The snowshoe trails at McCulloch all have names beginning with Snow or Snowy (thanks Elsie and Ross), and are shown on the snowshoe map, available around town, in the ski cabins at McCulloch, and on the website.
We do not rent snowshoes. They can be rented from Sports Rent (Custom Ski and Board) and Fresh Air Concept in Kelowna.
Snowshoe trails are flagged with long pieces of orange tape with TRAIL on it. Snowshoe trail signs are (usually) red text on a yellow background; ski trails are green, blue or black, depending on their difficulty, on yellow. Snowshoe signs may be the name of the trail, the words Snowshoe Trail, the words Parking Lot, single arrows, or double arrows. Some trails feature numbers spray-painted on trees; these are not distances, they are trail numbers as shown on the snowshoe map.
The snowshoe trails form four groups from west to east. Note that the trail names are links; click the name and get additional information on that trail.
- The first group features the Snowy Hilton, Snowy Cabin, and Snow Beauty trails.
- The second group features the Snow Vista trail.
- The third group features Snowbound, Snow Business, Snow Goose, Snowy Leon, Snowy Lynx, Snowy P.M., Snowy Valentine, and the western part of Snow View.
- The fourth area features Snowy Memorial and the eastern part of Snow View.
Note that the trail and junction locations on the map are only approximate. If you are uncertain about the trails, consider joining us for one of the guided snowshoe hikes advertised on the website. Or look for the guy with the orange shirt, long underwear and shorts. That's Rick, the snowshoe director and author of this page. Ask him.
Snowshoe trails cross ski trails; please do not damage the set tracks when you cross them; lift your snowshoes over the track. DO NOT WALK ON SKI TRAILS AT ANY OTHER TIME.
As noted above, the snowshoe trails are marked with long pieces of orange tape with TRAIL on it. Blue, yellow, and green tapes are not ours. Clear tapes are our very old tapes; do not trust them. Yellow trail signs showing the name of the trail are placed where the snowshoe trails cross the ski trails, usually on the side you are facing when going out from the main parking lot. The other side usually has a sign simply saying Snowshoe Trail or Parking Lot.
The snowshoe trails provide access to three shelters, the Log Cabin (via Snowy Hilton and Snowy Log, or Snowy Cabin, or Snow Beauty), the Meadow Cabin (via Snow Vista ), and Pym's cabin (at the north end of Snowy P.M.).
If you know the trail you wish to read about, simply click its name below:
Snow Beauty | Snowblind | Snowbound | Snow Business | Snow Business West | Snowy Cabin | Snow Goose | Snowy Hemlock | Snowy Hilton | Snowy Kitten | Snowy Leon | Snowy Log | Snowy Lynx | Snowy Memorial | Snowy Moonlight | Snowy Owl | Snowy P.M. | Snowy Summit | Snowy Valentine | Snow View | Snow Vista | Snowy Way
If you don't know the name of the trail, just browse through the whole list; it's in alphabetical order:
|Total Distance: approximately 80 km
Last update: 2016 12 22