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Tuktakamin Hike Description
© Vernon Outdoors Club 2020
Hike distance 6.5 km round trip Altitude gain 512 m
Hiking time 3.5 hrs round trip Max altitude 1755m
Govt of Canada topo map 82 L/5 Difficulty Moderate
Tuktakamin Mountain is the high point on the long ridge which forms the south side of the Salmon River Valley at Falkland. As much of the high elevation at Tuk is exposed and windy, dress in layers for warmth and rain. There are a number of communication towers on the summit which can be seen for the highway as you approach Falkland and from Vernon. The south trailhead begins in a young tree plantation where there is room for parking. The hiking trail follows up a ridge, winding its way to the tower. There is no distinguishable trail, so just follow the ridge. The summit affords views of the surrounding country in all directions. In early spring, there is a profusion of wildflowers. If you wish to continue and do a round trip, follow the ridge approximately 300-400 metres down the hill in a South, SW direction until you come back to the gravel road. Look for a trail sign on your left. Follow the ribbons until you get back to the gravel road. Look for a trail sign on your left. Again, follow the ribbons which traverse along the ridge. The trail will keep turning right in a NW direction to lead you back to the main road and your vehicle.
Note: Use these directions at your own risk
(On the return journey, at about 6.5 km from where you parked, beware! Keep left at the triangle. If you take the other road, you’ll end up on an unmaintained and very rough road.)