This trail information has been reality-checked for accuracy by the HikingAddiction staff! Regardless, no system is perfect, and trails change over time. Please use the following information as a point of reference only, not as a guide. Please report any errors and corrections to us immediately. By using our web site, you agree to our Terms and Conditions.
  • by Josh
  • 2019-Mar-25

Individual Trail

BC-Okanagan (North) / Armstrong

31 min driving from Vernon

This particular route around Mt. Rose-Swanson hits all of the viewpoint lookouts for the longest loop possible in the park. From the parking lot, to the "Overview" look out, Tower, Benchmark, Turner's Terrace, and Miller's Bluff.

Both Miller's Bluff and Tower have fantastic lookout spots over the valley, while Benchmark is the highest point of the park at 966 meters and is more of a simple forest clearing. The proclaimed amazing view at "Overview" is better skipped for the better photo op at Tower.

While the trail network doesn't actually cross over to Mt. Swanson, views of it are possible at Turner's Terrace. The trail network is single-wide and due to the large amounts of shade is still quite snowy and icy throughout March.

Activities
  • Hiking
Seasons Accessible
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Basics
  • 31 min from Vernon
  • Loop
  • 8.90 km (round-trip)
  • 2.8 hours solo | 3.0 hours group round-trip
  • 545 meters elevation (round-trip)
  • Medium difficulty: A moderate hike without any challenging obstacles and some steeper sections.
Kids & Pets
  • On-Leash
  • Child-Friendly
Features

  • None




Suggested Protection

None mentioned.

Notes

None.

Create Report

No trail reports available.
Please consider creating one!

You must Login to view trail metrics. Don't have an account? Create Free Account

View details like:

  • Distance
  • Duration
  • Group Duration
  • Summit/Feature Latitude GPS
  • Start & End Latitude GPS
  • Elevation at Start & End
  • Elevation Max & Min
  • Elevation Gain & Loss
  • Slope Up and Down
Driving Time

From Vernon, approximate travel time by car is 31 minute(s).

Approximate Trailhead Address

4520 Chamberlaine Rd, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B4

Trailhead GPS Co-ordinates

50.462002000,-119.268523000

Detailed Directions

1. Head North on Highway 97 towards Vernon and continue through.
2. When approaching Armstrong, turn LEFT onto Rosedale Avenue.
3. Turn Right onto Okanagan Street, and then after the left hand curve, turn RIGHT to stay on Okanagan Street.
4. Turn LEFT onto Wood Avenue which will turn into Salmon River Road.
5. After the right hand curve, TURN LEFT to stay on Salmon River Road.
6. TURN LEFT onto Hallam Road.
7. Turn RIGHT to stay on Hallam and then take the second LEFT to stay on Hallam Road.
8. Turn LEFT onto Chamberlain Rd and follow it to the marked trailhead after approximately 2 km.

View on Google

Google Directions

There are no comments.


Leave a comment

You must Login to post a comment!

Disclaimer: Participate and hike at your own risk! HikingAddiction and its owners/organizers assume ABSOLUTELY NO responsibility, including but not limited to injury or loss of any kind/form due to the use of information, or participating in activities found on this group/site. Users understand and acknowledge that it is their own responsibility to verify land ownership and obtain permission prior to hiking to avoid trespassing on private property. By becoming the member/participant of HikingAddiction or by using the information on our web site, you agree to the terms and conditions of the group listed on our web site.