Okanagan Mountain Park: Wild Horse Canyon

Kettle Valley

30 min from Downtown Kelowna
5937-5941 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC V0H, Canada

An obstacle course of trees lies along this trail through the remnants of the Okanagan Mountain Park wildfire in 2003.

Be prepared to cross streams, traverse though grasslands and enjoy stunning sights of the Okanagan valley.

Due to the open space created by fallen trees, this area is subjected to high temperatures in the summer, bring plenty of water. In the Spring, small streams run across the trail, hiking shoes with good grip are recommended.

Be sure to do a tick check when you leave, the density of fallen trees is a habitat for the arachnids
Route
  • Short
  • Average
  • Out & Back Same Way
  • 8.66 km round-trip
  • 2 hr 30 min solo
  • 390 m gain
Kids & Pets
  • On-Leash
  • Child-Friendly
Features
  • Part of the larger Okanagan Mountain Park trail network.

Address

5937-5941 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC V0H, Canada

Driving Time

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

GPS Co-ordinates

Detailed Directions

Follow Pandosy which turns into Lakeshore Rd. Follow Lakeshore Rd all the way there until you hit the parking lot for "Okanagan Mountain Park" on the right side of the road (about 17 km from downtown Kelowna). At one stop light after hitting the orchard area, you'll need to turn right to continue on Lakeshore Rd instead of going up into Kettle Valley. If you hit signs saying "STOP, YOU'RE ON CAMERA" you've gone too far! Turn around!

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: 398 meters
  • Ending Elevation: 584 meters
  • Maximum Elevation: 685 meters
  • Minimum Elevation: 393 meters
  • Elevation Gain: 390 meters
  • Elevation Loss: -205 meters
  • Slope Up: 14.00%
  • Slope Down: -12.00%

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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.
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