Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)
Hiking trails around Osoyoos take in a wide variety of terrain from easy strolls along the shoreline of Osoyoos Lake and the Okanagan River to more strenuous climbs on Mount Kobau.
Landscapes include orchards and vineyards, marshy wetlands, dry grasslands dotted with antelope brush and sage, stands of ponderosa pine and granite cliffs.
Several trails provide interpretive signage or guided tours with excellent opportunities for bird watching and wildlife watching, with panoramic views. Many of the trails around Osoyoos are also suitable for cycling.
Easy Walks in Osoyoos
Skirting Osoyoos Lake along the Main Street motel strip, Pioneer Walkway is a fully accessible linear park with gardens, picnic tables and benches.
For a longer outing, but equally easy terrain, the Irrigation Canal Walkway provides a 12km/7.5mi round trip trail along the man-made waterway that opened the Osoyoos area to fruit growing.