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Individual Trail

Central Okanagan / Peachland

30 min driving from Downtown Kelowna

This track, originally part of the route used by the Hudson Bay Company fur traders to transport furs, goods, and supplies from Fort Vancouver is a unique route that spans hundreds of Kilometres across the province.

However, this scenic walk takes hikers along a double-wide trail to a phenomenal viewpoint of Okanagan Lake, Rattlesnake Island, as well as hints of Peachland.

The trail has numerous forks, so we do recommend taking our GPS log on a mobile phone. However, there are ample signs of usage. Primarily follow signs reading "Seasonal Route" with a green circle inside a red ring. At the summit there is a large clearing with a sign clearly stating "Fur Brigade Trail."

  • 30 min from Downtown Kelowna
  • Linear
  • 3.83 km (one-way)
  • 60 minutes solo one-way
  • 1.8 hours solo | 2.6 hours group round-trip
  • 321 meters elevation (one-way)
  • Medium difficulty

Creator: Josh Hoggan
Duration Class:Medium Hike
Seasons:Spring, Summer, Fall
Difficulty Description:Moderate ascent with rolling hills
Dogs:OK on Leash
Children:Ages 10 and up
Cell Service:Excellent (Telus Oct 2017)
First Listed:2017-Oct-05
Last Updated:2018-Apr-14
GPS Notes
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Duration One-Way (solo):60 min
Duration Round-Trip (solo):110 min
Trailhead GPS:49.738475000,-119.771166000
Trailend GPS:49.714082000,-119.773232000
Distance:3.83 km (one-way)
Elevation at Start:475 meters
Elevation at End:745 meters
Elevation Minimum:475 meters
Elevation Maximum:745 meters
Elevation Gain:321 meters (one-way)
Elevation Loss:-61 meters (one-way)
Slope Up:10.60% (one-way)
Slope Down:-5.80% (one-way)
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  • Did this April 14, 2018, 13C and overcast skies. Only found some patches of snow closer to the top, but they were off the track and easily avoidable. Bring some good shoes, as there are some little streams that cross the track, and muddy spots. Some flat spots, but generally, a steady incline all the way to the top. Lots of deer poop, so watch where you're stepping! Also one or two spots where there's been crumbling of rocks on to the track. Trail is marked and easily followed, as per description. Parking seems limited. Vehicle access (4x4) further up starting May 1 (forgot closing date, sorry). Will do this again on a sunny day.

    Sat, Apr 14, 2018 8:24 PM

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