Approximately 7.0 KM (4.4 miles) from Penticton, British Columbia. Hiking time round trip- 3.5 to 4.5 hrs. Round trip roughly 5KM (3.1 miles), elevation gain-585M (1913 feet). Best time is usually May to October.
Thanks to the Pentiction Indian Band for creating these trails on their mountain for non motorized recreational use. Note: Whatever one carries in, carry out.
Directions: From Penticton drive north on highway 97 about 2.3KM (1.4 miles). Turn left off highway 97
onto Sage Mesa Drive. Then turn left onto Pine Hills Drive. A short distance along Pine Hills Drive one will see
a golf course on the left. Watch on the right for an opening in the fence that enters into a small area where one
can park beside the old Kettle Railway path. This opening is a short distance after the gate that opens into a road
on the right hand side. Park here and walk a short distance north along the Kettle Railway path. There will be a service
road visible heading up towards Mt Nkwala just above. Turn left off the Kettle Railway path and get on this road.
Climb up this road watching for a path past the pipe line right of way that starts with an opening in the road bank.
Take this path and follow a series of paths that lead up to the 1st ridge. On the ridge is a main path that heads north
and then intersects into a series of other paths. The trail is very poorly marked, occasional ribbon or pile of rocks.
Follow the main paths that head uphill and note the paths taken for the return trip. The attached GPS readings and
pictures may help.
Note: Even though the trail length seems short it is steep in places and provides a good workout.
GPS Data: Right click on link to bring up menu to download (save) file.
Mount Nkwala 2014/02
Mount Nkwala 2010/06
Mount Nkwala 2009/10
Mount Nkwala 2008/05