McDougall Rim: Hayman Lake Loop

West Kelowna

18 min from Downtown Kelowna
2130-2210 Bartley Rd, West Kelowna, BC V1Z 2M7

The McDougall Rim begins with an intense uphill hike along a rocky path, but eventually tapers off onto flatter land winding through the forest to reach spectacular views of West Kelowna and the lake.

Unlike some, this trail is not clearly labelled and is marked by usage rather than signs, there are several trails you could end up on, so be sure you know which path you are planning to take beforehand. Be prepared to cross bridges, creeks and a variety of terrain. The trails were subject to wildfires in 2009 and thus the trail is still recovering in some sections.

During spring time, a small waterfall opens up at about 4km into the trail, snow can still be found in the area at this time so if you wish to trek up to it, bring footwear with good grip.

McDougall Rim is home to several types of wildflower in the summertime such as the Indian Paintbrush and Prairie Roses, it is also habituated by an assortment of wildlife including bears, deer, coyote and other larger animals which have been spotted in the area.

Hayman lake is filled with leeches and is not suitable for swimming; however, it often contains fish suitable for angling!

IMPORTANT: Hayman Lake is privately owned. Parcel ID 011-370-475. Please consult the ParcelMap BC to find a route around it, or contact the property owners for permission. The owners (as of May, 30 2019) are:

CHANDRA MICHELE PAYNTER, STUDENT 1666 PRITCHARD DRIVE
WESTBANK, BC
V4T 1X5
AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 16667/200000 INTEREST
https://www.facebook.com/travis.paynter.3

TRAVIS GEOFFREY PAYNTER, BUSINESSMAN 2303 SHANNON LAKE ROAD
WESTBANK, BC
V4T 1V6
AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 16667/200000 INTEREST

NIGEL MERRICKE PAYNTER, BUSINESSMAN 1666 PRITCHARD DRIVE
WESTBANK, BC
V4T 1X5
AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 16666/200000 INTEREST
https://www.facebook.com/nigel.paynter.7

CATANA DEVELOPMENTS LTD., INC.NO. 415337 260 - 2300 CARRINGTON ROAD
WESTBANK, BC
V4T 2N6
AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 20000/200000 INTEREST
https://www.manta.com/ic/mt69pmw/ca/catana-development-ltd

CELESTINE ROSEANNE PAYNTER, STUDENT 3680 PAYNTER ROAD
WESTBANK, BC
V4T 1P9
AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 15000/200000 INTEREST
https://www.facebook.com/celestine.paynter

HENRAY SAMUEL PAYNTER, STUDENT 147 RUE PRINCIPAL
HUBERDEAU, PQ
J0T 1G0
AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 15000/200000 INTEREST
phenray@hotmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/henray.paynter
Route
  • Half-Day
  • Difficult
  • Loop
  • 14.70 km round-trip
  • 4 hr solo
  • 935 m gain
Kids & Pets
  • On-Leash
  • Child-Friendly
Features
  • Part of the larger McDougall Rim trail network.
  • One of our favourites!

Address

2130-2210 Bartley Rd, West Kelowna, BC V1Z 2M7

Driving Time

From Downtown Kelowna, approximate travel time by car is 18 min.

GPS Co-ordinates

Detailed Directions

1. Turn right onto Bartley Rd from Highway 97
2. Turn Left onto Shannon Lake Road
3. Turn Right back onto Bartley Road shortly thereafter.
4. Stay on Bartley Rd and follow it as it turns into a gravel road through private properties.
5. Park in the small clearing by the McDougall Creek sign just before the cattle guard.

Google Directions

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

  • Starting Elevation: 633 meters
  • Ending Elevation: 633 meters
  • Maximum Elevation: 1383 meters
  • Minimum Elevation: 633 meters
  • Elevation Gain: 935 meters
  • Elevation Loss: -935 meters
  • Slope Up: 12.00%
  • Slope Down: -11.00%

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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.
  • Steven Lance

    This trail has been ravaged by motorized vehicles. The water level in Hayman lake is low making it a bit of a slough. Good exercise though, and one amazing viewpoint (unfortunately with piles of garbage lying around)

    Tue, Nov 1, 2016 3:01 PM

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