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    Mount Hayman via McDougall Rim Trail

    Difficulty
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    Hard
    Duration
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    5.5-8h
    Distance
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    17.5 km
    Elevation
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    906 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    Mount Hayman via McDougall Rim Trail is a phenomenal out-and-back route that challenges but rewards with the ultimate jackpot of Okanagan Valley views. When the trees dotting the path open up, catch a glimpse of Okanagan Lake cradled by the rolling hills and hugged by Kelowna’s sprawling metropolis. The pinnacle of this hike gives you a chance to see deep into the horizon!

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    Route Description for Mount Hayman via McDougall Rim Trail

    Mount Hayman via McDougall Rim Trail is a demanding hike that leads to one of the Okanagan Valley's best vantage points. From the top, you'll get an in-depth look into the never-ending horizon, sketched with rolling hills, Kelowna's stretching cityscape, and, of course, the incredibly scenic Okanagan Lake. You'll follow the McDougall Rim Trail to Mount Hayman, but the actual trailhead takes some route finding, so be sure to download a map or GPS before going. This trail also doubles as a great snowshoeing or winter hiking route, but do know that fresh snow makes the trail a little more challenging to find!

    Getting to the Mount Hayman via McDougall Rim Trail Trailhead

    To reach the trailhead for the Mount Hayman via McDougall Rim Trail from Kelowna, BC, follow BC-97 S until you reach Bartley Road. Turn right here and drive for 350 m before taking a left onto Shannon Lake Road. After another 350 m, turn right onto Bartley Road, where you’ll find your destination on the right.

    Route Information

    • When to do

      Year round

    • Backcountry Campsites

      No

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      No

    • Route Signage

      Poor

    • Crowd Levels

      Low

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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