Two hikers admiring the views (Picture BC photo)
Varied terrain makes for endlessly interesting hikes in and around Vernon.
Within the city, trails lead into the cedar-lined riparian zone bordering BX Falls and follow the route of the historically important Grey Canal irrigation channel.
Hike the rolling grasslands of the Commonage, explore Ellison and Kalamalka Lake provincial parks, head through the forest to the high country lakes of the Aberdeen Plateau, or travel to Silver Star Mountain and the Monashee Range beyond. Popular eco-tours are available at Silver Star Mountain Resort.
Types of Trails
Trails lead to lookouts, waterfalls, abandoned homesteader's cabins and the deep forest. Most are designed for day hikes, although there are longer overnight routes, such as the High Rim Trail that stretches 50km/31mi from Kalamalka Provincial Park south to Kelowna.
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