Blue Grouse: Baby Grouse

West Kelowna

20 min from Downtown Kelowna
370 Blue Grouse Rd, Kelowna, BC V1Z 3T4

A ludicrously steep but scenic trail at Blue Grouse offers stunning views of the city along with exposure to local vegetation including Wild Rose Bush, Yarrow, Tall Buttercup, cactus and Raspberries. It begins on the 4x4ing track, and after

Bring a sufficient amount of water, it will be needed especially in the summer when combining the steep hike with hot weather.

  • Short
  • Very Challenging
  • Out & Back Same Way
  • 3.80 km round-trip
  • 1 hr 15 min solo
  • 1 hr 57 min group
  • 425 m gain
Kids & Pets
  • On-Leash


370 Blue Grouse Rd, Kelowna, BC V1Z 3T4

Driving Time

From Downtown Kelowna, approximate travel time by car is 20 min.

Notable GPS Co-ordinates

Detailed Directions

Allow 20 minutes driving time from downtown Kelowna.

1. Follow Highway 97 from downtown Kelowna across the bridge and turn right onto Westside Road (take the detour slightly past that on Nancee Rd and double back a few hundred meters if Westside Rd is closed for construction).
2. Follow Westside Rd for 8.4km, going past Bear Creek Park on your left.
3. Watch for Bear Lake Main Road a couple kilometers after Bear Creek Park and turn left.
4. After exactly 2km, arrive at the UNMARKED Blue Grouse Rd parking area.

Google Directions

Use our written directions in preference to the Google directions below as they are likely more accurate.

Linear Trail
This is a linear (out and back/not a loop) trail; the values below indicate the one-way statistics from the trailhead to the end of the route.
  • Starting Elevation: 572 meters
  • Ending Elevation: 968 meters
  • Maximum Elevation: 981 meters
  • Minimum Elevation: 571 meters
  • Elevation Gain: 425 meters
  • Elevation Loss: -29 meters
  • Slope Up: 23.00%
  • Slope Down: -18.00%

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Map Waypoints

GPS Notes
We have often color-coded our GPX tracks. While it is not always the case, we have tried to use the following convention on our newer maps:

Green/Blue: human-verified by our volunteers.
Purple: overgrown trail, bushwhack, or on private property.
Red: default color or not reality-checked
Yellow: Road
Other Colors: May have been satellite traced or imported from third party sources.

While we strongly believe our GPS are accurate, please be aware that no logging system is perfect and to be aware of potential errors. Use at your own risk.
  • Rob Braun

    lots of opportunity for off trail exploration here, There are the remains of an old homestead below the last push to the top. A spring fed water system is the visible remain, and depression where there could have been a cabin.

    Monday, March 27, 2017 at 10:14 AM
  • Rudy

    Steady steep incline most of the way up, bring good traction shoes and hiking poles if you like those. Fantastic views at the top, well worth the uphill battle. We met a few atv's and motorbikes on the lower slopes but once you are more than half way, its a bit steep for those guys. 5 stars, will do it again!

    Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 10:11 AM

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