Mt. Eneas (Peachland to Summerland)
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.
This incredibly scenic mountain ridge-line walk takes hikers on an arduous ascent where way-finding skills are an absolute necessity. This seldom hiked range is best done with our GPS file due to the sheer number of forks. Additionally, as there are no trail flags, the overgrown trail can be hard to follow at times. The views of Garnet and Okanagan Lake make this trek well worth the struggle. Viewpoints are not visible at the summit of Mt. Eneas, so hikers are reminded that this trail is best enjoyed for the journey instead of the reward at the 1100 m summit.
A few kilometres (3.3 km) in, pass by Fur Brigade Trail viewpoint, en route to the summit at 9.4 km. From here, begin the gradual descent on the south side of the mountain. Reach grassy grazing land for cattle, and meander continually southward until reconnecting with the "Seasonal Route" signage and follow the path down to Wildhorse Mountain Guest Ranch B&B on Wildhorse Rd. This is just off of Garnet Valley Rd which leads into downtown Summerland. We recommend parking here to avoid the 7 km walk along Garnet Valley Rd into Summerland, and returning to the trailhead via the highway.
Begin the trail just past Hardy Falls by following the road through the "No Through Rd" sign, keeping an eye out for a little white 'Seasonal Route' sign hammered to a tree on the left. This is right before BC Orchards where the road ends.
|Duration Class:||Full Day|
|Seasons:||Spring, Summer, Fall|
|Difficulty Description:||Strenuous rolling hillside, and difficult to follow.|
|Dogs:||OK on Leash|
|Children:||Ages 16 and up|
|Cell Service:||Excellent (Telus Oct 2017)|
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|Duration One-Way (solo):||270 min|
|Duration Round-Trip (solo):||540 min|
|Distance:||13.20 km (one-way)|
|Elevation at Start:||474 meters|
|Elevation at End:||619 meters|
|Elevation Minimum:||474 meters|
|Elevation Maximum:||1,100 meters|
|Elevation Gain:||911 meters (one-way)|
|Elevation Loss:||-769 meters (one-way)|
|Slope Up:||11.60% (one-way)|
|Slope Down:||-11.30% (one-way)|
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