An open hill overlooks Kamloops Lake between Tranquille and Battle Bluff. It is a 0.8 km hike to the top of the Dewdrop Ridge and we hiked over the top, then under the bluffs in early spring. Red Plateau Escarpment rises 640m (2100 feet) above the Dewdrop Range on the north.
We hiked up the open slopes to the top of Dewdrop Ridge then traversed over to the east end and descended steeply to the foot of the basalt cliffs, following that section for 1 km before climbing onto another ridge continuing our route bearing east.
The north slopes have some open forest but the south slopes have only a few trees clinging to the cliffs here and there.
Although the route is only about 5km, there is no trail, so progress is slow. We carefully hiked over the bluffs, then under the same bluffs, over another set of basalt bluffs, under a different set of bluffs, then back over the top and finally down to our vehicles.