Approximately 33 KM (21 miles) from Penticton, British Columbia. Hiking time round trip- 4 to 5 hrs allowing for stops. Round trip roughly 6.4 KM (4 miles), elevation gain-346M (1130 feet). Best time is usually June to September.
Directions: Mount Eneas is the remains of an ancient volcano. The hiking trail is located north of Summerland off the Garnet Valley Road. From Penticton drive north on Highway 97 to Summerland and turn left (west) onto Jones Flat Road. Follow Jones Flat Road and turn right onto Garnet Valley Road heading north. The following distances are measured from the intersection of Jones Flat Road and Garnet Valley Road. The drive along Garnet Valley Road is quite scenic. After roughly 7.4 KM (4.6 miles) Garnet Valley Road turns to gravel. The road goes by Garnet Lake and at about 11.3 KM (7 miles) the road forks to the right by a farm gate. Stay right and at about 12.7 KM (7.9 miles) there is another fork. Take the right fork. At the next fork again go right. See photographs below. After a short distance from the last fork the road will pass a Gas Line Substation. About 14.2 KM (8.8 miles) in a clearing a trail crossing the road will be seen. The trail on the right heading south goes to Mount Eneas. One can park in the clearing off the road. See the photograph of the clearing below. There are good views of Okanagan Lake and Garnet Valley from the trail. The view from Mount Eneas is restricted as it is a heavily treed flat area . However one can get some good views of Okanagan Lake by going to the edge of the treed area. There is trail from the peak of Mount Eneas heading south. This trail may go to the next mountain to the south?? The photos below show the route.
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Mount Eneas 2011/08