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Explore Summerland: Trout Creek Trestle

July 27, 2015

There is a beautiful trail that you can start from the trestle in trout creek to (somewhere here). It’s a very easy level dirt trail that is an easy walk for the whole family (just be sure to stay on the trail – unless your geocaching, as this area is home to baby cacti).

Trout Creek Trestle, Summerland BC - Okanagan Gals

We traveled on this trail for about an hour before heading back and found it a leisure walk, you can actually walk all the way to Penticton on this trail if you wanted to continue down. This would take about 2.5 hrs. There are no washrooms along the trail and no garbage bins to use. This trail runs along the side of the lake and the mountain so you have a pretty good view once getting going for quite a ways.

After your walk, you can enjoy ice cream or a stroll through the gift shop at Summerland Sweets.

Trout Creek Trestle, Summerland BC - Okanagan Gals

The Trail Scoop:

Trail difficulty: Easy
Garbage bins: One at the trestle
Bathroom facilities: None
Dog Friendly: Yes

Directions to the trestle:

From Summerland: Our standard starting point is Memorial Park. Head down Wharton St towards the round about. Head straight through the round about onto Prairie Vally Rd taking your next right onto Giants Head Rd. Follow this road for quite a while, it’s pretty windy and the road hasn’t been maintained the best. You’ll finally get to a very long straight stretch and at the end of this straight stretch will be a fork in the road. Keep to the your right to stay on Giants Head Rd. Continue on this road until you get to the next street which will one opposite to Giants Head Rd, this street will be Hillborn St and you’ll be turning left and then almost immediately turning right onto Canyon View Rd. Located just down this road is Summerland Sweets (where you can enjoy a delicious ice cream cone after your walk) and just past that, down a slight hill and corner will be the Trestle on your left.

From Highway 97 from Kelowna/Summerland: Turn right onto Arkell Rd (it is the first right turn just coming into Trout Creek), head up the hill, turn your next right after the stop sign onto Gartrell Rd, follow this road up for about a minute then you’ll turn left on Happy Valley Rd, which after a sharp turn to the right will turn into Hillborn St. Head straight until you get to Canyon View Rd and make a left. Located just down this road is Summerland Sweets (where you can enjoy a delicious ice cream cone after your walk) and just past that, down a slight hill and corner will be the Trestle on your left.

From Highway 97 from Penticton: Turn left onto Johnson St (it is the only intersection in Trout Creek), follow this street up and around to the right. Johnson will turn into Fir Ave and then Gartrell Rd. Continue on Gartrell Ave around the bends and up the hill. When it finally starts to straighten out, and you pass Silkscarf Winery, turn left on Happy Valley Rd. This road, after a sharp turn to the right, will turn into Hillborn St. Head straight until you get to Canyon View Rd and make a left. Located just down this road is Summerland Sweets (where you can enjoy a delicious ice cream cone after your walk) and just past that, down a slight hill and corner will be the Trestle on your left.

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