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  • by Josh
  • 2017-Oct-04

Individual Trail

BC-Okanagan (South) / Summerland

50 min driving from Downtown Kelowna

** This trail is on private property owned by the Penticton Indian Band. They do permit hikers, but a written form must be filled out at their office in advance! **

This stunning trail begins at the Trout Creek trestle in Summerland, follows a densely forested double-wide trail along the fence-line of an orchard that connects to a series of cycling trails. It is easy to become disoriented due to the sheer number of forks, and poor trail flagging. We highly recommend taking our GPS log. Generally, keep "right-ish" until reaching there mountain.

After emerging from the forest around the 4.5 km mark, begin the short 1 km ascent! While trudging uphill, enjoy panoramic views of the Summerland Valley, Okanagan Lake, Giant's Head, and a number of wineries. At the summit, a huge jagged rock outcropping which can prove for as an adrenaline rush for those so inclined.

Activities
  • Hiking
Seasons Accessible
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Basics
  • 50 min from Downtown Kelowna
  • Linear
  • 5.51 km (one-way)
  • 70 minutes solo one-way
  • 2.2 hours solo | 3.0 hours group round-trip
  • 466 meters elevation (one-way)
  • Medium difficulty: A relatively flat walk with a final descent which is quite steep
Kids & Pets
  • On-Leash
  • Child-Friendly
Features
  • GPS Map available.

  • None



Suggested Protection

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Driving Time

From Downtown Kelowna, approximate travel time by car is 50 minute(s).

Approximate Trailhead Address

6233 Canyon View Rd, Summerland, BC V0H 1Z7

Trailhead GPS Co-ordinates

49.567267000,-119.658081000

Detailed Directions

1) From Kelowna, head south towards Penticton, crossing the bridge.
2) After passing downtown Summerland, take a RIGHT from the highway onto Arkell Rd towards Giant's Head winery.
3) Turn RIGHT onto Gartell Rd (enrolee to Giant's Head Winery)
4) Turn LEFT on Happy Valley Rd as it turns into Hillborn St
5) Turn LEFT onto Canyon View Rd and pass Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery.
6) Park at the trestle and walk across, and hike up the hill to the right.

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