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Mount Rose-Swanson

Enderby & Area
Distance: 4-8 km (round trip)
Difficulty: Easier to More Difficult
Duration: 1.5-3+ Hours
Trail Access / Features
Walk / Hike Mountain Biking Horse Trail Snow Shoeing Cross Country Ski View / Lookout

Trail Description:

A lovely variety of forested trail loops, to several smaller summits, and rock bluffs, overlooking the Spallumcheen Valley above Armstrong.

Named after Rose Swanson, the daughter of Catherine and Augustus Shubert, famous Overlanders who homesteaded in the area in 1862. Mt. Swanson is accessed from the trail heading south from the right/west entrance of the parking area, and Mt. Rose is accessed from the trail on the left/east side. The two trails join to make a large loop, with two alternate side loops off each creating options for extended trips. More information available in the Vernon Outdoor Club’s Hiking Guide available at most bookshops. A trail map is posted at the trailhead and each junction.

 

Access:

Heading south on Hwy 97 at Armstrong, take the Pleasant Valley Blvd entrance into town, then take the first right hand turn across the tracks, the second left turn onto Wood Ave and continue up the hill and across the tracks where the road becomes the Salmon River Road. Continue west on Salmon River Road out of Armstrong for about 4 km, Traveling through three right angle turns in the road, before you come to Hallam Rd. Turn left onto Hallam Rd, continuing for approx. 2 km, through two more right hand turns and winding road. As the road heads into the next corner, look for Chamberlain Road heading south on your left. Watch for traffic as you make the sharp turn back onto Chamberlain, continuing south along the now gravel road around another right angle bend for approx. 2 km, staying left at the fork, and looking for the parking area on your left a few hundred metres further on.

NOTE: Equestrian riders, there is limited parking at the trailhead for trailers.

Access Maps: Google Maps

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