Apex, Paul's Tomb Trail, Gordon Trail, Pavillion Trail

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Apex, Paul's Tomb Trail, Gordon Trail, Pavillion Trail is a 6.0 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
6 km
ELEVATION GAIN
356 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

no dogs

23 days ago

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed this hike. Pretty well marked out and you are walking parallel to lake views for the majority of the hike. At the end there is a little beach where you can have a swim. The Paul’s tomb parking lot was closed when we were there so we started at the apex trailhead. Bit of a steep section up but nothing unmanageable.

hiking
3 months ago

Lived in Kelowna since I was 9, I’m now 56, never hiked to Paul’s Tomb before. What a nice hike. The path is, what I would call, groomed. Nice and wide, clean and stable.

The Tomb itself is not marked. I didn’t find it until I was heading back. When you get to the bottom the path will “Y”. To the left heads the last bit to the lake. To the right heads back up. The Tomb is to the right and branches off from the main path again.

There is not much of the Tomb to see, but how can you go down there without seeing it.

At the bottom is a nice little beach. Not a lot of amenities. There is a little picnic area, again, just before you make the last push to the bottom.

I did notice that about midpoint is two porta-potties. There is a sign stating that the Paul’s Tomb potty has been removed.

The views are spectacular, and it is a real nice walk.

walking
10 months ago

There are a few steep sections but they’re short. Great views of Kelowna and Lake Okanagan. Peaceful and open to the sky for most of the walk. Easily accessed from town without needing a car to get to the trailhead. Keep an eye out for bald eagles!

hiking
11 months ago

Awesome hike! Wouldn’t classify it as easy as it is steep the whole way up. Lots of
other trails in the park so we explored a lot of it. Great views of the city and lake.
Saw several deer in the park as well!

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