Located about 27.5KM (17.1 miles) south of Penticton, British Columbia. Hiking time round trip- 4 to 5 hrs allowing for stops. Round trip roughly 6.4KM (4 miles), elevation gain-379M (1240 feet) to the peak. Best time is usually May to October.
Directions: Drive to Vaseux Lake which is approximately 27.5KM (17.1 miles) south of Penticton on highway 97. Watch for McIntyre Creek Road which will be on the left (east) of Highway 97 beside Vaseux Lake. Turn left (east) on to McIntyre Creek Road. Drive roughly 2.2KM (1.4 miles). On the right (south) there will be a gate with a Nature Trust sign on the fence. See photograph eagle bluff-3-2013-05. There is a small area near the gate where one can park a vehicle off the road. The gate can be opened to get through the fence but be sure to close it securely before proceeding on. As usual what one carries in, is carried out. Understand this is a relatively new route to Eagle Bluff. Part of the original route was lost when some public land was sold. Unfortunately governments often do not have the foresight to ensure continued access to hiking trails and other recreational facilities on public land now behind newly created private land. Lobbying by the local hiking clubs finally got this access created to Eagle Bluff. Try to stay on the trail as much as possible which can be difficult as the trail often disappears in the grass. The trail heads south across a grassy meadow, crosses a creek in a ravine and starts to climb. Watch for small rock piles used as trail markers. A GPS is very useful. It is a very scenic hike providing great views of Vaseux Lake, McIntyre Bluff and the surrounding area. It is not unusual to see mountain sheep. The photos below taken over a couple of weekends show the trail and provide a bit of description.
GPS Data: Right click on link to bring up menu to download (save) file.
Eagle Bluff Trail 2013/05