Angel Springs via KLO Creek

Southeast Kelowna

30 min from Downtown Kelowna
4702 McCulloch Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 4G1

A hike that is truly about the journey, not the destination.

This alternative access route to Angel Springs offers a substantially more enjoyable hike in than the route offered by the Trestles route. Beginning at the hairpin turn just after Field Rd on McCulloch Rd in East Kelowna, this moderate coniferous forest trail gives you the chance to witness interesting geological formations and natural springs.

The first approximate 4 km of the trail is part of KLO Creek and offers a beautiful view of the winding canyon and unique rock formations. Pay close attention to our GPS log as the trail can be difficult to follow if unfamiliar with watching for signs of trail usage (especially at unmarked river crossings). The forest en-route includes Douglas-fir, Lodgepole Pine, Western Larch and Western Red Cedars.

At the springs, the water below the surface is heated geo-thermally to over 100°C. However, the above ground springs are lukewarm at about 25°C (even colder during spring runoff) and can be identified by orange-coloured tufa deposits that they have created. Tufa is a mineral formed when calcite crystallizes after water evaporation.

Due to a few unbridged river crossings, we recommend that you do not follow this route in the early spring was water levels may be too high. Bring a backup pair of dry socks and shoes just incase!

Route
  • Half-Day
  • Average
  • Out & Back Same Way
  • 11.60 km round-trip
  • 3 hr solo
  • 3 hr 30 min group
  • 733 m gain
Kids & Pets
  • On-Leash
  • Child-Friendly
Features

Address

4702 McCulloch Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 4G1

Driving Time

From Downtown Kelowna, approximate travel time by car is 30 min.

Notable GPS Co-ordinates

Detailed Directions

1. From downtown Kelowna, drive north towards Vernon.
2. Turn RIGHT on Gordon Dr
3. Turn LEFT on KLO Rd.
4. Turn RIGHT onto McCulloch Rd near the McCulloch Station Pub.
5. Turn RIGHT to stay on McCulloch Rd at the Rose Rd intersection.
5. Park at KLO Creek Regional Park.

Google Directions

Use our written directions in preference to the Google directions below as they are likely more accurate.

Linear Trail
This is a linear (out and back/not a loop) trail; the values below indicate the one-way statistics from the trailhead to the end of the route.
  • Starting Elevation: 571 meters
  • Ending Elevation: 997 meters
  • Maximum Elevation: 997 meters
  • Minimum Elevation: 571 meters
  • Elevation Gain: 733 meters
  • Elevation Loss: -308 meters
  • Slope Up: 15.00%
  • Slope Down: -12.00%

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Map Waypoints

GPS Notes
We have often color-coded our GPX tracks. While it is not always the case, we have tried to use the following convention on our newer maps:

Green/Blue: human-verified by our volunteers.
Purple: overgrown trail, bushwhack, or on private property.
Red: default color or not reality-checked
Yellow: Road
Other Colors: May have been satellite traced or imported from third party sources.

While we strongly believe our GPS are accurate, please be aware that no logging system is perfect and to be aware of potential errors. Use at your own risk.
  • Robin Taylor

    Trying to get there in time (leaving Oct 3 from SK), this will be my first hike of the year! Trying to invite my sister in law who just moved from Calgary :) So excited!

    Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3:31 PM
  • Lorne Verigin

    Hiked it today under heavy rains elswhere in Kelowna. Kept ralativey dry with the tree cover protecting me for the most part. The creek was easily crossable when needed as water levels have subsided. Trail in Great shape

    Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 7:42 PM
  • Sam

    Will I really stumble upon you in a toga on this trail, Josh?

    Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 11:44 AM
  • unknown

    Sorry what?

    Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 11:54 AM
  • Alexandra Babynec

    Hi
    Does anyone know how the vehicles got to the trail?
    Thanks
    Alexandra

    Monday, August 7, 2017 at 9:55 AM

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