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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...

How you feel when completing the High Rim Trail.

So today I finished my end to end HRT hike. Chopped it up into little bits over the summer but done. Many thanks to the HRT association and all those who help keep it an amazing experience. You guys ROCK!

John – Postill Rd Parking Area

Parking area on Postill Road hiking south to Kelowna Creek.9/6/2020deadfall across the trail, trail overgrown, Bridge over Kelowna Creek is out.It was a beautiful day for a hike, so we decided to take on a new (for us) leg of the High Rim Trail - walking south from...

Natalie – before Nan’s Path

Before Nan's Path and after Nan's path. There is a 3rd one in between South Clark and these pics that I didn't bother with a pic, it might have been no big deal.

Natalie – around km 27

I believe this is after the view at km 27 (that you have to go off trail to see - turning right on that road before the "horsey section" Wasn't sure this was the type of overgrown you guys want to know about or not. It's not a lot and there's a sign, but thought I...

Natalie – km 26ish

almost km 26 or so
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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Complete: Vernon Creek Bridge

2017 saw record flood events in our local creeks and streams, and resulted in damage to several bridges along the High Rim Trail. The Vernon Creek bridge at Kilometre 29, known as the X, was damaged in the 2017 flooding. Temporary railings were installed...

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