Trails & Maps of Vernon Area
2 Swan Lake Nature Reserve
EASY, 1.8 km loop
A gentle loop trail located at the southwest end of Swan Lake, preserving and restoring valuable marshland area. A flat trail, open to the skies, offering views of Great Blue Herons, marsh birds, raptors, geese and ducks.
3 BX Creek Delta Trail
EASY, 1.5 km
This meandering trail follows the BX Creek as it heads towards Swan Lake. An easy level walk or cycle on crushed stone, boardwalks and bridges. Experience lush and varied types of vegetation in this Black Cottonwood Riparian ecosystem. Wonderful on a hot day!
4 Cools Pond Park
5 BX Ranch Trail
EASY, with Moderate climb at BX Road entrance, 2.25 km
The BX Ranch Trail is a lovely 2.25 km trail that wraps around the former BX Ranch farmlands, passing Mutrie Dog Park and ending at BX Ranch Dog Park.
9 Polson Park Trails
10 Okanagan Landing Multi-Use Path
12 Canoe Beach Trail
13 Marshall Fields
Marshall Fields features soccer fields, baseball diamonds, tennis courts, basketball hoops and pickle ball courts. Several walking trails encircle the fields and follow Vernon Creek.
Dog owners are required to have control of their dogs at all times. Numerous garbage receptacles for doggie bag deposit.
14 Longacre Trail
EASY TO MODERATE, 1.7 km
Situated parallel to Longacre Drive, the paved trail meanders over gently rolling hills from Apollo Road to Bench Row Road. This is a great all-season, paved, multi-purpose trail. Longacre Trail is an easy to moderate path measuring 1.7 km one way, making it ideal for walking, cycling and even pushing a stroller. Several benches are scattered along the trail allowing hikers to absorb the tranquility and enjoyable scenery.
17 Middleton Mountain Park
EASY, 0.5 km
This neighbourhood park includes an easy level loop trail, parking, tennis courts, beach volleyball court, tot playground, basketball hoop, and a large playing field.
19 Coldstream Creek Road Multi-Use Path
EASY, paved, 3.5 km
Coldstream Creek Road Multi-Use Path is partially on-road and partially on a separated path beside the road. The route follows Coldstream Creek Road, connecting Kidston Road to Kalamalka Road. Great for walking and cycling.
Moderate Vernon Area Trails
These trails have slight elevation gain, may have some short steep sections and uneven surfaces:
3 Rocky Ridge Park Trail
MODERATE, 0.4 km
Located beside Turtle Mountain, Rocky Ridge Park is perched on a basalt knoll offering a magnificent viewpoint.
4 Commonage Trail
MODERATE, with steep climb at Okanagan Avenue entrance, 2.4 km
A 2.4 km gravel trail connecting Okanagan Avenue to Mission Road, suitable for walking and cycling. At Okanagan Avenue the trail starts with a steep climb and switchbacks. The trail is generally level at the top of the hill to Mission Road.
7 Kal Crystal Waters Trail
8 McKergow Meadows: Middleton Mountain
9 Kal Beach Connector: Middleton Mountain
MODERATE, 0.8 km
Beginning at the Kal Beach parking lot, this route heads east, parallel to the rail track. Several steep sections.
10 Creed Loop: Middleton Mountain
12 Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park
13 Kekuli Bay Provincial Park
14 Ellison Provincial Park
Difficult Vernon Area Trails
2 BX Creek Falls and Trail
5 Becker Park
Located in the heart of Vernon, Becker Park contains a new Bike Park and several hiking trails. Situated on a rocky knoll, the trail rises 30 meters to offer a 360 degree view of Vernon. Several steep sections and uneven surfaces. Dirt, gravel, and rock surfaced trails.
8 Farnsworth Nature Reserve: Middleton Mountain
DIFFICULT, steep access but Moderate trails at summit
9 Middleton Mountain Circle Trail
DIFFICULT, 6 km
The Middleton Mountain Circle Trail begins at the Kal Beach Parking Lot and continues to the summit of Middleton Mountain, passing through Middleton Mountain Park, Farnsworth Nature Reserve, McKergow Meadows Natural Area, and returns back to the Kal Beach Parking lot. Sections of the circle trail are on the road through residential neighbourhoods. Total hike is approximately 6 km and takes 2 ½ hours.
10 Middleton Way to Husband Road