There are many hikes in Kelowna that can be tackled in 60 minutes or less. These short jaunts can take you to waterfalls, along creeks, and through forests. The hikes listed below are in the easy category and fun for the whole family.
The Dilworth Mountain loop provides an easy 0.86 km path which provides hikers with great views of Kelowna complete with benches to take it all in!
Layer Cake Mountain via Mission Creek Greenway
Layer Cake Mountain via Mission Creek Greenway consists of a 2 km easy trail which provides outstanding views of the fascinating geological formation the mountain is named for.
Address: 3980 Field Road, Kelowna, BC
An easy 1.8 km trail around Shannon Lake in West Kelowna provides hikers with the opportunity to explore this regional park. Stocked with rainbow trout, Shannon Lake is known for fishing and is a great spot for kids to learn to fish.
The Hidden Lake Parkway provides a stroller-friendly gravel path that hugs along two marshy ponds. Keep your eyes open for turtles during your walk.
Address: 558 Still Pond Place, Kelowna, BC
A spectacular waterfall hike can be found at Fintry Provincial Park. While the trail and stairway to view the falls is only 1 km long, there are many options to explore further the trail around the historic buildings located within the park.
Address: 7655 Fintry Delta Road, Fintry, BC
Josh Hoggan is an avid hiker who started Kelowna's HikingAddiction in 2011. Growing to over 6000 members, the group hosts free hikes every weekend in the Okanagan. When he's not seeking the next stunning vista or hidden trail fork, he's working designing apps with his business, Koingo Software, that he started when he was ten years old.