Knox Mountain Park

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Knox Mountain Park
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CWT
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We arrived early and had no problem getting a parking spot. We took the Lower Apex trail to Paul’s Tomb. We followed this one all the way to the end and then backtracked to take Ogopogo (aka Gordon) up to the top. Our plan was to return via the Apex trail but we did not factor in that Apex is now one-way (covid) so we returned by the road. If I were to do it again, I would do it in reverse i.e. Apex to the top, Ogopogo to Paul’s Tomb and Paul’s Tomb back. Ogopogo was the only part with an ascent. This was a great hike with scenic views at the top of the lake and Kelowna.
Written October 19, 2020
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Petite-Bouffant
Calgary, Canada226 contributions
Couples
Knox Mountain Park is a 2km walk away from downtown. It is great to be so close to nature right in the city. We did an easy hike up Apex trail. The trail is one way and was quite busy. There are stunning look out points on the trail of the city, lake and surrounding mountains.
Written November 9, 2020
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A7475ITwendys
Kelowna22 contributions
Friends
Knox Mountain is a great place for a hike that can give you a good workout and nice views of the city. Lots of deer to see as well. Mountain bikers lime it too! My favourite route includes the Ogopogo trail. (On the Paul’s Tomb route)Steep but so worth it!
Written July 6, 2020
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AbCanada
Penticton, Canada313 contributions
This is a great place to go for a hike. There are several trails, look-outs and views of the lake. Paul’s tomb is the best known but there are several great walks n the area. Bikes can ride on the trails and road.
Written January 25, 2021
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calgaryguy
Kelowna, Canada432 contributions
We hiked here again Sunday for the umpteenth time. Good trails and lovely views. The best time to come is later in the spring when the ubiquitous arrow-leafed balsam root flowers are blooming. There are enough trils to allow short outings or longer treks.
Enjoy.
Written March 10, 2020
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lockandgo
Armstrong, Canada431 contributions
It is amazing Kelowna has this beautiful park almost right in the city. Many people walk hike or bike thru this park. The views from the top are amazing. We have hiked this area a few times over the last couple years. Enjoy it every time. If in Kelowna, take a couple hours and enjoy!!
Written March 14, 2020
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Arash V
Auckland Central, New Zealand406 contributions
Visited on a hot summer day and walked up to the top in about 1:30 hours. If you go in sunny days, take at least one liter of water per person.
There were signs that it's a snake habitat but we didn't see any.
The view from the top was great. I recommend this hike in Kelowna.
There are other trails that you can mix and match.
Be careful not to walk in the mountain bike trails. Check them in Trailforks to be safe.
Written August 4, 2020
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Luc B
Kelowna, Canada20 contributions
Solo
Great easy access place for impromptu hike. I like to hike up the road (makes for a longer hike) and return via the nature trail. Great views of kelowna and ok lake
Written February 9, 2020
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Ashley Spilak
Kelowna, Canada17 contributions
Couples
We took on Knox Mountain from the base and took the Ogopogo trail which is highly recommended for the stunning views and steep slopes. Great workout at about 2hrs round trip from base. Take a water with!
Written January 5, 2020
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ileannkneel
Kelowna, Canada1,034 contributions
As Knox Mountain Park is literally my backyard, I have walked, hiked, and biked this gem of a park almost every day for the last 20 years or more. I can honestly say I am familiar with every road, trail and deer track that crisscross amongst this relatively large swath of nature and wildness. And during all this time, I have developed some strong opinions regarding this particular green space. With that said, please take my comments with a grain of salt and understand this is only my subjective viewpoint and I mean no disrespect.

1) As a less developed regional park (which I approve of and want it to stay this way), there are few creature comforts of home. Washroom facilities are available at the pavilion up top with a few Jiffy Johns throughout (most notably at the lower pavilion)... but that's it. Be prepared to hold it or use a nearby tree or bush.
2) Also, trash cans are not peppered throughout. Trash in, trash out.
3) Bring your own drinking water.
4) This is a "dog on leash" park which I find ludicrous. This is such a large park, my dog and I have never had an issue with other people or the local wildlife. The deer are not concerned as my dog doesn't chase them and the coyotes and black bear are similarly not bothered by us. In fact, the only "wildlife" that has ever taken exception to my dog being off leash are the by laws officers who have more than once tried to chase us down to write us a ticket. We just hike further into the trees and they soon give up. In fact, there are large sections of the park where I have never seen another soul in over 20 years of trekking.
5) And that is one of the best things of this park, the ability to find your own space like:
The inukshuks on the east ridge above Kathleen Lake
Kathleen Lake itself bordering the Highpointe residential subdivision.
The trail from Magic Estates down to Paul's Tomb... a smaller version of the Grouse Grind.
the green glade from the south end of Rio Dr to Kathleen Lake
the quiet viewpoint in and to the left of the trail starting at Lambeth Ct.
There are many more but I don't want to give away all my secret spots
6) On the far eastern border of the park, there are new property survey pins stuck into the ground... approximately 150 metres INSIDE the park boundary!!! I am going to have to call city hall about this.
7) The one paved road to the top is currently still closed because of the Covid 19 crisis.
8) The Apex trail is supposedly one way (uphill) again because of Covid. However, the other trails are still a free for all.
9) The mountain bike trails are well maintained and decent although not technically difficult for expert riders.
10) Over the years, there have been a couple of cougar sightings but I have never seen any evidence... which is a good thing. Mostly, mule deer, coyotes, rattlesnakes, and black bear... and a lot of smaller mammals, birds, insects, and reptiles.
11) Lastly, stay on the trails to keep human created erosion down, lessen our environmental impact and to prevent yourself from stepping on the annoying cacti.

A great regional park. Please enjoy responsibly and help keep my backyard pristine.
Written April 12, 2020
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