Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)
Hiking trails around Oliver cover a tremendous variety of terrain from easy walks along Okanagan River or around high country lakes to the steep grind up the back side of McIntyre Bluff.
Landscapes include orchards and vineyards, dry grasslands dotted with antelope brush and sage, stands of ponderosa pine, granite cliffs and mountain lakes. Trails provide opportunities for viewing wildlife both common and rare.
Highlight Walks & Hikes around Oliver
International Hike & Bike Trail
The easy-walk International Hike & Bike Trail follows the course of the Okanagan River channel from McAlpine Bridge on Highway 97 in the north to Osoyoos Lake in the south. The total distance is 18.4km/11.3mi, of which nearly 10km/6.2mi is paved.
The path is broad and virtually flat, fully accessible for strollers and wheelchairs. There are many access points along the trail, including at the Oliver Visitor Centre. Stop for a look at the interpretive sign describing the history of sockeye salmon in the river.