• 4.33 km
  • 70 minutes
  • Medium

Free Group Hike

Sun, Jan 7, 2018 10:00 AM

A scenic hike, this trail through Rose Valley Park offers panoramic views, interesting geological formations and plenty of wildlife along the way.

The path is a moderate to hard one, involving steep inclines and sudden drop-offs in areas, you may also come into contact with the lake, so be sure to wear shoes appropriate for muddy conditions, especially in the spring.

Rose Valley was created by water during de-glaciation when a large block of ice occupied Okanagan Lake, eventually the melt water from the ice created a channel through the land. The park was also home to a volcano, the remnants of this provide caves created by lava air bubbles and different geological structures.

The trails are marked by usage rather than signs, steep inclines and sudden drop-off are common, if you are cycling be aware of the terrain, stunts are not permitted.

Most of the trails eventually loop back around to the beginning. For a shorter route, you can backtrack providing you remember which way you came.

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Hosts (1)
  • Josh Hoggan

Attendees (16)
  • Ales zelenka
  • Craig Cote
  • Emily Skinner
  • Jon
  • Jordan McDonald
  • Josh Hoggan (Creator, Host, Driver)
  • Logan Klassen (Driver)
  • Meike Glaser (Driver)
  • Sean (Driver)
  • Shannon Giebelhaus
  • Stace and Rome
  • Steve Ewbank
  • Susan
  • Tamara KA Oakley
  • Tara
  • Vicky Renegar

  • Where do we meet exactly?

    Sat, Jan 6, 2018 11:36 AM
  • 1. Drive from downtown Kelowna across the bridge into West Kelowna
    2. Turn RIGHT onto Horizon Drive
    3. Turn LEFT onto Westlake Rd.
    4. Park at Rose Valley Provincial Park on your right.

    Sat, Jan 6, 2018 5:25 PM

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Creator: Josh Hoggan
Category:Medium Hike
Seasons:Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Difficulty Rating:Medium
Difficulty Description:Wide trails, easy to follow. Moderate uphill ascent.
Dogs:OK on Leash
Children:Suggested only for ages 10+
Cell Service:Excellent (Rogers June 2014)
First Listed:2011-Sep-01
Last Updated:2015-May-12
Duration Round-Trip (solo):55 min
Duration Round-Trip (group):70 minutes
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Distance:4.33 km (round-trip)
Elevation at Start:575 meters
Elevation at End:575 meters
Elevation Minimum:574 meters
Elevation Maximum:791 meters
Elevation Gain:290 meters (round-trip)
Elevation Loss:-290 meters (round-trip)
Slope Up:12.60% (round-trip)
Slope Down:-12.30% (round-trip)
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