North Thompson Geocaching trails

Brennan Creek Flume and Bear Creek Flume - NT Geocaching program

The Brennan Creek Flume Geocache.

The Brennan Creek Flume Geocache.

The Brennan Creek Flume:

Flume Trail

In 1918, the Brennan Creek Log Fume was built by the Adams River Lumber Company to transport logs from the high plateau country to Adams Lake.  At its peak, over 18,000 logs were on the skid-way at any given time.  the flume was approximately six miles long.  Remains of this flume can still be seen by a heritage hiking trail located at Brennan Creek.

Bear Creek Flume

There was a much longer version of a flume used in the area which dates back to 1912.  The Bear Creek Flume stretched from Skmana Lake to the Lower Adams River, an approximate distance of 17.7 km’s (11 miles).  Believed to be the longest flume in Canada.  Supported on trestles crossing ravines and canyons often 15-24m (50-80 feet) high above the forest floor.

Brennan Creek Flume Access:

Travel 3km south of Barriere on Highway 6 to the Agate Bay Road in Louis Creek.  Travel on the paved Agate Bay Road till reaching Adams Lake.  Turn left on the gravel forestry road at the tree way junction at Adams Lake.  Travel 37km to Brennan Creek.

Trail information segment is courtesy of the Lower North Thompson Geocaching program, sponsored in part by the Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society.  Go to:  Profile Name:  Trail Seekers2