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Individual Trail

Central Okanagan / 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.

  • 27 min from Downtown Kelowna
  • Linear
  • 2.00 km (one-way)
  • 40 minutes solo one-way
  • 60 minutes solo | 1.8 hours group round-trip
  • 334 meters elevation (one-way)
  • Medium difficulty

Creator: Josh Hoggan
Duration Class:Short Hike
Seasons:Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Difficulty Description:A mildly challenging, but steady, ascent.
Dogs:OK on Leash
Children:Ages 10 and up.
Cell Service:Unknown
First Listed:2011-Jun-06
Last Updated:2017-Apr-18
GPS Notes
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Duration One-Way (solo):40 min
Duration Round-Trip (solo):60 min
Duration Round-Trip (group):105
Trailhead GPS:49.788528000,-119.734032000
Trailend GPS:49.788540000,-119.739471000
Distance:2.00 km (one-way)
Elevation at Start:547 meters
Elevation at End:758 meters
Elevation Minimum:547 meters
Elevation Maximum:804 meters
Elevation Gain:334 meters (one-way)
Elevation Loss:-83 meters (one-way)
Slope Up:20.80% (one-way)
Slope Down:-16.90% (one-way)
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  • Hello, recently I have come to Kelowna, and I'm interested to join this hikking group .
    Someone can give a ride from kelown's downtow?

    Pedro Rojo ( redman)

    Fri, Apr 8, 2016 9:20 AM
  • I want to hike pin cushion either tomorrow or on Saturday. Would anyone be interested?

    Wed, Jun 29, 2016 8:19 PM

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