The Peterson Creek Nature Park is a great area of Kamloops for some hill training.  The park is separated by the Trans-Canada Highway, which makes an unusual combination of nature and highway traffic. There are two trailhead parking lots to enter the park, Glenfair on the Northside; and East of Summit on the Westside.  The park can also be accessed from Chancellor Drive.


Phil Hiom and Pickles enjoying the Peterson Creek trails


Peterson Creek has over 30km of trails. The Tom Moore trail winds its way through the ravine and acts as the spine to the trail system.  It is 3.5km one way, so a challenging out and back is 7km with 600 meters of ascent.  Add some side trails like the Billy Minor trail to get a little more distance and ascent.  Make sure to hit the Fallsview Trail which leads to a view of Peterson Falls.  It’s easy to wander off the main trails with several unauthorized ones that lead to private property. See the parks map for all of the legal trails.


Peterson Falls (source: Instagram @harry_moore)

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