Fur Brigade Lookout # 1

Directions to Trailhead:

Turn off of HWY97 south of Penticton onto Hardy St. Follow this around as it turns into Thorne Rd. The asphalt ends and the road continues on as Meadow Valley Rd. Just after two sharp switchbacks there will be obvious trailhead signs for Fur Brigade Trail (the road ends just beyond).

Trail Description:

There is nothing spectacular to say about Fur Brigade Trail at first glance. Despite the interesting history, all that’s really left for hiking is a wide ATV track not far from the (loud) highway. Getting a little deeper into the trail, you may spot an old water flume and it is possible to follow it up a tangent trail. At the end of the trail there are two nice lookouts with views up and down Okanagan Lake.

Old Water Flume

Getting to the end of Fur Brigade didn’t quite do it for me. Another option is to continue on for another 3km (and 300m up) to the top of Mt. Eneas. There isn’t really a trail but some recent forest fires (like 2018 as an example) have cleared out the underbrush making for some very light bushwhacking. The views on the way up Eneas are better than the summit itself but it still feels good to get to the top of something. It’s also possible to approach from the south on similar terrain.

Looking toward Eneas from end of Fur Brigade
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