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Individual Trail

Central Okanagan / South Myra

85 min driving from Downtown Kelowna

This gorgeous alpine hike extends into the forest south of Myra and west of Idabel Lake. It offers a short but challenging ascent, followed by a beautiful plateau with meadows, ponds, and ridge-line views of the valleys. ABSOLUTELY do not attempt this hike prior to mid-June as the snow will likely still be covering substantial portions of the trail!

Basics
  • 85 min from Downtown Kelowna
  • Linear
  • 5.39 km (one-way)
  • 1.5 hours solo one-way
  • 3.0 hours solo | 3.9 hours group round-trip
  • 598 meters elevation (one-way)
  • Hard difficulty
Features

Creator: Josh Hoggan
Duration Class:Medium Hike
Seasons:Summer
Difficulty Description:A short and steep ascent.
Dogs:OK on Leash
Children:Ages 10 and up
Cell Service:Intermittent - Poor (Telus May 2015)
First Listed:2013-Aug-07
Last Updated:2016-Aug-14
GPS Notes
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Duration One-Way (solo):90 min
Duration Round-Trip (solo):180 min
Trailhead GPS:49.701229000,-119.289085000
Trailend GPS:49.698635000,-119.331879000
Distance:5.39 km (one-way)
Elevation at Start:1,716 meters
Elevation at End:2,169 meters
Elevation Minimum:1,716 meters
Elevation Maximum:2,172 meters
Elevation Gain:598 meters (one-way)
Elevation Loss:-147 meters (one-way)
Slope Up:14.80% (one-way)
Slope Down:-8.70% (one-way)
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  • Fantastic hike! A word of caution regarding getting to the trailhead; the final 7 km of road ("unmarked road" ) before the parking spot is best navigated with a vehicle with a bit of ground clearance as the road is a bit rough in spots.

    Thu, Aug 21, 2014 7:53 AM
  • I hiked this trail this past Saturday (June 2, 2018). The forestry road is indeed pretty rough for your typical car, but with some patience and tolerance for a few bumps & knocks in the undercarriage, it's passable. I got as far as 2k from the trailhead before snow on the road finally defeated me. It wasn't the first time snow defeated me on the day - I made it as far as the signpost before the final push to the summit before the snowpack got too deep for me to handle solo, in shorts & a t-shirt.

    For future reference, when the trail description says "Do not attempt prior to mid-June", don't just shrug it off. :)

    Mon, Jun 4, 2018 9:50 AM

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