Free Group Hike

Sun, Jul 15, 2018 10:00 AM to Sun, Jul 15, 2018 2:30 PM

This is an adults only (19+) event!

Required Fitness Level
Active - For Most Generally Active Adults

An incredible view of the Cascades to the Coastal Mountains along a sub-alpine ridgeway. On clear days, views of Mount Baker are even visible. After about an hour of intense uphill, you will reach a much easier (but still ascending) array of meadows, which will turn into a boulder fields and two scrambles. The initial section of the trail features natural blueberries in the summer.

After hitting a major trail fork where your current trail intersects the ridgeline of Needle's ridge perpendicularly, you are able to turn LEFT instead of right to follow a secondary trail to "Small Lake."

Due to large amounts of snow in the spring, summer, and fall, we recommend only doing this trail between June 1st and the end of September. Prepare for dramatically colder temperatures and high winds near the top.

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Basics
  • 120 min from Downtown Kelowna
  • Linear
  • 4.80 km (one-way)
  • 2.0 hours solo one-way
  • 4.0 hours solo | 5.2 hours group round-trip
  • 928 meters elevation (one-way)
  • Hard difficulty
Features
  • GPS Map available.
Attendees (6)
  • Bryan Hermiston (Driver)
  • Christine Pachkowski
  • Jason Vanin
  • Nathan Hokazono (Driver)
  • Sabrina Van Themsche
  • Steve Ewbank (Creator, Host, Driver)
Hosts (1)
  • Steve Ewbank (Creator, Host, Driver)
  • I'm a maybe here :)

    Thu, Jul 5, 2018 10:09 PM
  • This is a GREAT hike!!

    Tue, Jul 10, 2018 7:00 PM
  • Could I hop in with someone heading out there? :)

    Tue, Jul 10, 2018 8:09 PM
  • Isn't this mountain right across from yak peak?

    Thu, Jul 12, 2018 10:16 PM
  • I'm a yes and Jordan can give you a lift (will PM you on this)
    group- do we want to convoy from Kelowna?

    Fri, Jul 13, 2018 5:49 AM
  • First time joining a group hike. I have a car so I can pick up anyone or I can join a vehicle, I prefer not driving alone.

    Fri, Jul 13, 2018 10:29 AM
  • Regarding the Needle Peak hike Sunday. Feel it's too far to drive? Then come meet with us at the mall with the Tim Hortons and Wendys in line with Lammles on the westside Sunday morning at 8am to organzie some carpooling. We are leaving at 8:15 am as it is about 1.5 hours drive from West Kelowna. If you intend on getting a ride from there, please bring around $10 to help reimburse your driver for fuel. Exact amount to be determined between you and your driver. There are no dirt roads on the way to this hike, 4x4 and high clearance not required. See the Hiking Addiction Facebook Forum for more information and a picture of where we will be meeting on the westside.

    Fri, Jul 13, 2018 6:29 PM
  • Hello Michelle, unfortunately, I won’t be able to k make the hike. I had some unexpected visit come down for the weekend. Have a blast though, guys!

    Sat, Jul 14, 2018 6:13 PM

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