Arrowleaf, Summit, and Tower Trails Loop

Difficulty
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Easy
Duration
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1.5-2h
Distance
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4.7 km
Elevation
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253 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The Arrowleaf, Summit, and Tower Trails Loop fuses two circuits and three trails carved into Spion Kop in the Okanagan Valley’s Lake Country to form one unforgettable adventure. Spion Kop boasts many paths, so you can always go off the grid and follow trails that cater to your needs. This area is a fantastic place to get your heart pumping year-round!

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Route Description for Arrowleaf, Summit, and Tower Trails Loop

Spion Kop in Lake Country, BC, boasts of a compilation of winding trails, but if you want to reach the best views, we suggest following the GPS for Arrowleaf, Summit, and Tower Trails Loop. The network of trails etched into this hidden gem of an area can make it easy to get lost, so come prepared with a map or download GPS. If you do get lost, you can always create-your-own adventure—there’s a high chance you’ll reach a bird’s eye lake view at some point.

Do note that there are some steep inclines! Bring your poles, and come prepared with crampons if you plan on doing this in snowy conditions.

Getting to the Arrowleaf, Summit, and Tower Trails Loop Trailhead

To get to the Arrowleaf, Summit, and Tower Trails Loop trailhead from Vernon, head to BC-97 S. Turn right at Oceola Road (just after you see a Tim Hortons) and drive for 1.1 km before taking the first exit at the roundabout towards Lake Hill Drive. Turn left onto Shoreline Drive after 850 m and drive for another 450 m. Take a left onto Apex Drive and follow this road for 700 m before turning left toward Apex Lane. Make a quick right onto Apex Lane. After 170 m, take another left onto Derek Trethewey Drive. Shortly after, you’ll see the Spion Kop Hiking Trails-Upper Lakes Trailhead on your right.

Route Information

  • When to do

    Year-round

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Poor

  • Crowd Levels

    Low

  • Route Type

    Circuit

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