Free Group Hike

Sun, Oct 8, 2017 10:00 AM

This is an adults only (19+) event!

The McDougall Rim begins with an intense uphill hike along a rocky path, but eventually tapers off onto flatter land winding through the forest to reach spectacular views of West Kelowna and the lake.

Unlike some, this trail is not clearly labelled and is marked by usage rather than signs, there are several trails you could end up on, so be sure you know which path you are planning to take beforehand. Be prepared to cross bridges, creeks and a variety of terrain. The trails were subject to wildfires in 2009 and thus the trail is still recovering in some sections.

During spring time, a small waterfall opens up at about 4km into the trail, snow can still be found in the area at this time so if you wish to trek up to it, bring footwear with good grip.

McDougall Rim is home to several types of wildflower in the summertime such as the Indian Paintbrush and Prairie Roses, it is also habituated by an assortment of wildlife including bears, deer, coyote and other larger animals which have been spotted in the area.

Hayman lake is filled with leeches and is not suitable for swimming; however, it often contains fish suitable for angling!

IMPORTANT: Hayman Lake is privately owned. Parcel ID 011-370-475. Please consult the ParcelMap BC to find a route around it, or contact the property owners for permission. The owners (as of May, 30 2019) are:

CHANDRA MICHELE PAYNTER, STUDENT 1666 PRITCHARD DRIVE
WESTBANK, BC
V4T 1X5
AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 16667/200000 INTEREST
https://www.facebook.com/travis.paynter.3

TRAVIS GEOFFREY PAYNTER, BUSINESSMAN 2303 SHANNON LAKE ROAD
WESTBANK, BC
V4T 1V6
AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 16667/200000 INTEREST

NIGEL MERRICKE PAYNTER, BUSINESSMAN 1666 PRITCHARD DRIVE
WESTBANK, BC
V4T 1X5
AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 16666/200000 INTEREST
https://www.facebook.com/nigel.paynter.7

CATANA DEVELOPMENTS LTD., INC.NO. 415337 260 - 2300 CARRINGTON ROAD
WESTBANK, BC
V4T 2N6
AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 20000/200000 INTEREST
https://www.manta.com/ic/mt69pmw/ca/catana-development-ltd

CELESTINE ROSEANNE PAYNTER, STUDENT 3680 PAYNTER ROAD
WESTBANK, BC
V4T 1P9
AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 15000/200000 INTEREST
https://www.facebook.com/celestine.paynter

HENRAY SAMUEL PAYNTER, STUDENT 147 RUE PRINCIPAL
HUBERDEAU, PQ
J0T 1G0
AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 15000/200000 INTEREST
phenray@hotmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/henray.paynter

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Basics
  • 18 min from Downtown Kelowna
  • Loop
  • 14.70 km (round-trip)
  • 4.0 hours solo | 5.2 hours group round-trip
  • 935 meters elevation (round-trip)
  • Hard difficulty: Very steep 20-30 min start, then moderate to the lake.
Kids & Pets
  • On-Leash
  • Child-Friendly
Features
  • One of our favourites!
  • GPS Map available.
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