Located about 8KM (5 miles) north east of Penticton, British Columbia. Hiking time round trip- 2.25 to 3 hrs allowing for stops. Round trip roughly 6.4KM (4 miles), elevation gain-188M (614 feet) to the peak, 368M (1202 feet) if the climb back from the south ridge is included. Best time is usually April to October.
Directions: Campbell Mountain is the nearby mountain that is seen looking east from Penticton. Drive east on Reservoir Road which is a winding uphill road. Reservoir Road is located north east of Penticton off the highway to Naramata. At about 2.2KM (1.4 miles) up Reservoir Road there is a road on the right which turns sharply and heads up Campbell Mountain. This road has now been deactivated by a trench dug across it. There is a small area at the start of the road for parking. A trail starts here which will lead to a service road. The service road heads up the mountain and there is a trail a bit to the west of this road which can be taken for a more pleasant hiking trail in the woods. Eventually one will have to get back on the service road and pass through the gate in the fence. This gate is located on the service road at a high point of the fence. Some parts of the mountain are posted private property. The service road goes to the peak. From here one has the option of dropping down to a ridge at the south end of Campbell Mountain which will require a 181M (591 feet) climb back up. This hike close to Penticton provides a good work out and some scenic views. Often deer will be seen some of which seem used to people as a result of living close to the city. The photos below show the trail and provide a bit of description.
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Campbell Mountain Update 2013/05
Campbell Mountain 2009/10