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  • by Josh
  • 2015-Jun-17

Individual Trail

BC-Okanagan (North) / Enderby

75 min driving from Downtown Kelowna

The Enderby Cliffs tower high above the city offering breathtaking views of the Shuswap and the North Okanagan. Hikers atop the cliffs can watch the soaring birds play on the updrafts created by the steep rock face and take a step back in time to the Tertiary age when the cliffs were formed.

The trail follows the edge of a farmer's field and then begins to climb though deciduous shrubs and some trees. About 1km along, the trail intersects a skidder road. Here, visitors will find a bench and a large crucifix monument carved by the villagers of Oberammergau, Germany. Hikers are invited to leave flowers. The trail traverses across the slope, switching back and forth offering great views. The trail then climbs very steeply towards the cliffs. After the steep climb, the lower section of the cliffs is reached. The trail winds along through a meadow of alpine flowers to the top of the cliffs. This section of the trail offers many excellent views. In some spots, you can feel the updraft of the wind.

The trail ends at the highest point on the cliffs; however, most hikers will want to stop at around the 5.6 km point (1174 meters) as there are absolutely no views past this point or at the summit (7.3km/1258 meters). See our GPS map for "View #4" which is an excellent stopping point.

Expect to reserve 4 to 4.5 hours for the round-trip for average speed hiking.

Activities
  • Hiking
Seasons Accessible
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Basics
  • 75 min from Downtown Kelowna
  • Linear
  • 7.29 km (one-way)
  • 1.5 hours solo one-way
  • 3.0 hours solo | 3.7 hours group round-trip
  • 868 meters elevation (one-way)
  • Medium difficulty: A steady incline for a prolonged period of time on a wide trail.
Kids & Pets
  • On-Leash
  • Child-Friendly
Features
  • One of our favourites!
  • GPS Map available.

  • None



Suggested Protection

None mentioned.

Notes

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Driving Time

From Downtown Kelowna, approximate travel time by car is 75 minute(s).

Approximate Trailhead Address

303 Brash Allen Rd, Enderby, BC V0E 1V4

Trailhead GPS Co-ordinates

50.575981000,-119.104240000

Detailed Directions

The trail is for hiking only; no horses, ATVs or mountain bikes are allowed. The trail is closed from Nov 1 to April 1.

1. Drive towards Vernon on Highway 97 (Harvey Ave)
2. Just outside of Vernon past Swan Lake, exit RIGHT onto Vernon-Sicamous Hwy/BC-97A N (signs for Salmon Arm/Sicamous)
3. Turn RIGHT onto Cliff Ave (Enderby Mabel Lake Rd)
6. Turn LEFT onto Brash Allen Rd
7. Follow the road to a white fence. There is a hiker sign here and the trail begins at the end of a laneway to the right. The trailhead is very clearly marked.

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  • Bear sighting with cub about the 5k mark

    Fri, Aug 8, 2014 9:32 PM
  • I'm not sure why the description says that hikers will want to stop at the 5.6 km mark. There are two viewpoints up to this point. Most of the views occur between the 5 km mark and the summit. This is the best (and easiest) part of the hike.
    I saw no signs of wildlife other than the squirrels busy at work getting ready for the colder months.

    Thu, Oct 12, 2017 10:16 AM

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