Knox: Grainger Summit Loop


9 min from Downtown Kelowna
1501-1523 Cara Glen Way, Kelowna, BC V1V 2J1

This trail is lesser known and has a very complex network of pathways that all intersect offering a "create your own" hike feeling. Stunning views of Northern Glenmore (notably Wilden) and downtown. The ascent to the apex of the trail follows a moderately steep and narrow deer trail leading to a communal fire pit which is only two minutes walk from the end viewpoint. The trek down descends the opposing side of the mountain at an incredible slope! Definitely prepare to slide down on your shoes a bit.
  • Short
  • Difficult
  • Loop
  • 5.20 km round-trip
  • 1 hr 20 min solo
  • 1 hr 40 min group
  • 370 m gain
Kids & Pets
  • On-Leash
  • Part of the larger Knox: Grainger trail network.
  • One of our favourites!


1501-1523 Cara Glen Way, Kelowna, BC V1V 2J1

Driving Time

From Downtown Kelowna, approximate travel time by car is 9 min.

GPS Co-ordinates

Detailed Directions

1. From downtown, head north on Harvey/Highway 97 towards Vernon
2. Turn LEFT on Gordon
3. Turn RIGHT on Clement
4. Turn LEFT on Clifton
5. Turn RIGHT on Cara Glen Way

Google Directions

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

  • Starting Elevation: 465 meters
  • Ending Elevation: 465 meters
  • Maximum Elevation: 663 meters
  • Elevation Gain: 370 meters
  • Elevation Loss: -370 meters
  • Slope Up: 13.00%

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GPS Notes
Most often when viewing our maps, trails marked in Green or Blue have been human-verified by our volunteers. A route in purple indicates an overgrown trail or a bushwhack. Otherwise, the tracks 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.
  • Andrew Drouin

    The GPX file for this once appears to be buggered as well...

    Tue, Aug 20, 2013 6:26 PM
  • Andrew Drouin

    Hmm. I've tried downloading it with IE10 as well as FireFox Ver. 23 and after storing it on the desktop, it refuses to open in MapSource, stating that "the file could not be imported". The vast majority of the other files on this site work perfectly, just two that I've tried to date don't function - ending with the same error as above...

    Tue, Aug 20, 2013 8:04 PM
  • Brenda

    Did this on the weekend, great trail, a bit steep going down in parts. We connected eventually at the top to the public trails and found a wish tree!

    Tue, Jul 29, 2014 3:13 PM
  • shanna stewart

    Very confused as to where we meet, text me if you can help 2502316776
    thanks :)

    Wed, Mar 30, 2016 11:21 AM
  • Krystal ortynski

    so am I! Could I get a text as well so I know where to meet the group tomorrow morning. 250.862.6490 Thank-you!!

    Sat, Apr 2, 2016 8:52 PM

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