Hiker spots over 100 deer on Black Mountain in Kelowna!

I spoke to a fellow hiker who spotted over 100 deer on Black Mountain last weekend. He also said there was no snow to be seen in the trees! Wow, spring is already here. So for a great day hike with ample opportunity to view lots of wildlife and deer, check out Black Mountain. Just […]

Written By Clayton Kessler

On March 2, 2010
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I spoke to a fellow hiker who spotted over 100 deer on Black Mountain last weekend. He also said there was no snow to be seen in the trees! Wow, spring is already here. So for a great day hike with ample opportunity to view lots of wildlife and deer, check out Black Mountain. Just take highway 33 from Kelowna and park near Pyman Road on your left. Get more details and pictures here https://tracksandtrails.ca/2009/05/black-mountain-hiking-trails-aka-black-night-mountain/

3 Comments

  1. springskier

    do you know the approximate elevation of the tree line. is the snowline well above the tree line as of March? any ski touring possible in that area or just hiking?

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  2. Clayton

    The report that I had for snow on Black Knight Mountain is that there was none! If there was enough snow on Black Mountain it would be very nice for some ski touring.

    I think other areas at the same elevation will have some snow. I am heading out for some winter camping and will be at 1750 m this Sunday and will confirm if the KVR area around Gillard FSR is any better.

    I think if you try the High Rim Trail at any of it several trail heads (Philpott Rd, Beaver lake Road, Postil Lake Road) you would find some nice snow for cross country skiing.

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  3. Fred

    I spotted probably at least 50-100 deer in Westbank last week. You park at the little parking pull off area on the highway just past Grohmans Mill (look for the green wooden garbage bins). Hike up to the gas pipeline and follow the pipeline west for about 10minutes. There is a marked trail going to the right up the mountain into where the fire was last year. There are deer EVERYWHERE!

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