Peterson East Rim Loop – Kamloops Trails
Posted on: January 6, 2019 4:55 pm
by: Doug Smith
We can hike a loop route through Peterson Creek Park to the east side of eeh gorge and back by following existing trails. From the trailhead at the corner of Summit and Whiteshield Crescent South, we hiked east to the edge of the canyon then followed the Tom Moore Trail to the Billy Miner Trail junction where we descended to the creek.
The trail on the east side climbs to a rim trail and leaves the park for a section. All of the lands to the east are private property, even though they are well used by mountain bikers, runners, dog walkers, and hikers. A sign on the border fence specifically states no access to vehicles, adding the comment that it includes mountain bikes. At one point there is a stile, suitable for walkers, runners, and hikers, but all of us must still use good judgement not to intrude into grazing areas in grazing season. We ventured on foot onto some of the trails, on the snow, well below the crest of the hill, mindful of responsible recreation.