The Tranquille River Trail follows the river (sometimes referred to as “the creek”) upstream for 2 km to the start of the narrows in a steep-sided canyon. The lower end is an easy and scenic hike, suitable for families in all seasons. Along the way are a number of points of interest. This Google map has waypoints, photos, and information for hikers.
This interactive map has a number of controls, including a list of points of interest (top left), open in full screen (top right), sharing, and zoom. Photos are embedded into waypoints.
We hike a number of different routes to the top of Mount Mara. The most frequently hiked are up the front side through the canyon and then up the gully (article) or around the west side on the old … Continue reading →
There are old double tracks going up Mount Wheeler on the northeast and southwest corners but no tracks on the southeast side so any exploration of this area means hiking up, crossing a grazing fence, then winding up open forest … Continue reading →
Overlooking the west side of the Tranquille River is a series of open ridges that climb toward the prominent hilltop that is sometimes called The Pimple, The route up Tranquille Ridge climbs 1150 feet in about 3.5 km. It starts … Continue reading →
The hike up Mara Canyon is one of the best in the region, but we hiked up the loop trail to the summit, then we came down the canyon for this outing. We drove the side road from the CNR … Continue reading →