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Individual Trail

BC-Okanagan (Central) / 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." No vehicle traffic is permitted on these roads between January 1 and April 30th annually.

Activities
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Seasons Accessible
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Basics
  • 30 min from Downtown Kelowna
  • Linear
  • 4.19 km (one-way)
  • 70 minutes solo one-way
  • 1.8 hours solo | 3.0 hours group round-trip
  • 353 meters elevation (one-way)
  • Medium difficulty: Moderate ascent with rolling hills
Kids & Pets
  • On-Leash
  • Child-Friendly
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  Title Trail When Difficulty Rating
Casual Double-Wide Hike
by HikingAddiction
Fur Brigade Trail Viewpoint
2019-Apr-07

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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
  • Hi, this will be my first group hike! Is there really 77 people going?

    Fri, Apr 5, 2019 6:02 PM
  • Erin, looks like we have a ton of people coming. Quite possibly!

    Fri, Apr 5, 2019 7:36 PM
  • is the hike at 10am or 11am? here it says 11am, but facebook page said 10am?

    are some of you willing to carpool and/or car share, given there are so many going and limited parking space? if yes, i suggest that we can meet up at Orchard Plaza (springfield road) and go from there? if we leave around 10:15 - 10:20am time, any takers?

    Sat, Apr 6, 2019 10:24 AM
  • 11am

    Sat, Apr 6, 2019 11:18 AM

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