Hiking in the Okanagan
This comprehensive guide to hiking trails covers the areas approximately bounded by Manning Park and Highway 5A on the west, Arrow Lakes on the East, the US border to the south and Highway 1 to the north. Hikes consist of shorter hikes and longer hikes, each one rated for difficulty. Short hikes are included near the cities of Kelowna, West Kelowna, Winfield and Vernon while longer hikes, from 6 to 8 hours are located in areas away from urban areas and into the alpine. Extensive notes are included that range from defining the difference between and walk and a hike, what to wear, the trail rating system, map reading, navigation, and even info on which hikes are suitable for dogs, and which are not. In short:
- over sixty fully documented hikes within an easy drive from Kelowna
-Thirty five short hikes close to Kelowna
-More than forty ideas for hikes in the region
-Suggestions for snowshoeing and dog hikes
Paul Phillips was a chemistry instructor at Okanagan College and an avid outdoors person who has hiked the majority of hikes detailed in the book. Paul passed away in 2018, but not before he was able to update this third edition of a popular local book.