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Individual Trail

Central Okanagan / Lake Country

38 min driving from Downtown Kelowna

This series of trails to the peak of the Spion Kopje mountain is one of the easier paths to the top of the mountain, but still requires a very good degree of personal fitness and agility. If you are up for the challenge, follow a pathway through ponderosa pine and bunch grass to spectacular views of the Okanagan valley.

The battle of Spion Kopje took place in South Africa on the hilltop of Spioenkop in 1900, along the Tugela River during the second Boer War. It is suggested that a veteran of the war, pioneer Henry Northcote Caeser’s brother Leslie, named the mountain after this.

During the summer of 2012, the Walk Around Lake Country group finished a three-year goal to create well-marked trails forming clearer paths for hikers. This included a cairn marker at "The Grand Overlook." Views from this point include a stretch of the Okanagan Valley, Lake Okanagan, Wood Lake and Duck Lake and surrounding mountains.

Following the markers will connect you to the summit of Spion Kopje or to another peak view of the North allowing for sights of Lake Kalamalka and parts of Oyama.

For a published map of the trails, visit the Lake Country Visitor Centre. Motorized vehicles are requested to stay off marked hiking trails.

Basics
  • 38 min from Downtown Kelowna
  • Loop
  • 5.92 km (round-trip)
  • 75 minutes solo | 1.8 hours group round-trip
  • 449 meters elevation (round-trip)
  • Hard difficulty
Features
  • Part of the larger Spion Kopje trail network!
  • One of our favourites!
  • GPS Map available.

Creator: Josh Hoggan
Duration Class:Medium Hike
Seasons:Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Difficulty Description:A steady uphill ascent, with an equal descent.
Dogs:OK on Leash
Children:Not recommended.
Cell Service:Excellent (Rogers June 2014)
First Listed:2014-Jun-23
Last Updated:2016-Apr-23

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  • Hi, I'm unable to make the hike after all, sorry to anyone who would need a ride. I don't know how to remove my name from the event.
    See yous on a future event,

    thanks,
    Cara

    Sat, Apr 23, 2016 12:23 PM

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