Mount Kobau Hike

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Very Easy
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1.3 km
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36 m
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Mount Kobau Hike

The Mount Kobau Hike is a fantastic family-friendly walk that unveils stunning views of the Okanagan Valley. Unfortunately, the trailhead sits around an hour from both Osoyoos and Oliver, making it essential to pack some snacks and drive a long distance for a short hike. But when you get to the top, after little effort, the unreal sweeping vistas peppering the land make the mini road trip worth it.

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Route Description for Mount Kobau Hike

To reach the trailhead for the out-and-back Mount Kobau Hike in the Okanagan Valley, you’ll have to travel along a dirt road. It’s recommended to drive an SUV or a truck to get to the start of the hike. If you only have a car, you may want to look at different hikes nearby—this one, although beautiful, may not be worth your trouble.

With that being said, overall, the Mount Kobau Hike is tailor-made for all ages! It may be short, but the easy-to-follow path magically gains little elevation while winding to top-notch views. You’ll see a sign directing you to Mount Kobau Lookout or Chopaka Lookout Loop from the parking lot. If you want a longer hike, take the second option for a 3km circuit with a 101m elevation gain.

The trail to Mount Kobau follows a narrow scenic path to a lookout unveiling valley views below. The wildflowers blanketing the area add another layer of serenity to this hike!

Getting to the Mount Kobau Hike Trailhead

To get to the trailhead for Mount Kobau Hike from Osoyoos, head towards BC-3 W before taking a right onto Kobau Look-Out Forest Service Road. Drive on this road for 19.1 km.

Route Information

  • When to do

    April - October

  • Backcountry Campsites


  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly


  • Route Signage


  • Crowd Levels


  • Route Type

    Out and back

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