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