The trail up Blue Nose Mountain is quite steep (and potentially slippery when wet or very dry) but not very long it doesn't take long at all to get to the first peak, and the third peak is close to the first. The second peak is private property. From the Top you get excellent views of the Aberdeen Plateau, Silver Star, Lavington, and the Monashees.
From Lumby, drive west towards Vernon and turn left onto School Road in Lavington. At the end of School Road, you will reach Learmouth Road.
Turn left and follow Learmouth up the hill to a T-junction. Now turn left onto Whitevale Road - Come around a 90 degree corner to the right and Bluenose Mountain is straight ahead. 4 km up the mountain you will come to a cleared area on the left, and you will see a hiking sign near the roadside. Park here and start your hike.
Go into the timber at the top of the clearing, and step over the log barrier. Follow an old track up the hill until you reach the trailhead sign on your right hand side. The trail comes to a junction where the left hand fork leads to the first peak of Bluenose, while the right hand fork leads to the third peak. The second peak of Bluenose is private property, and there are no public trails leading to it. Both peaks offer splendid views of Whitevalley and Lumby. This is an easy 2-hour hike, which covers approximately 5 kilometers. The final altitude is 1199 meters, with a gain of 200 meters. This hike is well suited for beginners.
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