Roving Over Dewdrop Ridge – Kamloops Trails

Roving Over Dewdrop Ridge – Kamloops Trails


Posted on: January 24, 2019 5:20 pm
by: Doug Smith

One of our favorite hikes in the Kamloops area has no trail, but the open slopes to the top of Dewdrop Ridge allow easy access to wonderful views. The parking area is on the Dewdrop Range Road at the first parking area on the right. Hikers can strike off bearing south, picking whichever opening in the scattered trees that looks easiest. The route to the top of the ridge is 1 km. At the far southeast end, the views extend up the Thompson River Valley toward Kamloops. A faint path follows the upper rim of the ridge for 1 km. In the middle section we can look down to the top of Battle Bluff and the rocky hills surrounding Kamloops Lake. At the western end of the ridge we are provided with views southwest down Kamloops Lake. Below the ridge are basalt bluffs, requiring some scrambling to explore. On the north side is the Red Plateau Escarpment rising feet above the Dewdrop Range. On a clear day all of the landscapes are presented free of charge with no crowds or urban noise.

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There are several articles on this website on routes which include Dewdrop Ridge – Battle Bluff East Shoulder, Dewdrop Basalt Cliffs, the Trackless Way, and more. This is also one of our best spots to view sunrises or sunsets when conditions are right. We will be back in the winter for stomp on the snow.

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I started exploring this area in 1976 and I continue to follow tracks and routes wherever they lead, with the aid of map, compass, GPSr and camera. After many dead-ends, but also many discoveries, I chose to share this information. Getting out 12 months each year, I continue to explore trails, tracks, routes, and waterways of the Kamloops area and beyond.

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Doug Smith

Doug writes for Kamloops Trails, a not-for-profit (and ad free) website, offering information on trails, waterways, routes, featured spots, viewpoints, and explorations in the outdoors in the Kamloops area (and beyond).

Doug started exploring this area in 1976 and continues to follow tracks and routes wherever they lead, with the aid of map, compass, GPSr and camera. After many dead-ends, but also many discoveries, he chose to share this information.

The Kamloops Trails website has a massive number of interesting posts and would be of interest to anyone in Kamloops who enjoys the outdoors. Visit the Kamloops Trails website at: http://www.kamloopstrails.net/


 

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