Okanagan High Rim Trail Association

Established in 2017 to maintain, improve and promote the High Rim Trail, from Vernon, BC to Kelowna BC

The Okanagan High Rim Trail traverses the ancestral, traditional land, and unceded territory of the Syilx (Okanagan) people. They have lived on this land for thousands of years and we acknowledge them as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land. We honour with gratitude, the land itself and the people.


What started as the vision of a Okanagan Valley trail network by retired forester, Bruce Somner, became known as the Okanagan High Rim Trail. Several organizations were instrumental in the development and maintenance of this trail, and only in 2017, through the dedication of several enthusiasts, this organization was born.

High Rim Trail Projects

This portion of our website is dedicated to past and future projects along the trail.

Get Involved

If you would like to volunteer to assist us with ongoing work parties, or to join our oganization, please visit our Facebook Page for event details, or follow the link to the “Contact Us” portion of this website


The OHRTA funds all trail maintenance and improvement activities through the generous donations of people like you. Thank you for making all our projects a reality.

What hikers are saying.

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Kelowna BC, Canada
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Water Management km 21.5

Alex, Colleen, Dan, and Normajean spent the day digging in the mud. Three sections at km 21.5 the water was running down the trail. We dug trenches made water breaks and moved the water off the trail. It was a muddy job but a great time to see where the water was...

Kelowna Creek Temporary Crossing

It rained, it poured, it hailed, twice! But despite all that we got a lot done on the trail to Kelowna Creek. Alex, Brent, Bryanna, Colleen, and Normajean spend the day working on the trail. We dropped a tree over the creek. This will give hikers a safer temporary...

Fixing Tread to Vernon Creek

Alex, Colleen, and Normajean spent the day on the south approach to Vernon Creek. The trail has been getting narrow and sluffing. We widened the trail tread along the whole hillside. Adding logs to hold the soil in place. One area with a couple downed logs the trail...