Yak Peak


2 hr from Downtown Kelowna
49.5958275602, -121.12209867
The trail begins with a mild descent that crosses a creek and up into a mature forest. Pay close attention to cairns and ribbons that mark the trail as it can be easy to become disorientated as you will be crossing a large boulder field. Watch for climbers who may dislodge rocks while traversing along the rock wall. Only hike this trail when it is possible to see signs of usage on the ground, and visibility is clear. Once nearing the top, the trail begins to disperse, but the direction is clear for where to head to the summit.

While the trail itself is only 2.43 km one-way, we have added the 1.13 km for the walk from your car to the trailhead.

This trail is best done in July or August.

GPS Coordinates:
• Trailhead: 49.59529,-121.10656
• Start of Talus Slope: 49.60010, -121.10374
• Base of Cliff: 49.60114 ,-121.10358
• Yak Subpeak: 49.60504,-121.10379
• Yak Peak: 49.60684,-121.10513
  • Half-Day
  • Difficult
  • Out & Back Same Way
  • 7.12 km round-trip
  • 3 hr solo
  • 4 hr 15 min group
  • 882 m gain
Kids & Pets
  • On-Leash


49.5958275602, -121.12209867

Driving Time

From Downtown Kelowna, approximate travel time by car is 2 hr.

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Detailed Directions

1) Leave Kelowna via West Kelowna and take the 97-C Connector.
2) Head SOUTH on the Coquihalla.
3) Take the Zopkios exit.
4) Park at the rest area. If hiking with our group meet inside the rest area building at the meeting room.
5) To get to the actual trailhead, wall north along the highway. In approx 800 meters is the trailhead marked with cairns.

Google Directions

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

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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: 1201 meters
  • Ending Elevation: 2023 meters
  • Maximum Elevation: 2032 meters
  • Minimum Elevation: 1199 meters
  • Elevation Gain: 882 meters
  • Elevation Loss: -60 meters
  • Slope Up: 27.00%
  • Slope Down: -8.00%

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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.
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