Mt Boucherie | Hiking | West Kelowna

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BOUCHERIE/EAIN LAMONT PARK

Duration/Distance: 1-4 km round trip/1-3 hours

Elevation Gain: 200 metres

Difficulty Level: moderate to difficult

GPS: 49.852529, -119.568067

Access Points: From Hwy 97 turn onto Hudson. Turn on Guidi Road, right on Trevor Drive which turns into Lakeview Cove Rd. The road will come to a t-intersection, turn right and follow up. Access to Eain Lamont Park is easy to miss, as it looks like a private driveway with the sign set back.

About this Trail: This mountain is a focal point in the community and is actually an extinct volcano. The volcano is 50–60 million years old and it has slowly been eroding over time. The top elevation is 758 metres. You can spend as little as a half an hour or a half a day exploring Mt. Boucherie. Parts of the trail are easy enough for the whole family to do, while other parts, such as the north east face of the mountain should be reserved for more experienced hikers. Please be aware of the signs, as part of the mountain is on private property.

CAUTION: There are some sudden steep drop-offs and places with very loose rock cobbles and boulders.

Unique rock formations and streams of ancient solidified lava rock can be seen while exploring the mountain. Another unique aspect of this trail is the Antelope Brush found growing there. Antelope Brush is a plant species that is indicative of the Sonoran Desert and Mt. Boucherie is one of the most northerly areas where this brush can be found.

Features: ancient volcanic lava flows, unique rock formations, Antelope Brush