Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)
Hiking trails around Penticton offer an immense variety of sights and challenges.
Landscapes include orchards and vineyards, dry grasslands and ponderosa pine hillsides, clay banks and granite cliffs, deep forest and mountain lakes. Panoramic views take in the city itself, Okanagan Lake, Skaha Lake and distant mountain ranges. Trails provide opportunities for viewing wildlife both common and rare.
Penticton City Strolls
In the city, take a gentle stroll on the Kiwanis Promenade, a brick walkway along Okanagan Beach, or follow the paved pathway beside the Okanagan River Channel. Both are wheelchair accessible and rated easy. Another paved path leads to a lookout on Munson Mountain, where there's also a rough trail (rated moderate) along the ridgeline with outstanding views of Penticton and Okanagan Lake. This is the site of a giant Hollywood-style "Penticton" sign.