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Individual Trail

Thompson/Kamloops / Coquihalla

120 min driving from Downtown Kelowna

An incredible view of the Cascades to the Coastal Mountains along a sub-alpine ridgeway. On clear days, views of Mount Baker are even visible. After about an hour of intense uphill, you will reach a much easier (but still ascending) array of meadows, which will turn into a boulder fields and two scrambles. The initial section of the trail features natural blueberries in the summer.

After hitting a major trail fork where your current trail intersects the ridgeline of Needle's ridge perpendicularly, you are able to turn LEFT instead of right to follow a secondary trail to "Small Lake."

Due to large amounts of snow in the spring, summer, and fall, we recommend only doing this trail between June 1st and the end of September. Prepare for dramatically colder temperatures and high winds near the top.

Basics
  • 120 min from Downtown Kelowna
  • Linear
  • 4.80 km (one-way)
  • 2.0 hours solo one-way
  • 4.0 hours solo | 5.2 hours group round-trip
  • 928 meters elevation (one-way)
  • Hard difficulty
Features
  • GPS Map available.

Creator: Josh Hoggan
Duration Class:Full Day
Seasons:Summer
Difficulty Description:A very strenuous uphill ascent followed by a scramble at the top.
Dogs:Not recommended.
Children:Not recommended.
Cell Service:Unknown
First Listed:2014-Nov-03
Last Updated:2018-Feb-25
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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Duration One-Way (solo):120 min
Duration Round-Trip (solo):240 min
Trailhead GPS:49.594517000,-121.124191000
Trailend GPS:49.571239000,-121.125130000
Distance:4.80 km (one-way)
Elevation at Start:1,215 meters
Elevation at End:2,075 meters
Elevation Minimum:1,207 meters
Elevation Maximum:2,075 meters
Elevation Gain:928 meters (one-way)
Elevation Loss:-68 meters (one-way)
Slope Up:21.40% (one-way)
Slope Down:-8.00% (one-way)
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