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Tenquille Mountain

Tricky route finding, and pleasant scrambling on Tenquille's namesake peak

Hiking Severe

23 km
2.2 km
2.2 km
1 day +
Low Point
241 m
High Point
2.4 km
Tenquille Mountain Map

Tenquille Lake is a popular hiking and technical mountain biking destination. The hut, and spectacular lake make for gorgeous views. For the scrambler, the area offers several excellent peaks. Tenquille as the name sake is a descent scramble with some hard 3rd class sections that require a few hours of slogging up very steep alpine scrub, silt and scree with little to no trail.


Trailheads are at either Branch 12, which skips some of the elevation gain. But it requires at least AWD and descent clearance. Subaru Forester or Crosstrex would be the minimum



Hiking challenging trails where simple scrambling, with the occasional use of the hands, is a distinct possibility. The trails are often filled with all manner of obstacles both small and large, and the hills are very steep. Obstacles and challenges are often unexpected and can be unpredictable.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between June and September


  • Alpine
  • Wildlife
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Wild flowers
  • Water features
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation