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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
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: A mildly challenging, but steady, ascent.
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