Directions to Trailhead
There are numerous ways to access the trail network but the most common ones (and those necessary for 3 below suggested hikes) are:
Official Parking Lot – End of Stewart Rd E (Take Casorso Rd south to Bedford Rd then turns into Stewart Rd E)
Crawford Falls – Park on Canyon Ridge Cr. (off of Westridge Drive at the south end of Kelowna)
June Springs Rd – Parking for a few cars (49.820310558, -119.3926309)
Three Suggested Routes
The Crawford network of trails is extensive and heavily used in all seasons by bikers and hikers. There are plenty of routes to choose from but here are 3 recommended trails.Main Parking Lot to
- Teddy Bear Junction loop
Start from the main parking lot. Take one of the paths up to Upper Bench then go up Rocky Screech or Heckle until they Merge with Pink Highway. This terminates at Teddy Bear Junction. Return via Lost Lake Trail for example, making sure to take in the view at Rose Lookout.
2. Lost Lake Loop
Park on June Springs Road and in via Hromlek and Pipers. Loop around Lost Lake and return via Moose and Hromlek. For more length add on another loop after Lost Lake.
3. Crawford Lookout
Arguably the best trail in the Crawford trail network. Park on Canyon Ridge Cr. and go past the entrance to Crawford Falls. Pass above and to the left of the falls and follow the creek towards the source as it expands into a picturesque canyon. Before climbing up to the KVR there is a turn off to follow Lookout Trail. Take this and enjoy the view before looping back via Pink Highway and Race Classic.
Kelowna to Trailhead: 15 mins
Trail Return time: 2-4 hours (depends on route taken
Trail Length: 5-10 km round trip (route dependent)
GPS: Not necessary. Good signage and maps posted.
Easy to Stay on trail: Yes. All trails well trodden in all seasons.