Layer Cake Hill (Mountain)

Black Mountain

25 min from Downtown Kelowna
1850-1854 Mantle Ct, Kelowna, BC V1P 1H1
A dacite-composed volcanic land-form, Layer Cake Hill is truly a unique gem in Kelowna offering a layering style seldom seen. After recent advances, scientists now describe this particular geological formation as occurring from the different ways rock in a single volcanic flow shrinks as it cools. The "Pinnacle" hoodoo stands nearby and was formed from the same flow.
  • Short
  • Very Easy
  • Out & Back Same Way
  • 1.32 km round-trip
  • 20 min solo
  • 24 min group
  • 93 m gain
Kids & Pets
  • On-Leash
  • Child-Friendly


1850-1854 Mantle Ct, Kelowna, BC V1P 1H1

Driving Time

From Downtown Kelowna, approximate travel time by car is 25 min.

GPS Co-ordinates

Detailed Directions

1) From downtown Kelowna, drive towards Vernon on Highway 97/Harvey.
2) Turn RIGHT on Highway 33.
3) Turn RIGHT onto Gallagher Rd St
4) Follow onto Mantle Ct and drive to cul-de-sac at the end. Park. Follow path through wooden fence.

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: 637 meters
  • Ending Elevation: 733 meters
  • Maximum Elevation: 733 meters
  • Minimum Elevation: 637 meters
  • Elevation Gain: 93 meters
  • Elevation Loss: 3 meters
  • Slope Up: 12.00%
  • Slope Down: 12.00%

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GPS Notes
Most often when viewing our maps, trails marked in Green or Blue have been human-verified by our volunteers. A route in purple indicates an overgrown trail or a bushwhack. Otherwise, the tracks 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.
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