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.

A great trail. Choose a section and enjoy!


Kelowna BC, Canada
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OHRTA AGM Announcement

Hi Members. First, thank YOU for your support through this last year. Whether you kick in through membership fees, show up to events on or off the trail, or just do a little maintenance on your own while you are out there, we appreciate you, and you help keep the...

Trail markers in Kalamalka Lake Park

Those wishing to follow the HRT through Kalamalka Lake Park will now find it easier to navigate amongst the many trails in the park. Trail markers have now been put up at most of the trail intersections throughout the park. Normajean Dec 2023 [gallery...

Starting a Reroute

Alex, Colleen, and Normajean were out starting a reroute around the muddy section at km 27. Cleared a small section, then marked half of the bypass. Still plenty more work to do. We will be looking for volunteers to help at a work party in the spring. Have a great...