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    Mara Loop Trail

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    5.5 km
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    221 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Mara Loop Trail is a scenic hiking circuit in Kamloops, BC, that winds through the breathtaking terrain of Lac du Bois Grasslands Provincial Park. Along the trail, you will make your way up a gentle incline along the rolling green hills within the park for some amazing views overlooking the Thompson Valley. With well-maintained trails and amazing views of the surrounding landscape, this hike is a perfect option for outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels.

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    Route Description for Mara Loop Trail

    Although the Mara Loop Trail features a small amount of elevation gain, the wide paths and easy terrain make it more than accessible for the casual hiker, including families with young children. Setting out from the parking area, follow the trail east to cross over several small creeks and begin making your way uphill. As you gain elevation along the rolling landscape, you will begin to get a better sightline that sweeps across the breathtaking terrain of the Thompson Valley. Continue along the trail as it turns to the west, providing some amazing views of the hilly terrain and Kamloops Lake below. Reaching the northwest corner of the loop, you will begin your descent along the Tranquille River on a route that will link you back up with the road. Follow this to return back to the trailhead where you started your journey.

    Getting to the Mara Loop Trail Trailhead

    To get to the parking area for the Mara Loop Trail from Kamloops, head west for 4.9 km along Ord Road and make a left to continue on it for another 180 m. Turn right on Tranquille Road, following it for 5.5 km before turning right on Red Lake Road. In 400 m, you will find the trailhead on the right.

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