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Individual Trail

BC-Okanagan (Central) / 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!

Activities
  • Hiking
Seasons Accessible
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
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: Two moderate legs of the trail with a very steep ascent wedged in-between with numerous switch backs.
Kids & Pets
  • On-Leash
  • Child-Friendly
Features
  • Part of the larger Rose Valley trail network!
  • One of our favourites!
  • GPS Map available.

  • None



Suggested Protection

None mentioned.

Notes

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Driving Time

From Downtown Kelowna, approximate travel time by car is 13 minute(s).

Approximate Trailhead Address

1488 Rosewood Drive, West Kelowna, BC

Trailhead GPS Co-ordinates

49.880088000,-119.578983000

Detailed Directions

1) Drive from downtown Kelowna across the bridge.
2) Turn RIGHT onto Westlake Rd.
3) Turn LEFT onto Rosewood Dr and follow it to the end. Park at the cul-de-sac.

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