Special Event

Sun, Jul 8, 2018 10:00 AM to Sun, Jul 8, 2018 2:00 PM

This event is suitable for all ages.

Required Fitness Level
Active - For Most Generally Active Adults

The Camels Hump is a notable geological feature towering over Lumby that is visible from kilometers around, including from Bluenose Mountain This is a fairly short hike with short steep climbs. This hike provides nice views of the surrounding valleys and travels through a couple different kinds of terrain. The hiking section is estimated at about 7km round trip with an elevation change of about 200-300 meters. Keep in mind that once we summit the first hump, we do travel into a valley and then back up the second hump.

During my scouting trip there was a significant amount of blow down on this trail and that was before our recent wind storms. I will be attempting to contact the Vernon Outdoors Club and see if have any guidelines regarding clearing some of the trail. If you have a chainsaw or even a reciprocating saw you could bring/lend to me, it would be appreciated.

Access begins via fairly good smooth forest service roads until 17.5km, where it turns to high clearance vehicle/4x4 territory. I did make it to the hike starting location in an average car but i have alot of forest service road experience and was at the very limits of what the car could do and was risking damage. I would not take a car like that up there again. I would recommend stopping at the fork at 17.5km from the Highway 6 turn off. If need be, I would be willing to take a couple trips up the hill to take people to the trail location that can't make it in their vehicles.

For carpooling/ride meet ups, please visit the Hiking Addiction Kelowna Forum on Facebook, (search or follow the "Forum" link ^^above^^) to join in the discussion.

Driving Directions
High Clearence vehicle REQUIRED. 4x4 Recommended. (Read further for meeting location for low clearance vehicles)
Pass through Lumby East Bound. As you leave Lumby, you will pass through a flashing yellow traffic light. The next right is Creighton Valley Road. Turn onto it and RESET your odometer.
At 7.3 km, the road turns to gravel that is well taken care of. Continue on the road.
At 15.6 km you will turn LEFT at Cleir Lake Road (yellow 17km marker on the right side of Creighton Valley Road). Road becomes a little more rough but is passable by most cars that are driven sensibly at this point.
At 17.5 km, take fork to the left. There is a sign indicating Camels Hump trail that was obscured as of early June. LOW CLEARANCE VEHICLES STOP HERE. We will make this fork a group meeting location. Please be here for 9:40am. It would be appreciated if any high clearance vehicles that can take others up the last few kms could meet here.
At 19.1 km, stay left.
At approximately 21.5km there is a section that climbs a small hill that has deep ruts that alternate side to side and would be a serious test of a vehicles ground clearance and be trouble for long wheel base vehicles. We will be parking in the clearing beside the road BEFORE this and the hike will begin at this location.

Attendees (13)
  • Carrie-Ann Howells
  • Craig Cote
  • Glen Allan (Driver)
  • Lori
  • Lucy Luo (Rider, Driver)
  • Michelle
  • Peter (Rider)
  • Peter Sherwood
  • Stacey Heidema
  • Steve Ewbank (Creator, Host, Driver)
  • Toyotadon (Driver)
  • unnamed (Driver)
  • Vicky Renegar
Hosts (1)
  • Steve Ewbank
  • I can meet with you or I could give you a ride from Vernon. Contact me by my email or text and we can come up with a plan

    Fri, Jul 6, 2018 7:38 PM
  • are we to meet some wear and convoy and carpool from there or at the trail head ?

    Fri, Jul 6, 2018 9:24 PM
  • I will be leaving my house in Kelowna near Reids corner at 8:10 am. I have 2 seats left. Want a seat? Send me a message here of the hiking addiction forum. Signed in members can see my phone # and email on this site.

    The meeting spot is the fork in the road at 17.5 km along Creighton Valley Road and Cleir Lake Road from Highway 6 as per the directions listed (at the bottom).

    If you wish to meet in Kelowna, Vernon or Lumby to convoy or get picked up, contact me directly (PM on Facebook, phone, text, email)

    Sat, Jul 7, 2018 10:25 AM
  • Hi Steve, I am 90% sure I would like to attend. Never been out with you guys before. My friend Michelle asked I I wanted to go. So waiting on her to say. If she comes with me I would like to meet at kelowna point and drive in convoy. I would have room and a 4x4 truck. If she does no come I would still be willing to drive carpool or hitch in with someone else. Will hope to hear back from her soon and will let you know Steve. Thanks ;)

    Sat, Jul 7, 2018 1:26 PM
  • I am gonna pass on this one. Have a great time

    Sat, Jul 7, 2018 4:11 PM
  • I'd like to get in on this one. I can make it as far as the point where a higher clearance vehicle will be needed. Can I meet up with everyone there and hitch a ride?

    Sat, Jul 7, 2018 4:33 PM
  • Hi all I am checking in and I am able to go. I am meeting at Steve's house in the am. I will be driving to hike location. I have a 4x4 and will have room for 3 others and dogs . Just let me know and I can mark you in for a seat. ;)

    Sat, Jul 7, 2018 6:34 PM
  • This will be my first hike with this group, I'm looking forward to it. See you guys at the low clearance vehicle meeting spot at 9:40 tomorrow. I too drove up there with my regular car one time; as Steve said never again lol.

    Sat, Jul 7, 2018 8:47 PM
  • Im going to cancel on this one. My back is acting up so I think I should stick closer to home.

    Sat, Jul 7, 2018 11:29 PM
  • This hike was so much fun, had a blast and really enjoyed meeting everyone today :)

    Sun, Jul 8, 2018 6:27 PM

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