• 4.34 km
  • 3.0 hours
  • Hard

Free Group Hike

Sat, Oct 1, 2016 10:00 AM to Sat, Oct 1, 2016 3:00 PM

Sponsored by Dan livingstone

Ok people lets have a double hike weekend eh! Why not!

Trail Description

A difficult and at times strenuous hike, Carrot Mountain (or less commonly referred to as Davidson Creek) takes you on a steady, steep incline to a wide-angled view over West Kelowna, Shannon Lake and Okanagan Lake.

Slightly confusing, there are several trails on the mountain, the best option is to follow the well-used path along the gully to the top. The trail can be slippery at times and it is recommended to wear sturdy shoes, on the incline you may also need to use your hands, or poles if you have them, to keep from slipping.

The dense trail through the shaded forest gives you a chance to take in sightings of a waterfall and wildflowers, including Fireweed and Indian Paintbrush along with Saskatoon berries and Ponderosa pine. It is also home to several types of wildlife including bears, which are often seen on the mountain, elk and smaller animals such as chipmunks. Travelling alone is not recommended.

Heading back, a route is available to the East which loops you back to the beginning, alternatively you can backtrack bearing in mind the decline will be steep.

* Carrot Mountain Bluffs is subjected to heavy snow in the winter, hiking is only advised from May 1st onwards. Prior to that, the waterfall has severe reign of the trail.

WARNING: Maximum Slope is 57%!!! Bring shoes which can accommodate incredibly slippery and steep cliffs.

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Hosts (1)
  • Dan Livingstone

Attendees (3)
  • Dan Livingstone (Creator, Host, Rider, Driver)
  • Dylan Sinden
  • Gray Barnett (Rider)

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Creator: Josh Hoggan
Category:Medium Hike
Seasons:Spring, Summer, Fall
Difficulty Rating:Hard
Difficulty Description:A very strenuous uphill trail with a waterfall crossing and incredibly steep and narrow technical downhill descent.
Dogs:Not recommended due to technical downhill.
Children:Not recommended at all.
Cell Service:Excellent (Rogers June 2014)
First Listed:2011-Jun-01
Last Updated:2017-Jun-28
Duration Round-Trip (solo):100 min
Duration Round-Trip (group):3.0 hours
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Distance:4.34 km (round-trip)
Elevation at Start:615 meters
Elevation at End:615 meters
Elevation Minimum:618 meters
Elevation Maximum:1,211 meters
Elevation Gain:618 meters (round-trip)
Elevation Loss:-618 meters (round-trip)
Slope Up:24.30% (round-trip)
Slope Down:-23.50% (round-trip)
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