McIntyre Bluff Hike

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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4.5-6h
Distance
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18.0 km
Elevation
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395 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The McIntyre Bluff Hike leads to one of the most revealing views of the Okanagan Valley. From the top, admire the patches of land, varying in colour and shades, and shimmering lakes nestled in an amphitheatre of rolling hills. Currently, the trailhead at Covert Farms is closed, but you can still do this hike—just prepare for some added kilometres.

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Route Description for McIntyre Bluff Hike

The McIntyre Bluff Hike near Oliver, BC, is an incredibly scenic half-day hike that takes you to the Okanagan Valley's unreal views. Nothing beats the lush scenery, varying in shades, hugged by soaring hills and etched with glimmering lakes. Most people usually start this hike from Covert Farms, which also cuts the overall walking distance, but that area is currently closed off. However, the 18.0 km version of this hike will keep you outside and basking in nature for longer than expected—and there’s nothing wrong with that! The views at the top will reward, and the non-technical path will give you a chance to focus on conversations with friends or to relish in the scenery.

Getting to the McIntyre Bluff Hike Trailhead

To get to the start of the McIntyre Bluff Hike, you’ll need to head to McAlpine Bridge, and you’ll spot the parking lot just a little north from here. The McAlpine Bridge is 6.0 km from Oliver! The trailhead starts along the west bank of the Okanagan River.

Route Information

  • When to do

    April - October

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Lollipop

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