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Individual Trail

Central Okanagan / West Kelowna

20 min driving from Downtown Kelowna

A ludicrously steep but scenic trail at Blue Grouse offers stunning views of the city along with exposure to local vegetation including Wild Rose Bush, Yarrow, Tall Buttercup, cactus and Raspberries. It begins on the 4x4ing track, and after

Bring a sufficient amount of water, it will be needed especially in the summer when combining the steep hike with hot weather.

  • 20 min from Downtown Kelowna
  • Linear
  • 1.90 km (one-way)
  • 45 minutes solo one-way
  • 75 minutes solo | 2.0 hours group round-trip
  • 425 meters elevation (one-way)
  • Very Hard difficulty
  • Part of the larger Blue Grouse trail network!
  • One of our favourites!
  • GPS Map available.

Creator: Josh Hoggan
Duration Class:Medium Hike
Seasons:Spring, Summer, Fall
Difficulty Description:Begins with an easy 4x4 road which turns into an incredibly steep ascent.
Dogs:OK on Leash; no water sources.
Children:Not recommended.
Cell Service:Good (Telus May 2016)
First Listed:2016-May-25
Last Updated:2016-May-25
GPS Notes
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Duration One-Way (solo):45 min
Duration Round-Trip (solo):75 min
Trailhead GPS:49.936413000,-119.527464000
Trailend GPS:49.947527000,-119.525088000
Distance:1.90 km (one-way)
Elevation at Start:572 meters
Elevation at End:968 meters
Elevation Minimum:571 meters
Elevation Maximum:981 meters
Elevation Gain:425 meters (one-way)
Elevation Loss:-29 meters (one-way)
Slope Up:23.10% (one-way)
Slope Down:-17.80% (one-way)
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  • lots of opportunity for off trail exploration here, There are the remains of an old homestead below the last push to the top. A spring fed water system is the visible remain, and depression where there could have been a cabin.

    Mon, Mar 27, 2017 10:14 AM
  • Steady steep incline most of the way up, bring good traction shoes and hiking poles if you like those. Fantastic views at the top, well worth the uphill battle. We met a few atv's and motorbikes on the lower slopes but once you are more than half way, its a bit steep for those guys. 5 stars, will do it again!

    Sun, Oct 14, 2018 10:11 AM

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