Rose Valley: Summit Loop

West Kelowna

12 min from Downtown Kelowna
1805 Westlake Rd, West Kelowna, BC V1Z 3G6
A scenic hike, this trail through Rose Valley Park offers panoramic views, interesting geological formations and plenty of wildlife along the way.

The path is a moderate to hard one, involving steep inclines and sudden drop-offs in areas, you may also come into contact with the lake, so be sure to wear shoes appropriate for muddy conditions, especially in the spring.

Rose Valley was created by water during de-glaciation when a large block of ice occupied Okanagan Lake, eventually the melt water from the ice created a channel through the land. The park was also home to a volcano, the remnants of this provide caves created by lava air bubbles and different geological structures.

The trails are marked by usage rather than signs, steep inclines and sudden drop-off are common, if you are cycling be aware of the terrain, stunts are not permitted.

Most of the trails eventually loop back around to the beginning. For a shorter route, you can backtrack providing you remember which way you came.
  • Short
  • Average
  • Loop
  • 4.33 km round-trip
  • 55 min solo
  • 1 hr 10 min group
  • 290 m gain
Kids & Pets
  • On-Leash
  • Child-Friendly


1805 Westlake Rd, West Kelowna, BC V1Z 3G6

Driving Time

From Downtown Kelowna, approximate travel time by car is 12 min.

Notable GPS Co-ordinates

Detailed Directions

1. Drive from downtown Kelowna across the bridge into West Kelowna
2. Turn RIGHT onto Horizon Drive
3. Turn LEFT onto Westlake Rd.
4. Park at Rose Valley Provincial Park on your right.

Google Directions

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

  • Starting Elevation: 575 meters
  • Ending Elevation: 575 meters
  • Maximum Elevation: 791 meters
  • Minimum Elevation: 574 meters
  • Elevation Gain: 290 meters
  • Elevation Loss: -290 meters
  • Slope Up: 13.00%
  • Slope Down: -12.00%

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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.
  • Alexandra Babynec

    This walk in stunning! Highly recommend it. Great site too - thanks for all the info. Just a couple of comments:

    There are 2 entrances to the trails. The first on the right when you turn on to Westlake gets you to Yellow Bell Loop (which connects eventually to the Summit Loop). Or if you continue down the road for about another kilometer there is another parking lot on the right. Here you can access a short connector skipping most of the Yellow Bell Loop. I did this so I could spend more time on the Summit Loop and at the top. The three main trails are marked with square, coloured signposts above head-height on the trees. There are a lot of secondary trails that look like the main trail so be sure to look for these at every fork or turn because the main trail is not always obvious and it's really easy to lose the main trail. Happy hiking! Cheers, Alexandra

    Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 7:30 AM
  • Alan.

    This hike on Jan 7/18 going to be snowshoeing hike ?

    Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 6:11 PM
  • Josh

    Yea, I've got the same question as Alleycat, and also wonder whether someone has a seat available in their vehicle (and some snowshoes)

    Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 8:54 PM
  • Nic Lightheart

    I have an extra set of snowshoes I will bring with, in case someone wants to use them:)

    Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 7:19 AM

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