Free Group Hike

Sun, Oct 8, 2017 10:00 AM

This is an adults only (19+) event!

The McDougall Rim begins with an intense uphill hike along a rocky path, but eventually tapers off onto flatter land winding through the forest to reach spectacular views of West Kelowna and the lake.

Unlike some, this trail is not clearly labelled and is marked by usage rather than signs, there are several trails you could end up on, so be sure you know which path you are planning to take beforehand. Be prepared to cross bridges, creeks and a variety of terrain. The trails were subject to wildfires in 2009 and thus the trail is still recovering in some sections.

During spring time, a small waterfall opens up at about 4km into the trail, snow can still be found in the area at this time so if you wish to trek up to it, bring footwear with good grip.

McDougall Rim is home to several types of wildflower in the summertime such as the Indian Paintbrush and Prairie Roses, it is also habituated by an assortment of wildlife including bears, deer, coyote and other larger animals which have been spotted in the area.

Hayman lake is filled with leeches and is not suitable for swimming; however, it often contains fish suitable for angling!

Unlock This Trail

  • 18 min from Downtown Kelowna
  • Loop
  • 14.70 km (round-trip)
  • 4.0 hours solo | 5.2 hours group round-trip
  • 935 meters elevation (round-trip)
  • Hard difficulty
  • One of our favourites!
  • GPS Map available.
Attendees (15)
  • Anni
  • Brooke
  • Chris Alexander
  • Christina Mykituik
  • Jasmine Brown
  • Josh Hoggan (Creator, Host, Driver)
  • Julie Richards
  • Kathleen McDonald
  • Meghan Toews
  • Melissa (Rider)
  • Nicole Shane
  • Sarah Lelieveld
  • Steve Ewbank (Driver)
  • Tara
Hosts (1)
  • Josh Hoggan

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