27 min driving from Downtown Kelowna
Named after a wildfire that wiped out the mountain in the 19th century leaving only snags that looked like pins, this mountain provides excellent views of the city and Okanagan Lake.
There are several steep sections and with loose gravel on the trail it is advised to bring a hiking stick or appropriate footwear to prevent slipping, especially downhill. If you plan to hike in the spring, snow packs may still be around also making for a slippery trail.
The moderate climb takes around an hour and if you follow the red #3 markers you will get to the peak, the yellow #2 takes you straight ahead. Once at the top you have an excellent view and a great spot for a break or a picnic.
Wildlife including deer, garter snakes and grouse has been spotted in the area. In recent years, residents of the city have been alerted to be on bear watch during the summer seasons due to the spawning of salmon nearby.
|Seasons:||Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall|
|Difficulty Description:||A mildly challenging, but steady, ascent.|
|Dogs:||OK on Leash|
|Children:||Ages 10 and up.|
We have a downloadable GPS map for this trail!
Last Updated on Fri, Sep 18, 2015Need help using it? See our FAQ. Already own it? Login.
|Duration One-Way (solo):||40 min|
|Duration Round-Trip (solo):||60 min|
|Duration Round-Trip (group):||105|
|Trailhead GPS:||Unlock this single trail, or Order Full Maps Pack! Already paid? Login|
|Trailend GPS:||Unlock this single trail, or Order Full Maps Pack! Already paid? Login|
|Distance:||2.00 km (one-way)|
|Elevation at Start:||547 meters|
|Elevation at End:||758 meters|
|Elevation Minimum:||547 meters|
|Elevation Maximum:||804 meters|
|Elevation Gain:||334 meters (one-way)|
|Elevation Loss:||-83 meters (one-way)|
|Slope Up:||20.80% (one-way)|
|Slope Down:||-16.90% (one-way)|
Leave a comment
You must Login to post a comment!