Enderby Cliffs


1 hr 15 min from Downtown Kelowna
303 Brash Allen Rd, Enderby, BC V0E 1V4

The Enderby Cliffs tower high above the city offering breathtaking views of the Shuswap and the North Okanagan. Hikers atop the cliffs can watch the soaring birds play on the updrafts created by the steep rock face and take a step back in time to the Tertiary age when the cliffs were formed.

The trail follows the edge of a farmer's field and then begins to climb though deciduous shrubs and some trees. About 1km along, the trail intersects a skidder road. Here, visitors will find a bench and a large crucifix monument carved by the villagers of Oberammergau, Germany. Hikers are invited to leave flowers. The trail traverses across the slope, switching back and forth offering great views. The trail then climbs very steeply towards the cliffs. After the steep climb, the lower section of the cliffs is reached. The trail winds along through a meadow of alpine flowers to the top of the cliffs. This section of the trail offers many excellent views. In some spots, you can feel the updraft of the wind.

The trail ends at the highest point on the cliffs; however, most hikers will want to stop at around the 5.6 km point (1174 meters) as there are absolutely no views past this point or at the summit (7.3km/1258 meters). See our GPS map for "View #4" which is an excellent stopping point.

  • Half-Day
  • Average
  • Out & Back Same Way
  • 14.58 km round-trip
  • 3 hr solo
  • 3 hr 40 min group
  • 868 m gain
Kids & Pets
  • On-Leash
  • Child-Friendly
  • One of our favourites!


303 Brash Allen Rd, Enderby, BC V0E 1V4

Driving Time

From Downtown Kelowna, approximate travel time by car is 1 hr 15 min.

Notable GPS Co-ordinates

Detailed Directions

The trail is for hiking only; no horses, ATVs or mountain bikes are allowed.

  1. Drive towards Vernon on Highway 97 (Harvey Ave)
  2. Just outside of Vernon past Swan Lake stay on the highway towards Vernon-Sicamous Hwy/BC-97A N (signs for Salmon Arm/Sicamous)
  3. Turn RIGHT onto Cliff Ave (Enderby Mabel Lake Rd)
  4. Turn LEFT onto Brash Allen Rd
  5. Follow the road to the main parking lot where bathrooms are provided. There is a hiker sign here and the trail begins at the end of the private driveway at 303 Brash Allen. The trailhead is very clearly marked.

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: 474 meters
  • Ending Elevation: 1250 meters
  • Maximum Elevation: 1257 meters
  • Minimum Elevation: 474 meters
  • Elevation Gain: 868 meters
  • Elevation Loss: -91 meters
  • Slope Up: 13.00%
  • Slope Down: -6.00%

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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.
  • shawn hathaway

    Bear sighting with cub about the 5k mark

    Friday, August 8, 2014 at 9:32 PM

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