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Rock fall closes popular hiking trail in Kelowna

This rock slide has closed Paul's Tomb trail in Knox Mountain Park until further notice.
Image Credit: City of Kelowna
January 19, 2016 - 3:18 PM

KELOWNA - A geotechnical expert is examining the area after a rock fall closed a popular hiking trail in Knox Mountain Park.

The trail will be temporily closed until the assessment is complete and crews can clear the debris from several large rocks, the City of Kelowna says in a press release.

Park users are asked to avoid using Paul’s Tomb Trail between Ogopogo Trail and the beach at the end of the trail.

Signs announcing the temporary closure have been posted at both ends of Paul’s Tomb Trail explaining the closure. All other trails in Knox Mountain Park are available for use.

Knox Mountain Park is Kelowna’s premier natural park. Rising some 300 metres above Okanagan Lake, it is Kelowna’s largest natural area at 310 hectares, fronted by 1,400 metres of shoreline and containing several different ecosystems within the rise from lakeshore to mountaintop.

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