Just opened in late 2019, Goats Peak is fresh, new and a great little hike. The park is split into 2 sections of trail. The first section called “Big Sagebrush” trail is a bit disappointing as it essentially goes downhill on a gravel road (the long driveway of private homes). When you get to the bottom you wish you could have driven the whole way. Anyway, at the end of this trail is the start of the second portion called ‘Mountain Goat’ trail. This is where the true hike starts – and it’s great!
The trail winds up switchbacks until it plateaus 200m or so up with views of Mt. Boucherie and West Kelowna. From there it follows the ridge up to a lookout. From the top there are great views of Okanagan Lake, Mt. Drought and Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park.
Directions to Trailhead
Take Hwy 97 through West Kelowna toward Peachland. Just after the turnoff for 97C look for signs to Seclusion Bay. Just under the last overpass there is a left turn that is easy to miss unless you’re prepared. The parking area is just beyond.
Downtown Kelowna to Trailhead: 25 mins
Return time: 2-3 hours
Trail Length: 2.6 km one way
Elevation gain: 250m
GPS: Not necessary
Easy to Stay on trail: Yes