yeah was gr8 but I believe this trail might be now unavailable due to private property. Not sure the status.

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off trail
over grown
rocky
5 days ago

I walked this trail from the beaver lake trailhead and the first 20 or so km were perfect but after damer lake everything goes downhill-trail quality, sign quality...you name it. Without a gps it was extremely difficult to navigate, I would recommend starting in Kelowna and skipping the kal park portion all together

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bugs
flooded
muddy
23 days ago

Great route to catch the highlights of the park. Good portion of the route in the shade for hot weather. Loved it!

nice loop, rewarding climb with amazing views. many extra paths that leave you questioning your direction at times. lots of bikers, be ready to step aside.

Loved this trail. Easy access with beautiful camp spot at the end at Damer lake at the end. Plenty fresh water. So may different ecosystems and some beautiful old growth look forward to hiking it again

Quite a steep section going up to Cosens Bay but view point was beautiful. Wish we had done the same side down instead of coming around the mountain. The backside of the mountain was easy and flat but no view.

Beautiful trail and not difficult at all. There were beautiful yellow flowers out, looked like the heat will be bringing them to the end of their season soon. Thanks he country side was beautiful and vibrant green! Perfect time of year to do the trail - before it gets crazy hot as you are out in the open a lot. I would recommend having your phone with you for the map details as you go - there are multiple side trails so I am sure it would be easy to hear the wrong way. We saw a deer and also feces that might have been from a bear, but I’m not 100% sure. Beautiful views of the lake and Coldstream! Took us 1.5 hours to do the loop. Ranger on a bike came across as when we were almost back to the car and advised us that it’s actually not open until Thursday yet (covid). Oops! There wasn’t signage that we saw advising that the trail was closed.

This trail is neat because there's many alternate routes you can take on the way. Watch out for mountain bikers

Beautiful! Not very strenuous hike. But seemed to be more popular with mountain bikers which made it less enjoyable for me (I like to hike with my dog off leash).

Great views. Still a fair bit of snow but with a well packed trail, recommend ice/snow cleats

Really good trail! Lots of options as to which trails you want to detour on

October 14th. Beautiful trail with a great view at the top! Not difficult and I guess family friendly. Be careful with snakes

I’d definitely recommend going clockwise for the nicer views whilst walking on top.

Gorgeous hike. Multiple trails and they’re not clearly marked which resulted in off trailing the majority of the hike. Sidewinder Trail is a newer trail and there were two downed trees which made the trail appear to end out of nowhere. Fortunately there was a gentlemen hiking behind me who pointed me in the right direction. Suggest you plan accordingly for seeing bears, I met a gentlemen on the trail who informed me there was a black bear on the trail about 3 days ago so sightings are definitely more common here. HOT TIP: if you’re considering this area go to Cosens Beach it’s gorgeous you can drive from here or plan to walk a little further and trek down to the water.

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no shade
10 months ago

Very little shade. Mostly wide gravel path shared with many mountain bikers. Good for them though! Nice views, easy and clean. I think the loop was 10km.

Great hike, our family of 5 with kids 13 12 and 10 enjoyed it, I took 2.5 hours, a decent workout. Amazing views of Kalamalka Lake and Vernon

Great trail. It's largely exposed so it's not the best idea on a hot afternoon.

awesome trail, very scenic. sow and two cubs up on the mountain top and snake study in area. saw a gopher snake!

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Sun Jun 16 2019

Lots of mosquitoes!! Trail was in poor condition in several areas. Almost bushwhacking in some sections. Mountain bikers cross crossing the trail. We had to step aside to let them pass several times. I would not recommend this trail for hikers.

A great easy trail - mixed terrain and we saw loads of Birds of Prey

An amazing run with a great variety of terrain and trails. Did see people fairly often, but hey, it’s an awesome area full of trails, don’t let it stop you. Hope to come back and have more time to explore.

hiking
Sat May 18 2019

Fantastic views. Well worth the effort.

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