View down into Kelowna from Black Knight Mountain in the middle of winter
View down into Kelowna from Black Knight Mountain in the middle of winter

**note** as of 2015 the service road up the mountain is closed to public access.  First in 2014 and expanded in 2017, much of the mountain has been converted into the new Sntsk’il’nten Regional Park (now central Okanagan’s largest).  There is no official trail up the mountain yet but the plan is to have one by 2022.  More resources here:

https://www.friendsofblackmountain.com/

https://www.regionaldistrict.com/your-services/parks-services/parks-and-trails/22-black-mountain-sntskilnt%C9%99n-regional-park.aspx

This is part of a collection of posts called hiking mountains with loud eyesore communications towers on top but we do it anyway.

Black Knight Mountain towers over East Kelowna and is an obvious candidate for a day hike.  There is currently no official trail up the mountain but one is being constructed (to be finished in 2022).  Finally it is possible to hike to the top without touching private land but at the moment it is not completely straightforward how to do this.  More coming soon…

https://www.regionaldistrict.com/media/284256/Limited_Opening_Map.pdf

Directions To Trailhead:

There is a new trail being built off of Swainson Rd.  The trail up the mountain is not complete.