McKinley Mountain’s Summit Trail, is one of the newest trails near Kelowna. There isn’t a whole lot to it – a short 20 minute hike up a series of switchbacks to a couple benches with a view. Given the amount of effort, the view is substantial, peering into Stephen’s Coyote Ridge, Glenmore Highlands, and Mt. Boucherie to the south and Spion Kop to the north.

View north where subdivisions creep up the mountain’s backside

Directions To Trailhead:

Head north on Glenmore road out of Kelowna and not far past the dump take a left turn onto McKinley Road.  Turn right on Shayler Crt and right again on Shayler Pl.  There is a parking area and information at the end of the road.

View south over McKinley reservoir and the Kelowna landfill
Click on map for a high-resolution version

Distance from downtown Kelowna to Trailhead: 20 minutes
Walking time: 20-30 minutes one way
Trail Length: 1km
Elevation gain: 140m
GPS: Not necessary
Easy to Keep on Trail: yes

GPS Download: GPX | KML

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