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    Okanagan High Rim Trail

    Difficulty
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    Moderate
    Duration
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    3-4.5h
    Distance
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    12.1 km
    Elevation
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    393 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Okanagan High Rim Trail is a fun 55.0 km backpacking route that travels from Kelowna to Vernon, but this route guide highlights one 12.0 km section of this awesome trek! The backcountry Grandview Campsite also makes it possible to turn this easy-moderate hike into a fun overnight outing.

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    Route Description for Okanagan High Rim Trail

    The Okanagan High Rim Trail is typically a 55.0 km backpacking route winding from Kelowna to Vernon, but this route guide takes you on just 12.0 km of the Okanagan Rim Trail. This particular section follows an easy path and through a forest until you reach a lovely view of Kelowna. It’s a great way to get exercise and get outside!

    Getting to the Okanagan High Rim Trail Trailhead

    To get to the trailhead for this section of the Okanagan High Rim Trail, head towards Kelowna-Rock Creek Hwy/BC-33. You’ll see signs for Rock Creek! After 12.3 km, take a slight left onto Goudie Road and continue for 3.2 km before turning left to stay on the same road. 3.5 km later, take a left onto James Lake Forest Service Road. Note: you may have some difficulty accessing the trailhead during winter, requiring you to park your car at the end of the maintained road and walk to the start of the hike.

    Route Information

    • When to do

      Year round

    • Backcountry Campsites

      Grandview Campsite

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

    • Route Signage

      Poor

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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