Elevation Gain: 357m
Total Time: 1 hour 42 minute
Date: March 28th, 2022
Kelowna had one more nice day in the forecast, before I was slated to head back to Vancouver. So, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do another summit with views around the Okanagan. My mom was keen to join in again and I had a look through the maps to see what our options were. I came across a summit called Spion Kop, halfway between Kelowna and Vernon. This summit had become quite popular on instagram in the previous years, but it still seemed worthwhile to get some mid-week views.
My mom and I set off from the trail head around 2PM and followed a set of mountain bike trails towards our summit. As we climbed we hit numerous unsigned and signed junctions and it was honestly quite confusing to figure out the route. Thankfully, I brought some maps on my phone and I just resorted to navigating by that rather than going in circles.
Besides the junction issue, there’s really not much to add as it’s a basic easy hike to the top. We reached the summit in a leisurely hour and then headed back down reaching the car after another 40 minutes or so.
If you’re looking for a super easy day out, the views are nice, but come with a GPS or something as the trails are confusing.