Welcome to the Okanagan Valley, one of the warmest regions in Canada! Home to beautiful lakes and mountain vistas, the Okanagan Valley has some of the most incredible hiking you can find. Whether you’re looking for lush forest, canyons, steep mountains, vineyard or lake views, you will find exactly what you desire for an outdoor adventure in the Okanagan.
Top Hiking Trails in the Valley Include
Knox Mountain Park – Kelowna
Located a short distance from Downtown Kelowna, Knox has a wide variety of trails with varying difficulty, and distances from 1-5 kilometres. Knox offers stunning views of the Okanagan Lake from trails like Paul’s Tomb as well as the many breathtaking lookouts.
Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park (Teddy Bear Loop) – Kelowna
In this vast provincial park, there are many incredible trails of varying difficulty to hike or bike. Here you can witness the regrowth of a region devastated by the fire of 2003. Teddy Bear Loop is a moderate and steady 6.29-kilometre hike with unique scenery and lookouts with breathtaking views of Kelowna.
Angel Springs – Kelowna
Via June Springs Road, Angel Springs is a beautiful 11.6-kilometre loop through the lush forest of the canyon. Angel Springs is a fantastic trail to hike, bike or run as the dense forest provides a cooler temperature and beautiful views.
Pincushion Trail – Peachland
On this moderate to hard 1.8-kilometre hike to the top of Pincushion Mountain you will witness stunning views of the Okanagan Lake and Valley. On this trail you can enjoy the local nature and wildlife and once you reach the top of the mountain pose with the Canadian flag!
Giant’s Head – Summerland
Giant’s Head, a dormant volcano, is an easy 1.6-kilometre ascent to the top and has a wide variety of views of the lake, vineyards, and farms.Hopefully this short guide to hiking in the Valley inspires you to participate in some outdoor adventure here with us in the Okanagan!
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