Approximately 38 KM (23.6 miles) from Penticton, British Columbia. Hiking time round trip- 5 to 6 hrs. Best time is usually July to September.
There is a choice of two routes to Sheep Rock. Both routes have several trail intersections which can be confusing especially on the return. Best note or mark which intersection to take on the way back.
Route 1:Round trip roughly 9KM (5.6 miles), elevation gain-487M (1592 feet).
Route 2:Round trip roughly 11KM (6.8 miles), elevation gain-575M (1882 feet).
Route 1 directions: This trailhead for Sheep Rock is part way on the route to Brent Mountain via Apex Mountain Road. From Penticton drive west on Green Mountain Road. Turn right onto Apex Mountain Road. Drive approximately 4KM (2.5 miles) climbing Apex Mountain Road to a logging road that enters on the right side around the 4KM mark. The logging road may be blocked off part way in especially if the fire risk in the area is high. Turn right onto this logging road, drive 3.7KM (2.3 miles) and turn left onto an intersecting road, heading up. Drive approximately 3KM (1.9 miles) on this road watching for a blue sign on the left marked Brent Mountain Sheep Rock Trailhead. The trail leads down to a creek, crosses the creek and heads up through thick forest. The forest eventually becomes a mix of forest and meadows. See Sheep Rock Route 1: 2010/07 pictures and route 1 GPS data.
Route 2 directions: From Penticton drive west on Green Mountain Road. Turn right onto Apex Mountain Road. Drive approximately
7.84KM (4.8 miles) climbing Apex Mountain Road to a sharp switch back. A gravel logging road starts on the right side part way
through the switch back. Turn right onto this logging road, drive a short distance in to the first fork. Take the right
fork which heads downhill and over a short wooden bridge. There is a large logged out clearing where one can park.
The trail which is unmarked starts on the north side of the road. It leads over to the creek where it goes uphill
beside the creek for much of the way to Sheep Rock.
See Sheep Rock Route 2: 2009/08 pictures and route 2 GPS data.
GPS Data for routes 1 and 2: Right click on link to bring up menu to download (save) file.
Sheep Rock Route 1: 2010/07
Sheep Rock Route 2: 2009/08