HAPPY HIKING!

    Monthly Schedule of Dates & Destinations Below

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Meet at the Parkinson Activity Centre,1700 Parkinson Way, at 9:00am on Wednesdays unless otherwise indicated.

  • Check in at Reception with your Membership card

For those wishing to meet at the trailhead, the time and directions are listed within the description of each hike. You will check in there. 

Directions to trailhead, difficulty level, and length of time are stated in the descriptions below as well as if there will be a stop for refreshments.

Please note: these treks are for exercise as well as the scenery and comradery. Wear hardy hiking shoes or boots, and bring water, hiking sticks, and suitable clothing for weather.

Hikes are subject to change as conditions change.

 

DECEMBER 2022

 

 

December 7 – Greenway at Hollywood:  Meet at PAC at 9:00 am. Meet at Trailhead at 9:15am. Bring your sturdy hiking boots and poles. Directions: Spall, left on Springfield, stay in right lane, right on Hollywood Road South before the hill. Trail head parking lot is on right just past the stop sign. We will Trek from Hollywood along the Greenway, south and north. The trek is approx. 1.5 hrs. Easy. Coffee will follow at Orchard Park.  Call Ed Letkeman at 250-808-7869 for more information.

 

December 9 – Friday Special advanced Snowshoe Coyote: Meet at the PAC at 10:00 am. Bring your snowshoes sturdy poles, water and lunch.  Trail head at 10:15am.  Directions: Glenmore to Dog Park, park in second lot at far end on left, put your turning flashers on the curve. The Snowshoe is approx. 2.5 hrs. Rolling moderate hills to some difficult hills. Will be a trek if no snow. Lunch will be along the trail. Call Ed Letkeman at 250-808-7869 for more info.

 

December 14 – Gordon/Ethel area with Potluck Christmas Luncheon after:

Meet at PAC at 9:45 (please note the time) or at the trailhead at 10:00. Directions: Turn right from PAC and left onto Gordon.  At Guisachan turn right then first left onto Charolais. Park here. Our hike will take us through the neighbourhood approx. 1hr 30mins.  This is an easy flat hike.

 

Potluck Lunch to follow at Chris Bischoff’s home afterwards at approx. 11:30am. Please bring a dish of food to share. The theme is Heritage so please dig through your old recipes or make something the represents your own background. Be sure to label your dish with your name, the country of origin and type of food it is.

Any questions about the hike call Martyn at 250-862-8753. Any questions about the Luncheon call Chris at 250-470-7038

 

December 21 – Lower Mission:  Meet at 9:00am at PAC or 9:20am at the trailhead. Directions: Turn right from PAC and then turn left onto Gordon Drive. Follow Gordon Drive, pass H2O to DeHart, turn right and follow DeHart/Sarsons across Lakeshore Drive to Sarsons Beach Senior Centre parking lot.  Start and finish at Sarsons Beach.  This is a flat easy hike around the neighbourhood. Wear good boots, bring poles and something to drink.  Approx. 1hr. 30 mins.  Coffee to follow afterwards at Urban Fare.  Any questions please call Martyn at 250-862-8753.

 

December 23 – Friday Special advanced Snowshoe Knox Mountain: Meet at PAC at 10:00am. Meet at trail head at 10:15am. Directions: Clement, Clifton Road, left on Rio, right Woodpark, left on Woodpark Court. Bring your water and lunch, snowshoes, and poles. The snowshoeing is approx. 2.5 hrs. Some moderate hills. Trek if no snow. Call Ed Letkeman at 250-808-7869 for more information.

 

December 28 – Greenway:  Meet at PAC lot (closed) at 9:00am or Trailhead at 9:15am. We will Trek from Orchard Park. Directions: Spall, left on Springfield, left into Orchard Park. Park across from Shell Gas station.  Bring your sturdy hiking boots and poles. The trek is approx. 1.5hrs. Easy. Coffee will follow at O. P.  Call Ed Letkeman at 250-808-7869 for more info.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 2022

 

November 2 – Rose Valley Reservoir Trek:  Meet at PAC at 9:00am. Bring your good hiking boots, poles and water. Meet at 9:20am at trailhead at end of West Kelowna Road. Note: Westlake is closed as Road construction for new reservoir water lines. Directions: Take 97, right on Horizon Road across from Friends Pub. Right on Westlake, left just past the school 30 km by school to top of West Kelowna Road. Approximately 2 hours. Coffee at It’s A Bakery 845 Anders Road by Nester’s.  Trek is moderate with several hills. Call Ed Letkeman at 250-808-7869 for more information.

 

November 4 – CANCELLED due to poor weather conditions expected

– Friday Special Advanced Trek –  Beyond Gladstone: Meet at PAC 9:30am. This trek is moderate to difficult as climbing several difficult hills above the lake.  Bring your good hiking boots, poles and water. Meet at 10:00am at trailhead on Harrington Court. Directions: Take 97 through Peachland, right on Princeton at light, about 3 blocks right on Somerset, left on Gladstone, left on Victoria, right on Harrington Court.  Please pack your lunch as we will have lunch above the lake. Approximately 3 hours. Call Ed Letkeman at 250-808-7869 for more information.

