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5 Hiking Trails Near Hotels Kelowna Outdoor Enthusiasts Love

June 27, 2016

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Looking for a new way to explore Kelowna? Check out our list of hiking trails near the Hotels Kelowna vacationers love.

The highways in the Okanagan are lined with sparkling lakesides, tree-covered hills, and sun-kissed vineyards, but what if you could take a detour and experience the Okanagan views from different angles and viewpoints? We’ve got the inside scoop on the most breathtaking hiking trails located close to the hotels Kelowna outdoor enthusiasts love to stay at.

 

1. Canyon Falls

Distance from Kelowna: Canyon Falls is just a quick 20-minute car ride to the trailhead from many different Kelowna hotels downtown

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

Length: 2 km

The City of Kelowna has recently made some changes to this trail making it easily accessible for all. Pets are allowed to join too as long as they’re kept on leash. There are two viewpoints on this trail that you won’t want to miss. The first set of falls is roughly 20 minutes in. Once you’ve had a chance to gaze at the smaller falls, continue to follow the river uphill. After roughly 10 more minutes, you’ll come to the really big waterfall, which actually falls right off the top of the cliff.

 

2. Mill Creek Regional Park

Distance from Kelowna: The Mill Creek Park is located roughly 22 minutes from downtown Kelowna

Difficulty: Moderate

Length: 3 km

If it’s a particularly hot day in the Okanagan, this hike is the perfect place to retreat. The winding trail is lined with trees, which keep it cool when the heat soars and the sun is at its peak. Don’t forget your swimsuit! With cascading waterfalls softening the blow of the water, some adventurous hikers take this opportunity to take a refreshing dip in the little pools of water.

 

3. Rose Valley Perimeter Loop

Distance from Kelowna: This hiking trail is located just 12 minutes away from some of the best hotels Kelowna visitors prefer

Difficulty: Difficult

Length: 13.5 km

If you’re an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast looking for a chance to experience the absolute best views of Kelowna, this is the trail for you. Since this trail is fairly difficult and lengthy, make sure to pack appropriate clothing, shoes, and equipment before you head out. Volcanic cliffs, caves, and birds-eye views of Okanagan Lake make this trail one for the bucket list.   

 

4. Carrot Mountain Bluffs

Distance from Kelowna: This moderately challenging hike is located in West Kelowna, 14 minutes from downtown

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

Length: 4.4 km

This trail offers a little bit of everything: a waterfall, lake views of both Okanagan Lake and Shannon Lake, a grueling climb, and a peaceful meadow section. Because of the slippery uphill sections, make sure to pack the proper gear and equipment to accommodate your hiking needs. It’s also a good idea to bring water and snacks to replenish and refuel during the breaks you’ll take while admiring the views.

 

5. Mount Boucherie: Eain Lamont Park

Distance from Kelowna: The trailhead is located approximately 10 minutes from downtown Kelowna

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

Length: 1-4 km

The mountain that this trail winds through is an extinct volcano that’s over 50 million years old. With different trails winding through the hills, you can spend as much or as little time as you want exploring this ancient extinct strata volcano. If you make it to the top, be sure to make a wish at the wishing tree.

Now that you’ve worked up a sweat climbing mountains all day, kick back at one of the many local restaurants close to the hotels Kelowna vacationers enjoy the most. For suggestions about which restaurants to visit, check out our post: 5 Farm-to-Table Restaurants Near Kelowna Hotels.

 

Are you looking for a hotel centrally located to all the best trails in the Okanagan valley? Call the Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites: 1-888-860-1212. We offer free hot breakfasts to help you hit the trails faster and a mineral pool and hot tub perfect for soaking in after a strenuous day of exploring.


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