It’s hard not to compare Bluenose to Camel’s Hump. Both are jagged rock protrusions rising above the forest in Creighton Valley. In many ways, Bluenose is a smaller version of Camel’s Hump – closer to Vernon, easier access, and shorter trail. So for a quick half day outing, this is a great choice for the whole family.

Bluenose summit rising out of the valley

Directions to Trailhead:

Map of McDougal Rim trail and Hayman Lake/Summit
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switchback trail at the start of the hike

Vernon to Trailhead: 23km (20 mins)
Return time: 1.5 hours
Trail Length: 5.3km
Elevation gain: 275m
GPS: not necessary
Clear trail: yes, easy to stay on track

Bluenose Summit
View from Bluenose Summit

GPS Download: GPX | KML

With a bit more time in the valley, choose Rim Rocks for better exploring or Camel’s Hump for more varied landscape, more challenge and better views.