After parking on Philpott Road right where it meets Highway 33, we decided to hike down to Mile Zero of the High Rim Trail. You can see the sign for the Mission Creek Trail about 100 meters prior to Philpott Road if you are driving from Kelowna.
There is also a High Rim Trail Head sign right at the Philpot Road parking area that shows which way to take for Cardinal Creek Trail and Mission Creek Trail. Mission Creek Hiking Trail is only 1000 meters of hiking to get down to Mile Zero situated right on Mission Creek.
From Mile Zero, you can travel up or down Mission Creek via the trails along the riverbank. I have yet to discover which way the Mission Creek Falls are and will let you know soon! If you know, please post a comment on my blog or send me an email via the contact tab above.
The beautiful cedar trees, mossy ground, risk of surprising a black bear to keep you on edge as you stroll along the meandering trails along the banks of the historic Mission Creek make this hike one that begs to be taken.
The fact that it is within a short drive from Kelowna, a very short 1000 meter walk to mile zero and the lack of bikes, joggers, and other hikers zooming by you every few yards makes this hike even more appealing!