A Visit to Enderby Cliffs
I have been lucky enough to enjoy a few weeks in Vernon as my husband and I transition from Montreal to Vancouver. Having lived away from the Okanagan for 7 years, it is easy to appreciate the community, beautiful surroundings and fantastic weather. (Not to mention the fantastic hospitality of my parents!) We have had no shortage of things to do, but one highlight for me was hiking the Enderby Cliffs yesterday - something I have never done before!
It was a challenging hike, but we (myself, Jon and my mom) were able to reach the top in about 2.5 hours and get down again in 1.5 hours, making the whole hike 4 hours.
This time of year was perfect because of the cool weather, amazing sunshine and a few colourful leaves to add to the charm. Our legs are a little stiff today, but everyone agreed that it was a reasonable and rewarding challange. The views make it all worthwhile!
We found the best information on how to get there was from the Provincial Park Website, and there is a full parking lot, washrooms and hike maps and park info at the base. There is a good spot to take in the views to the south at the 800m / 3km mark, and then even more amazing views to the north at the 1150m / 6.3km mark. That was as far as we made it, but I would do it again in a heartbeat and perhaps try to explore further.
I hope you enjoy the photos and take the time to experience one of the gems of the Okanagan. Happy Hiking!