Summerland – Giants Head Mountain Park
Drive or hike up this mountain in Summerland.
Look for more details below. ..but first the flowers as found on Giants Head in Summerland! (Click on the flower to see the high resolution image.
Trail Length: 2 km
Surface Type: Paved (except the last little bit to the very top)
The trailhead is located at the base of Giant Head Mountain, found off the southern side of Milne Road. From Highway 97 turn west onto Prairie Road, left on Giants Head Road and then right onto Milne Road. Take the 3 km road up to the designated lot at the top of Giants Head Mountain park and start your hike.
Once at the top there is a network of trail to explore providing panoramic views of the town of Summerland and the Okanagan Valley. This area offers picnic tables, look outs, washrooms and a gazebo.
I was visiting a friend in Penticton, she and her boyfriend had wanted to take us up this mountain. Little did I know how high it was. I have a fear of heights so we started up this trail driving, and it kept going up and up and up at which point I can honestly say I started to panic and my husband asked if we should turn around. I said there is no place to turn around and go back down again. So I had to sit in the car and have this panic attack until we got to the top. All I have to say for those who do not like heights don’t go up there.
Conquer your fear just hike much better.