Free Group Hike

Sat, Jul 13, 2019 9:00 AM to Sat, Jul 13, 2019 2:30 PM

This event is suitable for all ages.

Required Fitness Level
Active - For Most Generally Active Adults

Exploratory Event!
The host is unfamiliar with this route or activity. Durations, difficulties and distances may vary.

Hello fellow hikers! Join me for a fun and social group hike up Blue Grouse this Saturday! It will be hot so please be prepared, and get ready for a gorgeous view from the top. Please meet at the first parking lot (for 2wd vehicles) at 9am. We will be walking by 9:15. Hope to see you all there.

Please note, this is my first time on this trail so bear with me.

Trail Description

A scenic trail, Blue Grouse Mountain offers stunning views of the city along with exposure to local vegetation including Wild Rose Bush, Yarrow, Tall Buttercup, cactus and Raspberries.

The trail begins at the intersection of Blue Grouse Road and Bear Lake Main. After a few hundred metres an important intersection lays ahead, bear left up the steep hill towards an orange flag - it is a moderate climb to the top of the mountain. Keep left without deviating off the main road to avoid losing your way.

The well-maintained public service road provides excellent views of Downtown Kelowna, and sights as far as Vernon and Penticton. Bring a sufficient amount of water, it will be needed especially in the summer when combining the steep hike with hot weather.

HIKING DIRECTIONS
1. After parking at the dirt patch at the intersection of Blue Grouse Rd and Bear Lake Main, head right up the dirt 4x4ing path.
2. After a few hundred meters, you will come to the most important intersection on this trail. To your left, behind you, there is a well-used firepit. Directly ahead, there is a steep path heading upwards and one leading to the right. Bear left up the steeper hill.
3. There is a orange flag shortly thereafter which clearly marks the trailhead, follow this main road all the way to the top of the trail. Keep LEFT, I believe, at all major intersections and do not deviate off the main road (even for other orange flags you may see).

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Basics
  • 20 min from Downtown Kelowna
  • Loop
  • 12.70 km (round-trip)
  • 3.7 hours solo | 4.8 hours group round-trip
  • 876 meters elevation (round-trip)
  • Medium difficulty: Moderate 4x4ing trail to the top.
Kids & Pets
  • On-Leash
  • Child-Friendly
Features
  • GPS Map available.
Attendees (19)
Hosts (1)
  • Hey everyone. Can't wait to see you all Sat! Just a note, I was warned it can be easy to miss the parking lot if you don't know what to look for. Be sure to double check the directions and pop the GPS coordinates into Google maps to be sure :) see you there

    Tue, Jul 9, 2019 9:24 PM

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