The New Way to hike. exercise. socialize. discover. meditate.

Are you new to town? On vacation? Looking to meet new friends? Interested in discovering new trails? HikingAddiction is a group of adults in their 20s, 30s & 40s in the Okanagan (primarily Kelowna) that all share a passion for the outdoors. We are free to join, and there's absolutely no commitment!

2,782 active users this year of 6,186 total members


Who We Are

HikingAddiction was spawned from a serious need for an outdoor activity group specializing in a demographic that younger adults could relate to. When HikingAddiction founder Josh Hoggan first moved to Kelowna and had researched his options, nothing fell into that category. Over the years, the group has surpassed over 6,000 members, with between 10 and 60 individuals participating per hike.

Our group is maintained by a small number of regular volunteers, but is very active outside of official events as all members are welcome to host hikes and contribute in any way. There is no fee for joining, and absolutely no commitment. However, if you not wish to or cannot join larger group events, we offer a comprehensive GPS map package to guide you through the local trails!

If you're looking for a scenic walk to take some great photos, a more challenging uphill adventure, or are just interested in exploring the outdoors, join us all throughout the sunnier months. Please read our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information about the requirements to participate.

At least once per season we organize a big group hiking and camping trip somewhere in British Columbia. One of our favourite spots is Manning Park. Both the Mt. Frosty trail and Three Brother's Mountain range provide a stunning hike: through alpine meadows, past glacial pools, and along scenic ridge-lines with views of the valley. Here, we camp at Lightning Lakes which offers a full suite of canoes and warm showers!


Our History