South Okanagan / 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.
|Duration Class:||Medium Hike|
|Difficulty Description:||Easy rolling hills for 3.6 km, followed by steady ascent to 5 km.|
|Dogs:||OK on Leash|
|Children:||Ages 10 and up|
|Cell Service:||Poor/Intermittent; Mostly only as approaching summit. (July 2016)|
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|Duration One-Way (solo):||70 min|
|Duration Round-Trip (solo):||130 min|
|Distance:||5.07 km (one-way)|
|Elevation at Start:||1,793 meters|
|Elevation at End:||2,200 meters|
|Elevation Minimum:||1,793 meters|
|Elevation Maximum:||2,200 meters|
|Elevation Gain:||475 meters (one-way)|
|Elevation Loss:||-67 meters (one-way)|
|Slope Up:||11.90% (one-way)|
|Slope Down:||-4.90% (one-way)|
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