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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...

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...

High Rim Trail at Wrinkly Face

Suzanne and I (Clayton) enjoyed a short hike from Beaver Lake Rd to Wrinkly Face section of the trail.

Spring 2022 hiking / running HRT trail report

Known as julianfvicente on GaiaGPS.com, this trail runner has provided a fantastic trail report for the Okanagan High Rim Trail! Complete with 100+ photos and some video! 'The trail is in decent passable shape as far as blow downs are concerned. I took a photo of...

Snowshoeing on the OHRT

Due to the elevation loss and gain along the trail, the trail is best suited to experienced snowshoers. Depending upon which area you choose to explore, there are steep climbs and tricky descents that challenge fitness levels and require careful navigation.

Biggi – The Whole Trail

Hiking the entire High Rim Trail.

Trailman Grumpy Dan (Daniel Henhoeffer) – deadfall across the trail, Land slide reroute in Kal Park

Went in to hike up to the tower today but had a last minute change in plan. Went in at Cosens Bay and hiked south to 51KM. No major deadfall on the trail that is impassable. There is dead fall between where Upper Stone Free interacts with the HRT but is passable with...

Natalie – km 19 meadow and just after

km 19 meadow and just after the meadow 8/14/2020 deadfall across the trail, trail overgrown https://drive.google.com/open?id=1X4yUYfMa7ULgU_ZpSwI-ArNaASICfC6g, https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CGuYtHZg22ZKMDbmKtbzf8514-bkDL6E       The meadow right at km 19 - this is...

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Natalie Aug 14 2020

Natalie Aug 14 2020

took screen shot, for some reason it's all being very finicky with me8/14/2020deadfall across the trailCan't go under without taking off pack ( no thanks, haha) and going over it was a pain which is what i opted to do.

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Trail Closure Notice

Trail Closure Notice

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...

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10 Essential items for hiking the High Rim Trail

10 Essential items for hiking the High Rim Trail

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...

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Ongoing: Perpetual Trail Blazing

Ongoing: Perpetual Trail Blazing

There are countless variations of markers on the HRT that leads to some general confusion. The team has spent many hours reflagging the trail, and with the assistance of WALC (Walk Around Lake Country), new trail blazes have begun to appear in 2017. ...

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