Okanagan Mountain Hike

Difficulty
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Hard
Duration
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5.5-7.5h
Distance
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15.4 km
Elevation
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725 m
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Directions to Trailhead

The Okanagan Mountain Hike is an incredible backcountry hike that gets your heart pumping, unveiling a reel of views en route before stopping at Divide Lake, where fire pits and the opportunity to camp await. The trail is accessible year-round but is best to do in the spring, summer, or early autumn months.

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Route Description for Okanagan Mountain Hike

The Okanagan Mountain Hike is a challenging but incredibly rewarding hike that unveils views of Okanagan Lake while guiding you to Divide Lake, an ideal spot for a backcountry camping adventure. The route may involve some bushwacking, so prepare to check for ticks after. Sometimes it’s difficult to spot where the trail is, so look out for flags and download your GPS before going. This is an out-and-back trail, so after you take a dip in the lake (or just stare at it), you’ll return the way you came.

Getting to the Okanagan Mountain Hike Trailhead

To get to the trailhead for the Okanagan Mountain Hike from Penticton, BC, head to Naramata Rd and drive until you reach Chute Lake Road. Continue along this road for 4.7 km and until you reach the parking lot. If you’re driving a small vehicle, it’s recommended to plug these coordinates into your phone: 49°40'15.7"N 119°35'35.0"W. It will take you to a grassy area by the sharp turn, park here and walk to the trailhead. You will see the turn for Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park a few hundred metres up. Follow this road until you get to the parking lot.

Route Information

  • When to do

    April-October

  • Backcountry Campsites

    Backcountry drop-in camping at Divide Lake

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    No

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Low

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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