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Kelowna Hiking Day Trip

Postby boxman180 » Jun 9th, 2018, 9:40 am

What is the ultimate Kelowna hiking day trip(including drive time)?
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Re: Kelowna Hiking Day Trip

Postby Frisk » Jun 9th, 2018, 11:19 am

Christie falls near Fintry is a pretty good hike.
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Re: Kelowna Hiking Day Trip

Postby GordonH » Jun 9th, 2018, 11:34 am

Okanagan Mountain Park in very close by, near end of Lakeshore Rd.
Trails range from 1hr to 10hrs (round trip). In the link is info plus few pdf files showing trail map & brochure with times of each trail.
Of course before fire in 2003 this area was much more treed.
http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explor ... /okana_mt/

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Re: Kelowna Hiking Day Trip

Postby OffRoad » Jun 10th, 2018, 2:57 pm

Christy Falls is only a half day hike. Half driving and half hiking too. Great hike though, did it yesterday.

Little White is a good day hike. Might not be the best choice this time of year.

High Rim Trail offers many access points and you can hike as long/far as you want in a day.
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Re: Kelowna Hiking Day Trip

Postby Queen K » Jun 10th, 2018, 4:20 pm

I was going to say Okanagan Mt Park out off Lakeshore Drive.
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Re: Kelowna Hiking Day Trip

Postby Queen K » Jun 10th, 2018, 4:36 pm

OffRoad wrote:Christy Falls is only a half day hike. Half driving and half hiking too. Great hike though, did it yesterday.

Little White is a good day hike. Might not be the best choice this time of year.

High Rim Trail offers many access points and you can hike as long/far as you want in a day.



Is all free and clear of snow now? Did you use the rope system to get down the steep parts to see the waterfall from below?
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Re: Kelowna Hiking Day Trip

Postby OffRoad » Jun 10th, 2018, 9:24 pm

Queen K wrote:Is all free and clear of snow now? Did you use the rope system to get down the steep parts to see the waterfall from below?


Not a bit of snow. Used the ropes and went all the way down behind the falls. Went for a ride on the rope swing too!

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Re: Kelowna Hiking Day Trip

Postby Glacier » Jun 11th, 2018, 12:53 pm

Enderby Cliffs.
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Re: Kelowna Hiking Day Trip

Postby boxman180 » Jun 11th, 2018, 4:34 pm

So far I'm leaning towards Christie Falls. I wouldn't mind going to the top of Terrance Mountain. I also might stop at Fintry falls too.
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Re: Kelowna Hiking Day Trip

Postby Jflem1983 » Jun 11th, 2018, 5:01 pm

Mill creek park. Hike to the falls. Bring water shoes
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Re: Kelowna Hiking Day Trip

Postby Queen K » Jun 11th, 2018, 6:50 pm

Fintry Falls is quite a bit of stair climbing! Still, nice drive getting there.
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Re: Kelowna Hiking Day Trip

Postby OKStevis » Jun 12th, 2018, 8:53 pm

www.hikingaddiction.ca

Should give you information on the majority of the regional hikes and you can search to find what kind of hike your looking for.

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Re: Kelowna Hiking Day Trip

Postby boxman180 » Jun 14th, 2018, 6:28 am

I have decided on Christie Falls and the top of Terrance Mountain.
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Re: Kelowna Hiking Day Trip

Postby boxman180 » Jun 14th, 2018, 6:30 am

If you go to Mill Creek Falls keep following the creek bed. If you go late spring there is another amazing waterfall at the end!

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