Bear Creek Provincial Park is a popular family-friendly walking trail that loops around a waterfall gorge. With its lower elevation and proximity to Kelowna, it is accessible throughout the entire year.
The trail climbs in elevation until it reaches the mouth of the river gorge, crosses a bridge and follows the other side back.
For the wet off the beaten path version, walk up the river into the gorge for a close up view of the waterfall (river fording / swimming required).
Directions To Trailhead:
Take Westside Rd out of West Kelowna. Drive along Okanagan lake and after 6.5 Km there will be a well marked trailhead and parking area.
Distance from downtown Kelowna to Trailhead: 11km
Walking time: 1-2 hours
Trail Length: 3.5km round trip
Elevation gain: 80m
GPS: Not necessary
Easy to stay on trail: yes