There will be active harvesting of a new cutblock alongside 1.0 km of the Okanagan High Rim Trail during the month of July 2020 Now delayed to the Fall of 2020. This section is located between the Beaver Lake Road and the Echo Road trail crossings. Unfortunately, as a result of the dangers posed by the harvesting operation, the trail will be closed for a short period of time. Tolko will be posting Trail Closed signs on either end of the trail to inform hikers of the closure. The signs will be removed at the end of the harvesting and this website will be notified. The harvesting site will be active during the weekdays but on the weekends the harvesting operation will cease. Also be aware of any vehicle traffic before crossing any roads that the Okanagan High Rim Trail crosses. This includes ATVs and pickup traffic.
We spend almost every weekend on the High Rim Trail, hiking, snowshoeing and doing trail maintenance. We strongly believe that trail users need to bring the 10 essential items in addition to a saw/hatchet and a GPS. Downed trees are a regular occurrence on the HRT requiring a saw to trim branches to allow passage and some of the intersections on the trail require a GPS to stay on track.