Okanagan Hiking Trails You Have to Try

Okanagan Hiking Trails You Have to Try

With the next stages of the McKinley Beach community underway, we encourage everyone to venture out and see how things are developing. Visit our new showhome, tour the site, check out the 92-slip marina, and walk the hiking and biking trails around the community to take in some of the beautiful views!

As part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle, we highly recommend taking up hiking as a hobby. Here are just a few of the health benefits:

  • Reduces the risk of heart disease.
  • Improves blood pressure levels.
  • Boosts bone density.
  • Builds strength in glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, and the muscles in hips and lower legs.
  • Strengthens your core.

Not to mention hiking is a ton of fun to do solo, with your friends, or as a family outing! Here are 5 hot Okanagan hiking trails for you to explore this Fall:

  1. ROSE VALLEY PERIMETER LOOP



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Length: 13.6 km

Duration: 3.5 hours

Difficulty: Hard

This beautiful hike takes you around the Rose Valley trail network and climbs up McDougall Rim in a challenging ascent that provides breathtaking views of the Okanagan Valley. You’ll pass under a rock archway and encounter a giant rock monolith on your travels.

 

  1. PINCUSHION MOUNTAIN

pincushin-mtn-peachalnd-1024x768Length: 4 km

Duration: 1 hour

Difficulty: Medium

Pincushion Mountain in Peachland is great for an early morning hike. The trails are moderate to difficult with loose gravel so be sure to wear the proper footwear and use caution. Once you reach the peak, you’ll be rewarded with beautiful views of the valley stretching away to the north and south.

 

  1. CANYON FALLS

canyon-falls-1024x769Length: 1.5 km

Duration: 30 mins

Difficulty: Medium

This hiking trail used to be more difficult with rope-assisted areas to help hikers ascend and descend the steeper areas. Since that time the City of Kelowna removed all the ropes and updated the trail so it’s fully accessible for everyone to enjoy. The various falls you’ll encounter during the hike make this a picturesque and worthwhile hike.

 

  1. SICAMOUS CREEK FALLS

Screen-Shot-2016-09-19-at-12.36Length: 1.5 km

Duration: 1 hour

Difficulty: Hard

Sicamous Creek Falls provides hikers with a dense and heavily forested trail system with scenic falls and some steep trails that provide a challenging and adventurous hike into nature.

 

  1. ENDERBY CLIFFS

enderby3Length: 14.58 km

Duration: 4 hours

Difficulty: Medium

Enderby isn’t just famous for its drive-in movie theatre and amazing fish and chips, they also have a challenging hike that offers stunning views of the Shuswap. The Enderby Cliffs overlook the city of Enderby and can be seen from the highway.

**Trail information and images attributed to Hiking Addiction, Western Living Magazine, and Shuswap Trails