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Munson Mountain

Famous for its iconic PENTICTON sign, Munson Mountain is a favourite hike known for its breathtaking scenery and photo opportunities. ...

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Famous for its iconic PENTICTON sign, Munson Mountain is a favourite hike known for its breathtaking scenery and photo opportunities.

Start from the parking lot at the base of the mountain and follow the trail to the summit, which offers panoramic views above Penticton, Okanagan Lake and beyond.

The trail is short – approximately 1 km round trip – and suitable for all ages.

During your climb, check out the Sunset Markers, “Pen-Henge.” These are small stones that are aligned to show the position of the sun setting over the west horizon at Winter/Summer Solstice and Spring/Fall Equinox.

Munson Mountain was officially recognized in 2016 as being one of Canada’s Historic Places. The PENTICTON sign, which was constructed in 1937, is visible from across Okanagan Lake and continues to be a source of civic pride.

Location

The access road to Munson Mountain is located off Middle Bench Road North. Turn onto Munson Mountain Road to access the parking area.

Features/Amenities
  • Trails (both paved and gravel)
  • Parking
  • Benches / Scenic lookout
  • “Pen-Henge”
  • Gazebo