Free Group Hike

Fri, Aug 7, 2020 10:00 AM to Sun, Aug 9, 2020 4:00 PM

This event is suitable for all ages.

Required Fitness Level
Beginner - For All Skill Levels

Hello everybody. I'm really sorry for cancelling High Rim, but I will be hiking Twin Lakes instead and it is much more beautiful. This will also be a much easier hike in comparison to highrim. There are no facilities here, so please bring a trowel and bear hanging equipment.

I suggest leaving kelowna at 10 am, and we will meet up at the Frank's convenience store in cherryville for 12 noon. Feel free to text me if you have any questions or concerns. 778-583-5675

I also have people driving up friday afternoon, and possibly Saturday. If you would like to join us with your own itinerary pls text me and I'll do my best to accommodate you.

Trail Description

This spectacular alpine hike has a moderately challenging ascent that gains 500 meters over roughly 4 km. Pass through two open meadows before arriving at the pristine turquoise waters of Twin Lakes. Ideal for a backpacking camping experience for some serious solitude. To avoid snow, we suggest only doing this hike absolutely no earlier than the third week of July.

Optionally, climb up to the summit of Lakeview Mountain for phenomenal views of Lake Andrew, Twin Lakes, Monashee Provincial Park, and more. This route is way-finding only and there is no official trail or flagging. From the farthest lake walk around it clock-wise and head up the boulder field to the ridgeline between the two peaks (the saddle). Turn left (north) and walk through the meadows to the top! It is not a scramble, and can be easily done by most hikers. After the peak, head down to the next saddle and descent through a smaller boulder field to an open grassy field. Once reaching the stream, turn left and follow it through the meadows back to the main trail. This is an extra 2.9 km, but well worth the journey. The ascent is an additional 330 meters, with a substantially steeper 20% slope.

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Basics
  • 165 min from Downtown Kelowna
  • Linear
  • 4.17 km (one-way)
  • 80 minutes solo one-way
  • 2.7 hours solo | 3.0 hours group round-trip
  • 507 meters elevation (one-way)
  • Hard difficulty
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Features
  • GPS Map available.
Attendees (11)
Hosts (1)

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