Individual Trail

West Kelowna

12 min driving from Downtown Kelowna

This full perimeter loop begins with a quick right-turn to ascend to the top of the popular eastern summit, which over looks the city. Then, after a brief descent into the neck of the valley, follow a winding trail northward around the brim of the lake to the west side, past marshlands featuring numerous bullrushes. Approximately at the mid-point of the west side of the lake, turn right and head up the side of McDougall Rim (Sweet St marker). Continue to an incredible rock archway that you duck under (City on the Edge of Forever/Cave) to progress to the true summit. Meander down the mountain, keeping right at all forks to pass by a giant rock monolith and arrive at the trailhead.

  • Linear
  • 13.60 km (round-trip)
  • 3.5 hours solo | 4.6 hours group round-trip
  • 913 meters elevation (round-trip)
  • Hard difficulty
  • Part of the larger Rose Valley trail network!
  • One of our favourites!
  • GPS Map available.

Creator: Josh Hoggan
Trail Network:Rose Valley
Category:Full Day
Seasons:Spring, Summer, Fall
Difficulty Rating:Hard
Difficulty Description:A moderate climb, easy lakefront walk, and a gruelling climb.
Dogs:OK on Leash
Children:Ages 10 and up due to
Cell Service:Intermittent (Telus May 2015)
First Listed:2015-May-12
Last Updated:2015-May-12
Duration Round-Trip (solo):210 min
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Distance:13.60 km (round-trip)
Elevation at Start:544 meters
Elevation at End:544 meters
Elevation Minimum:544 meters
Elevation Maximum:934 meters
Elevation Gain:913 meters (round-trip)
Elevation Loss:913 meters (round-trip)
Slope Up:11.10% (round-trip)
Slope Down:-10.90% (round-trip)

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