 

November 9 – Glenmore:  Meet at PAC at 9:00am or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (696 Glenmore Drive) parking lot at 9:15am. This will be a fairly flat trek on designated walking paths and sidewalks for about 1.5 hours.  Directions:  From the PAC turn right on Highway 97, turn right on Burtch Road, turn right on Bernard Avenue, turn left on Glenmore Drive, turn left on Glenmeadows Road, turn left on Glenburn Street and then left into the church parking lot.  Coffee to follow at the PAC.  For more info email: trekkelowna@outlook.com

November 16 – Our hike will start and finish at the Centre.  Please meet at 9:00am. This will be a flat easy hike in the neighbourhood approx. 1hr. 30mins.  Please join us afterwards for a birthday brunch to celebrate a special birthday for Chris Bischoff.  Tickets will be available atthe Centre at a cost of $15 each – Cash only.  We only have room for 30 “bums” so please get your ticket early.  You must be a PAC member to attend. If you need more info please call Martyn at 250-862-8753.

 

November 18 – Friday Special advanced Trek Wilden/ Coyote: Meet at the PAC at 10:00am. Bring your sturdy hiking boots, poles and water and lunch.  Trail head at 10:15am.  Directions: Glenmore, left on Union park at Union and Begbie Rd. The trek is approx. 2.50 hours, rolling moderate to some difficult hills. Lunch will be along the trail. Call Ed Letkeman at 250-808-7869 for more information

 

November 23 – Knox Mountain East: Meet at PAC at 9:00am or at the Knox Grainger Trailhead at the end of Cara Glen Road which is a right turn off Clifton Road. (Call Bob for directions). There are lots of construction vehicles parked there so be aware. This is not a flat walk! It is uphill one way and downhill back to the Trailhead with some steep sections. Great views of the valley. Approx. 1 ¼ hours with coffee at Tim Hortons on Kane Road in Glenmore or at the Centre. Contact Bob Feeny at 250 860 1699 or Cell 778 821 2164.

 

November 30 – Knox Mountain Trek:  Meet at PAC at 9:00am. Bring your sturdy hiking boots and poles. We will hike to above Kathleen Lake and across Knox Mountain. Meet at trail head at 9:15 AM Directions Clement, Clifton Road, left on Rio, right Magic Drive, left on Avonlea Way. Park by the sunken park on Avonlea. The trek is Approx. 1.75 hours, easy with some moderate hills. Coffee will follow at PAC. Call Ed Letkeman at 250-808-7869 for more information.

 

 

OCTOBER 2022

 

October 5 – Greenway: Meet at Parkinson Activity Centre at 9:00 am to car pool to the Capital News Centre on Gordon Drive or at the meeting point at 9:15 am. Park in the parking lot near the library. This flat walk will consist of trails through the grounds and extending onto the Greenway and back in a circular route.  It will be approximately 1.5 hours. Refreshments to follow at Parkinson Activity Centre Bistro. For more information contact Chris Bischoff at 250- 470-7038

 

October 12 – Rose Valley Reservoir: Meet at PAC at 9:00am. Bring your good hiking boots, poles and water. Meet at 9:20am at trailhead at end of West Kelowna Road. Directions: Take 97, right Westlake Road, left just past the school 30 km/hr by school to top West Kelowna Road.  Approximately 2 hours. Coffee at It’s A Bakery, 845 Anders Road by Nester’s. Trek is moderate with many hills. Call Ed Letkeman at 250-808-7869 for more information.

 

CANCELLED October 14 – Friday Special Advanced Trek – Beyond Gladstone: Meet at PAC 9:30am. This trek is moderate to difficult as climbing several hills above the lake.  Bring your good hiking boots, poles and water. Meet at 10:00am at trailhead on Harrington Court. Directions: Take 97 through Peachland, right on Princeton at light, about 3 blocks right on Somerset, left on Gladstone, left on Victoria, right on Harrington Court.  Please pack your lunch as we will have lunch above the lake. Approx. 3 hrs. Call Ed Letkeman at 250-808-7869 for more information.

 

October 19 – NEW HIKE – Field Road Loop:  Meet at the PAC at 9:00am or the trailhead at 9:30am. Directions: From the Centre turn right onto Spall, cross the Highway and turn left onto Springfield.  Take the first right onto Cooper then merge into Benvoulin.  At KLO turn left and stay on KLO/ McCulloch up pass Gallagher’s to Field Road.  Turn right and park at the top of the hill.  This is a new hike that will take us on trails to Miller Road, then we head downhill before a long gradual climb up to the Jean Road trails.  This is a moderate hike of  approx. 1hr 30-45 mins with some hills, both up and down. Please wear good hiking boots, bring your
poles and a drink. Coffee/ lunch to follow at Gallaghers Golf Club.  If you have any questions please call Martyn at 250-862-8753.

