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

Statistics

1

day +

2,214

m

2,221

m

27

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Severe

Description

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