BC-Okanagan (Central) / Peachland
27 min driving from Downtown Kelowna
Named after a wildfire that wiped out the mountain in the 19th century leaving only snags that looked like pins, this mountain provides excellent views of the city and Okanagan Lake.
There are several steep sections and with loose gravel on the trail it is advised to bring a hiking stick or appropriate footwear to prevent slipping, especially downhill. If you plan to hike in the spring, snow packs may still be around also making for a slippery trail.
The moderate climb takes around an hour and if you follow the red #3 markers you will get to the peak, the yellow #2 takes you straight ahead. Once at the top you have an excellent view and a great spot for a break or a picnic.
Wildlife including deer, garter snakes and grouse has been spotted in the area. In recent years, residents of the city have been alerted to be on bear watch during the summer seasons due to the spawning of salmon nearby.
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From Downtown Kelowna, approximate travel time by car is 27 minute(s).
4482 Ponderosa Dr, Peachland, BC V0H 1X5
1) From Kelowna and the Coquillhala Connector, travel south on Hwy 97 to Peachland.
2) Turn right on Ponderosa Drive, follow it to the end (despite a few possible turn-offs)
3) Park at the Pincushion Mountain parking lot.
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