Pincushion Mountain Trail

Difficulty
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Easy
Duration
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1.5-2h
Distance
This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
3.4 km
Elevation
This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
245 m
User Ratings
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Overall Rating
This is the average user-submitted overall rating on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest.
8.0
Physical Difficulty
This is the average user-submitted rating on the physical difficulty of this route. In general, green is beginner, blue is intermediate, black is advanced/most difficult and double-black is expert-only. It is recommended that users build up to black and double-black routes.
Intermediate (Square)
Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
Technical Difficulty
This is the average user-submitted rating on the technical difficulty of this route. In general, green is beginner, blue is intermediate, black is advanced/most difficult and double-black is expert-only. It is recommended that users build up to black and double-black routes.
Intermediate (Square)
Suitable for intermediates who are ready for a little bit more adventure.
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Directions to Trailhead

Tired of swimming in the glistening waters of Okanagan Lake? Why not change your vantage point and head to Peachland’s Pincushion Mountain Trail, where a bird’s eye perspective of the lake awaits! This easy-going trail is great for families and dogs.

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Route Description for Pincushion Mountain Trail

The Pincushion Mountain Trail is a popular out-and-back route located in Peachland, BC, making it easily accessible for locals and visitors not interested in driving long distances for Okanagan Lake's incredible views.

The 3.4 km out-and-back trail is well-marked, making it hard to get lost. The trail winds as if it’s going to form a circuit, but it stops before looping back around, forcing you to stop and bask in the views before turning around and returning the same way you came.

Getting to the Pincushion Mountain Trail Trailhead

To get to the start of Pincushion Mountain Trail from downtown Peachland, go northeast on Beach Ave towards 5th Street before turning left on Ponderosa Drive. After 2.7 km, take a slight left and your destination will be on your right.

Route Information

  • When to do

    Year-round

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes - On Leash

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    High

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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