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Individual Trail

Central Okanagan / West Kelowna

13 min driving from Downtown Kelowna

Nestled on the west side of the Rose Valley Reservoir, this trail begins as a nice flat service road until it meets up with the lake. Meander up the goat trail to the left, and follow it all way through the dense forest to Sweet Street and begin your gruelling trek upwards. Pass under the most incredible giant rock archway and dawn your sights upon a panoramic view of the valley. Continuing further, the struggle worsens, until finally reaching the viewpoint at City on the Edge of Forever. This is easily the best viewpoint in the entire network of the Rose Valley trails and should absolutely not be missed. This spot is ideal for a picnic, sunrise or sunset.

Begin the descent down by keeping right at all of the forks, passing directly next to the incredible cliffs that line McDougall Rim on your right. Over halfway down, take note of a magnificent boulder split in half over time as you walk through it. Keep right at the Rocky Candy fork to connect with the home stretch!

Basics
  • 13 min from Downtown Kelowna
  • Loop
  • 8.50 km (round-trip)
  • 2.3 hours solo | 2.7 hours group round-trip
  • 675 meters elevation (round-trip)
  • Hard difficulty
Features
  • Part of the larger Rose Valley trail network!
  • One of our favourites!
  • GPS Map available.

Creator: Josh Hoggan
Duration Class:Medium Hike
Seasons:Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Difficulty Description:Two moderate legs of the trail with a very steep ascent wedged in-between with numerous switch backs.
Dogs:OK on Leash
Children:Ages 10 and up
Cell Service:Excellent (2016-Nov Telus)
First Listed:2016-Nov-06
Last Updated:2016-Nov-07
GPS Notes
Most often when viewing our maps, trails marked in Green or Blue have been human-verified by our volunteers. A route in purple indicates an overgrown trail or a bushwhack. Otherwise, the tracks may have been satellite traced or imported from third party sources. While we strongly believe our GPS are accurate, please be aware that no logging system is perfect and to be aware of potential errors.

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Duration Round-Trip (solo):140 min
Duration Round-Trip (group):160
Trailhead GPS:49.880088000,-119.578983000
Trailend GPS:49.880088000,-119.578983000
Distance:8.50 km (round-trip)
Elevation at Start:545 meters
Elevation at End:545 meters
Elevation Minimum:545 meters
Elevation Maximum:931 meters
Elevation Gain:675 meters (round-trip)
Elevation Loss:-675 meters (round-trip)
Slope Up:14.40% (round-trip)
Slope Down:-12.80% (round-trip)
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