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Individual Trail

BC-Okanagan (Central) / Rutland

17 min driving from Downtown Kelowna

The second phase of the Mission Creek Greenway included a trail extending 9.2 km into Scenic Canyon Regional Park. Unlike the first phase which is relatively easy, this canyon environment has steeper grades and although recent development has made the trails a lot more stable, some parts may not be suitable for children or those with novice experience.

This extension created by The Friends of Mission Creek Society with funding from the Regional District and a grant from the Recreational Infrastructure Canada program includes a wetland boardwalk, switchbacks and three bridges.

The 500m switchbacks lead you to a viewpoint below Gallagher's canyon, work on this area included adding wooden tie stairs to make the slope a little easier to manoeuvre. Once you reach the flatland, a ground-level view of Layer Cake Mountain awaits, the mountain is known to be the only volcanic formation of its kind worldwide.

This area is one of the most popular cycling routes in Kelowna; watch out for cyclists.

The trail data for this hike is computed one-way for the trip from the main parking lot to the waterfall at the end of the trail past the ranger station.

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Seasons Accessible
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  • 17 min from Downtown Kelowna
  • Linear
  • 6.84 km (one-way)
  • 80 minutes solo one-way
  • 2.7 hours solo | 3.3 hours group round-trip
  • 496 meters elevation (one-way)
  • Easy difficulty: Begins with a flat walk along the stream and ends with many ups and downs up larger hills.
Kids & Pets
  • On-Leash
  • Child-Friendly
  • Part of the larger Mission Park Greenway trail network!
  • One of our favourites!
  • Has a waterfall.
  • GPS Map available.

  • Waterfall

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  • The bridges are all currently under construction but otherwise a gorgeous well maintained trail.

    Thu, Aug 27, 2020 1:31 PM
  • Question somewhat related to this trail... fishing regulations for Mission Creek indicate that fishing is closed "between the falls at Gallaghers canyon to OK Lake". Is someone able to pinpoint for me where the falls are on a map?

    Sun, Sep 20, 2020 9:37 PM

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