Westside Hiking & Biking
Activities & Locations
Aug 16th update:
Please note that several parks are closed until further notice due to the Mt Law wildfire. These parks include: Smith Creek Trails, Goats Peak Regional Park, Glen Canyon Regional Park, Gellaty Nut Farm Regional Park, Gellatly Heritage Regional Park, Coldham Regional Park and Trepanier Creek Greenway Regional Park.
We have a trail for every explorer and you don’t need to trek deep into the wilderness to reconnect with nature when you do some hiking in West Kelowna. When it comes to natural landscapes, we have you covered. From hillside hikes scented with ponderosa pine, to breathtaking waterfalls with steep-sided gorges, we have some of the prettiest landscapes in the Okanagan Valley.
What these trails all have in common is that they can whisk you away from reality, into a world of discovery and all of them have fantastic opportunities for wildlife viewing and picture taking moments. Here are some suggestions for experiencing some of the best that our natural playgrounds have to offer, no matter what your activity and skill level.
West Kelowna is one of the most popular areas in the Okanagan for mountain biking for two main reasons. The first is that the trail heads are close to the town centre with many of them being next to major hotels. What does this exactly mean? It means more time for hitting the trails and less time trying to get there!
The second reason is that the area is one of the only areas that has untouched pine forest – it hasn’t been hit by wildfires like some other areas in the Okanagan. The trails will take you on steep climbs for views and fast flows descents, but you can also find ones that cross the mountain and others that offer jumps and tricks.
The best way to experience the trails is to stop by one of the local bike shops and join in one of their group rides.