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Travel Western Provinces

Popular Day Hikes: South-Central Okanagan — Revised & Updated

Kelowna - Penticton - Oliver

by (author) Gerry Shea

RMB | Rocky Mountain Books
Initial publish date
May 2019
Western Provinces, Hiking, Hikes & Walks
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2019
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    May 2019
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Featuring a fresh design and the most current route updates, Popular Day Hikes is a bestselling series of books written for visitors and locals looking to hike scenic trails from well-established staging areas.

Located in south-central British Columbia and situated between the Cascade and Columbia mountain ranges, the Southern Okanagan Valley extends from Kelowna to Osoyoos. Popular Day Hikes: South-Central Okanagan describes 35 accessible treks around Kelowna, West Kelowna and Westside Road as well as Penticton, Naramata, Oliver, Osoyoos, Summerland, Peachland and Keremeos. Featuring robust vineyards, fruit orchards, desert-like grasslands, rich marshes, ponderosa pine forests, towering cliffs, large lakes, salmon streams, modest peaks and a tremendous diversity of animal and plant life, this stunning and diverse area is rich with dozens of unique hiking routes. Some of the trips included are:

  • Angel Springs
  • Knox Mountain Park
  • Black Knight Mountain
  • Canyon Falls
  • McDougall Rim Viewpoints
  • Rose Valley Regional Park
  • Skaha Bluffs
  • Rock Ovens Park
  • Ellis Ridge Trail
  • Keremeos Columns

Each hike includes:

  • detailed directions to trailheads
  • colour maps and photographs
  • seasonal information
  • round-trip distances
  • trail commentary
  • difficulty ratings

About the author

Gerry Shea moved to Kamloops from Vancouver at the age of nine, which is when he became enchanted by the nearby hills. It was on a family vacation many years later that he discovered the mountains and began hiking and climbing in his spare time, gathering knowledge and experience that he has since used to help beginning hikers, scramblers and backpackers to trek safely. Gerry lives in Kamloops with his wife and children and he is the author of both The Aspiring Hiker's Guide 1: Mountain Treks in Alberta and The Aspiring Hiker's Guide 2: Mountain Treks in British Columbia.

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Editorial Reviews

"If you’re a newcomer to the Okanagan, looking for a good range of shorter hikes for evening or half day outings, or just interested in getting started in hiking, then these are excellent additions to your bookshelf." - Ormsby Review

"...easy to follow, consistently laid out, and a great introduction to the easier hikes in the region." - Ormsby Review

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