Parking facilities at Brash Allan Road are proudly maintained by:
Kaloya Contracting Ltd.
Phone: 250 548-0076
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BC Parks’ ranger staff
Phone: Vernon Office 250 260-3041, in cooperation with the Shuswap Trail Alliance, maintain the Park’s backcountry trails and facilities, and undertake projects to protect its cultural and ecological integrity.
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Enderby Cliffs Provincial Park
- The Shuswap Trail Alliance is hosting the annual Hospice Hike on Sunday, May 3rd 2015. The hike will start at the Brash Allan Road parking area and go up the Tplaqin Trail to the summit. All areas will remain open to the public. For more information please refer to the Shuswap Trail Alliance website at http://www.shuswaptrailalliance.com/events.php
About This ParkThe Enderby Cliffs tower high above the city offering breathtaking views of the Shuswap and the North Okanagan. Hikers atop the cliffs can watch the soaring birds play on the updrafts created by the steep rock face and take a step back in time to the Tertiary age when the cliffs were formed.
Outdoor recreational opportunities including fishing, hiking and nature study are also provided amongst the small stands of old-growth Douglas-fir, the low elevational grasslands and at Reeves Lake.
Special Features: Cliffs, volcanic rock and fossil sites.
Park Size: 2,277 hectares
Caution: Falling rock from the cliff face is very common. Hikers are reminded to stay on designated trails and avoid areas below the cliff face. Use caution on steep sections of trail and where the trail surface is loose. As well keep children under adult supervision where the trail winds atop the cliffs.
The park is open year round with services from April 3 to October 31.
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Turn East onto Mabel Lake Road. Continue for 2km down Mabel Lake Road and take a lefthand turn onto Brash Allen Road heading north. At 1.4 km, Brash Allen road forks – stay right and continue down the unpaved road for 1.6 km until you reach the parking lot. The trail starts at the road intersection and heads east up the gravel path to the base of the trail.
Maps and BrochuresAny maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
- Park Map [PDF 215KB]
Nature and Culture
- History: The protected area was established on April 18, 2001 as part of the Okanagan-Shuswap LRMP process.
- Conservation: Enderby Cliffs Protected Area was established to provide increased representation of transitional biogeoclimatic units in the North Okanagan Highlands and North Thompson Uplands ecosections. The area also conserves prominent rock cliffs of the Tertiary age. Small, scattered stands of old-growth Douglas-fir and larch are found within a variety of successional forests. Sagebrush and rabbit brush occur at uncommonly high elevations.
- Wildlife: The protected area provides key mule deer winter range. It also contains habitat for moose, cougar, bobcat, lynx, marten and grizzly. A variety of birds and bats inhabit the cliffs, including white-throated swifts, golden eagles, grouse, and song birds.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- There is currently no approved valid management plan for this area. Management plans are prepared as soon as practicable, subject to available resources and the ability of key planning partners to participate.
Activities Available at this Park
Enderby Cliffs TrailDirections to the trailhead: The trail is for hiking only; no horses, ATVs or mountain bikes are allowed. The trail is closed from Nov 1 to April 1. Follow Mabel Lake Rd. for about 2km and turn left on Brash-Allen Rd. Follow the road to a white fence. There is a hiker sign here and the trail begins at the end of a laneway to the right. The trailhead is very clearly marked.
Description of the trail: The trail follows the edge of a farmer’s field and then begins to climb though deciduous shrubs and some trees. About 1km along, the trail intersects a skidder road. Here, visitors will find a bench and a large crucifix monument carved by the villagers of Oberammergau, Germany. Hikers are invited to leave flowers. The trail traverses across the slope, switching back and forth offering great views. The trail then climbs very steeply towards the cliffs. After the steep climb, the lower section of the cliffs is reached. The trail winds along through a meadow of alpine flowers to the top of the cliffs. This section of the trail offers many excellent views. In some spots, you can feel the updraft of the wind. The trail ends at the highest point on the cliffs.
Hiking time: 1.5 to 2 hrs each way. Difficulty: strenuous with steep sections