Towering high above the city stand the majestic Enderby Cliffs. According to local legend the ridge, as viewed from south of Enderby, resembles the head of a Neanderthal Man who, in days of yore, guarded the northern gateway to the Okanagan Trench.
A challenging hike promises a terrific view of the Shuswap River and the Okanagan valley, as well as a close look at volcanic rock and fossil sites. The trail is for foot traffic only; no horses, ATV’s, or mountain bikes are allowed.
The trail is user maintained; pack out whatever garbage you bring in. No fires are allowed. Be sure to bring protection from the sun and drinking water.
To find the entrance to the Enderby Cliffs hiking trail, travel east on the Mabel Lake Road for approximately 2 km and turn left on Brash Allen Road. Follow this road as it becomes gravel and curves to the right. At the end of Brash Allen Road, you will find a paved parking lot to your left and a sign marking the trailhead. The trail starts here.
A waycross marks the junction of the trail with the old logging road. The cross was commissioned by Mr. Hirth in keeping with the Bavarian tradition in the Alps, to mark the crossroads where the ways are crossing. The crucifix was carved by villagers of Oberammergau, Germany. You are invited to leave flowers. Mr. Hirth has erected a bench here for travellers to rest and contemplate the beauty of our country.
Note that the trail was realigned in the fall of 2010. As a result, the journey to the top will take slightly longer; it should take 2-3 hours to reach the top.