 

October 21 – Friday Special Advanced Trek – Myra:  Meet at PAC 9:30am. This trek is moderate to difficult as we climb several hills past an old cabin to a fabulous view of changing colours.  Bring your good hiking boots, poles and water. Meet at 10:00am at trailhead. Directions: Take Benvoulin, left on K.L.O., turns into McCulloch, right on June Springs, turns into Little White Forrest Service Road about 1 km, park on right in Angel Springs Lot. Please pack your lunch as we will have lunch at the top Approximately 2.5 hours. Call Ed Letkeman at 250-808-7869 for more information.

 

October 26 – Specialty Bakery:  Meet at the PAC at 9:00am or the trailhead at 9:15am.
Please try to carpool due to limited parking at the trailhead. Directions: From the Centre turn right, then left onto Hwy 97. Then take the first turn to your right after McCurdy Road, on to Finns Road.  Specialty Bakery is on your right.  Please park on the road and do NOT use their
parking lot. This is a flat easy hike around the neighbourhood about 1hr 30mins. Some trails but mainly on pavement.  Please wear good shoes and bring a drink.  Coffee etc. afterwards at the bakery. Any questions please call Martyn at 250-862-8753.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2022

 

September 7 – 100 STEPS: Meet and carpool from PAC at 8:30am or meet at the trailhead at 8:45am. Directions: From the Centre turn right on Spall Road, cross the Highway and turn left onto Springfield. Continue up Springfield to Gertsmar and turn right. Park anywhere on the street. This is an easy flat hike on road and trail except for one uphill and downhill. The uphill will take us from Hollywood up the stairs (100 steps) to the bench at Rutland Road. We will return via the Greenway. Approx. 1hr 30mins. Please wear good shoes, bring poles, a hat and drink.  Coffee to follow back at the Centre.  If you have any questions please call Martyn at 250-862-8753.

 

September 9 – Friday Special advanced Spion Kop: Meet at PAC 8:30am. Bring your good hiking boots, poles, and water. Meet at 9:00am at trailhead on Northstar Lane. Directions: Hwy. 97 or Glenmore to Lake Country, left off Hwy. 97 to Okanagan Centre Road East, right on Carrs Landing, right on Moberly Road, left on Forest Road, take Townsend to Northstar. Trek is through a forest and difficult climb to the summit. Please pack your lunch as we will have lunch at the top. Approx. 3 hrs. Call Ed Letkeman at 250-808-7869 for more information.

 

September 14 – Mount Baldy: Meet at PAC at 8:30 am or at the trailhead at 8:45 am. We will carpool to the end of Mount Baldy Drive where we will park. Directions: Take Dilworth Drive past Summit Drive and then right on Mount Baldy Drive. Contact Bob Feeny (250-860-1699 or Cell 778-821-2164) for more detailed directions. This hike has lots of uphill and downhill stretches. It is not a flat walk. We will go around the base of Mt. Baldy and then up to the summit where there is an airport beacon light. Here you will see panoramic views of Kelowna. Hike is approx. 1 hour and 10 minutes. Coffee at Orchard Park Food Court.

 

September 21 – Rail Trail North Winfield:  Meet at PAC at 8:30am for carpooling. Meet at the trail head by 9:15am. Directions: Drive north on Hwy 97 and proceed through Winfield to the Super Save Gas Station (on your right). Turn right here onto Woodsdale Rd. and continue to the tennis courts (on the left, approx. 1.2 K). Park here in the lot. This is an easy hike 1.5KM round trip along Wood Lake to Ribbleworth Falls. Approx. 1.5 hours. The Falls are modest but the municipality have built a lovely seating area at this location. There are toilets at the parking lot and approx. half way to our destination. Coffee to follow at the home of Christine Lawrence in Raven Ridge to enjoy the view to the Kelowna Bridge and treats on the deck. I need to know how many are coming so touch base with me or call 778 480-4155 for more info.

 

September 23 – Special Friday advanced Trek Fire Lookout Cabin: Meet at PAC at 8:30am. Bring your water, sturdy hiking boots, and poles. We will hike to high above Okanagan Lake to the cabin. Meet at trail head at 8:45am. Directions: Clement, Clifton Road, right Rio, turns into Upper Canyon Drive, left Wilden Ridge, first left on Rocky Point, right on Red Sky Pl, first right on Red Sky Court. The trek is Approx. 2.5 hours, moderate with a couple of difficult hills. Bring your lunch to have at the cabin. Call Ed Letkeman at 250-808-7869 for more information.

 

September 28, 2022 KVR Trestles (Remembering Heidi): Meet at PAC 8:30am. This trek is an easy flat trek, about 11 KM. We will go to Trestle 9 where Heidi is resting. Bring your good hiking boots, poles, and water. Meet at 9:20am at trailhead. Directions: take Benvoulin, left on K.L.O., turns into McCulloch, past Field over the bridge, right on Myra Forest Service Road about 1 KM past the bridge across from Layer Cake Mountain. Please pack your lunch as we will have lunch along the KVR. Approx. 2.5 hours. (Cooler up there so bring your jacket) Call Ed Letkeman at 250-808-7869 for more information.