Doc Findlay Loop
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Doc Findlay Loop

North Thompson Valley
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Doc Findlay Loop

Doc Findlay Loop

Distance: 1.6mi
Elevation: 233ft
Time: 0.5-1h

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The Doc Findlay Loop is a 1.6mi hiking circuit in Kamloops that passes through the Kenna Cartwright Nature Park for some amazing views overlooking Kamloops and the North Thompson Valley. The trail is made up of very well-maintained and easy to navigate dirt paths that cross forested and exposed terrain, making them ideal for hikers of all skill levels. Although children will have no problem traversing the landscape, some areas of the trail are uneven and narrow, which might make mobility a challenge for families with strollers.

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Getting there

To reach the parking area for the Doc Findlay Loop from Kamloops, head southwest on BC-1 for 0.8mi and take exit 367 to merge onto Pacific Way. Follow this for 1.1mi to arrive at the parking area on the right.

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Doc Findlay Trail Description

Although it is only a short hike, the Doc Findlay Loop is big on scenery, offering some of the best views of Kamloops that can be found in the area. The trail sets out from the parking area and initially heads to the north between two residential neighbourhoods, before entering a stretch of forest. From there, you will follow the trail to the east as it descends to a trail slightly lower on the hillside. Continue south along the trail and take in the intermittent views of the city and surrounding landscape before meeting up with the road on the southernmost point of the loop. From here, cross over the road and cut through the open section of grassland to return to the parking lot having completed the Doc Findlay Loop.



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