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  • by Josh
  • 2016-Jul-31

Individual Trail

BC-Okanagan (South) / Apex

40 min driving from Penticton,BC

The trail up Brent Mountain begins as a nice meandering forest-way with cute stream crossings. his is a hike that is ideal for hotter months, as it remains moderately cool all throughout the summer! The lush and cozy sub alpine trail will offer a variety of unique foliage (Yarrow, Buttercups, Indian Paintbrush, mushrooms) in early summer after the snow clears. Prepare for a hefty set of mosquitos and mud, but a distraction that is easily ignored as you approach the summit with its broad meadows littered with smooth stones. T

While the trail has numerous forks, the route to the top is clearly indicated by metal trail markers. The trail begins with a mild slope, and then mostly levels out for the next 2 km, and then the final ascent begins.

At the summit, reach an abandoned fire watch tower with surrounding panoramas of Apex Mountain, Summerland, and even hints of Kelowna on clearer days.

  • Hiking
Seasons Accessible
  • Summer
  • 40 min from Penticton,BC
  • Linear
  • 5.07 km (one-way)
  • 70 minutes solo one-way
  • 2.2 hours solo | 3.0 hours group round-trip
  • 475 meters elevation (one-way)
  • Medium difficulty: Easy rolling hills for 3.6 km, followed by steady ascent to 5 km.
Kids & Pets
  • On-Leash
  • Child-Friendly
  • GPS Map available.

  • None

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Driving Time

From Penticton,BC, approximate travel time by car is 40 minute(s).

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Detailed Directions

Important: Allow about 1.75 - 2 hours driving time from Kelowna.

1. From Penticton, cross the channel at Fairview/Green Mountain Rd, and continue west.
2. Turn RIGHT after 20 km onto Apex Mtn Road. RESET ODOMETER.
3. Turn RIGHT after 4.1 km, and continue along the decommissioned forest service road (labelled as Shatford Rd). There are many trenches dug out of the road, so take care. While its possible to take a car, it's not recommended and a vehicle with 4x4ing and adequate clearance are highly encouraged. RESET ODOMETER AGAIN.
4. At 2.8 km, keep LEFT at fork with signs for Apex Mtn. As of 2016, apparently the bridge is out if you had gone right.
5. At 3.6 km, keep RIGHT.
6. At 4.9 km, keep RIGHT.
7. At 5.7 km, turn LEFT.
8. At 6 km, ignore fork to the left that goes off the side of the road.
9. At 6.1 km, optionally take Sheep Rock Trailhead.
10. At 7.4 km, keep LEFT.
11. At 7.9 km, keep LEFT with signs for Brent Mtn trailhead.
12. At 8.2 km, park and take trailhead up to the left.

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  • Hi interested in going on this hike but need a ride. Thanks

    Sun, Jul 24, 2016 2:17 PM
  • The road up is rough and trenches are deep but it was entirely passable IF your vehicle has high clearance. The wildflowers were gorgeous! A worthwhile hike with views all the way to Kelowna.

    Mon, Jul 1, 2019 5:59 PM

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