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Individual Trail

Central Okanagan / Southeast Kelowna

30 min driving from Downtown Kelowna

This alternative access route to Angel Springs offers a substantially more enjoyable hike in than the route offered by the Trestles route. Beginning at the hairpin turn just after Field Rd on McCulloch Rd in East Kelowna, this moderate coniferous forest trail gives you the chance to witness interesting geological formations and natural springs.

The first approximate 4 km of the trail is part of KLO Creek and offers a beautiful view of the winding canyon and unique rock formations. Pay close attention to our GPS log as the trail can be difficult to follow if unfamiliar with watching for signs of trail usage (especially at unmarked river crossings). The forest en-route includes Douglas-fir, Lodgepole Pine, Western Larch and Western Red Cedars.

At the springs, the water below the surface is heated geo-thermally to over 100°C. However, the above ground springs are lukewarm at about 25°C (even colder during spring runoff) and can be identified by orange-coloured tufa deposits that they have created. Tufa is a mineral formed when calcite crystallizes after water evaporation.

Due to a few unbridged river crossings, we recommend that you do not follow this route in the early spring was water levels may be too high. Bring a backup pair of dry socks and shoes just incase!

  • 30 min from Downtown Kelowna
  • Linear
  • 5.80 km (one-way)
  • 1.5 hours solo one-way
  • 3.0 hours solo | 3.5 hours group round-trip
  • 733 meters elevation (one-way)
  • Medium difficulty
  • Part of the larger Angel Springs trail network!
  • One of our favourites!
  • GPS Map available.

Creator: Josh Hoggan
Duration Class:Medium Hike
Seasons:Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Difficulty Description:A relatively easy stream walk with little elevation gain until the final 30 minute steeper ascent
Dogs:OK on Leash
Children:Ages 10 and up
Cell Service:Poor (Telus Sep 2014)
First Listed:2012-May-22
Last Updated:2016-Oct-09
GPS Notes
Most often when viewing our maps, trails marked in Green or Blue have been human-verified by our volunteers. A route in purple indicates an overgrown trail or a bushwhack. Otherwise, the tracks may have been satellite traced or imported from third party sources. While we strongly believe our GPS are accurate, please be aware that no logging system is perfect and to be aware of potential errors.

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Duration One-Way (solo):90 min
Duration Round-Trip (solo):180 min
Duration Round-Trip (group):210
Trailhead GPS:49.830437000,-119.367373000
Trailend GPS:49.797615000,-119.341248000
Distance:5.80 km (one-way)
Elevation at Start:571 meters
Elevation at End:997 meters
Elevation Minimum:571 meters
Elevation Maximum:997 meters
Elevation Gain:733 meters (one-way)
Elevation Loss:-308 meters (one-way)
Slope Up:15.10% (one-way)
Slope Down:-11.50% (one-way)
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  • Is this path doable on a mountain bike / intermediate to advanced riders?

    Tue, Aug 20, 2013 6:19 PM
  • Trying to get there in time (leaving Oct 3 from SK), this will be my first hike of the year! Trying to invite my sister in law who just moved from Calgary :) So excited!

    Sun, Sep 28, 2014 3:31 PM
  • Hiked it today under heavy rains elswhere in Kelowna. Kept ralativey dry with the tree cover protecting me for the most part. The creek was easily crossable when needed as water levels have subsided. Trail in Great shape

    Sun, May 17, 2015 7:42 PM
  • Sam

    Will I really stumble upon you in a toga on this trail, Josh?

    Sun, Oct 9, 2016 11:44 AM
  • Sorry what?

    Sun, Oct 9, 2016 11:54 AM
  • Hi
    Does anyone know how the vehicles got to the trail?

    Mon, Aug 7, 2017 9:55 AM

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