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Pit or flush toilets

There is a Ministry of Forests pit toilet at the lookout.

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Brent Mountain offers wilderness recreation for users with knowledge of the area and good outdoor skills. There are well established hiking trails put in by enthusiasts using the area prior to its designation as a protected area. Some signage remains from the Ministry of Forests and trails are marked by fluorescent markers nailed to trees but many need replacement. More markers are needed, as are signs and maps.

The Shatford Creek Trail is roughly 10 km. It is well marked and easy to follow with an elevation gain of about 720 m to the Sheep Rock alpine area. Sheep Rock is made up of rolling subalpine and alpine meadows and affords panoramic views to the Coast and Monashee Mountains as well as the Okanagan Valley. Allow seven to eight hours return.

The Brent Mountain Trail is roughly 5 km. It is well marked and leads to the summit of Brent Mountain (2,203 m) after an elevation gain of 444 m. It too offers rolling alpine meadows and 360 degree views of the Okanagan Valley and the Coast and Monashee Mountains as well as an unused Forest Service fire lookout. Allow four to five hours return.

For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails. Shortcutting trails destroys plant life and soil structure.


Anyone fishing or angling in British Columbia must have an appropriate licence.

Pets on leash

Pets and domestic animals must be on a leash at all times and are not allowed in beach areas or park buildings. You are responsible for their behaviour and must dispose of their excrement.Backcountry areas are not suitable for dogs or other pets due to wildlife issues and the potential for problems with bears.


Bicycles must keep to trails. Bicycle helmets are mandatory in British Columbia.

For details on e-biking within Brent Mountain Protected Area, see the e-biking section.


Please note that bicycles with electric assist motors (e-bikes) are permitted on signed or designated trails within Brent Mountain Protected Area, provided they meet the definitions and criteria for e-bike use as outlined in the BC Parks cycling guidelines.

Horseback riding

Horseback riding is permitted.


Brent Mountain is open to hunting during the lawful game season. Please check the Hunting & Trapping Regulations Synopsis for more information.

Winter recreation

Though there are no cross-country ski trails in the area, it is close to the Nickel Plate cross-country area. 

The rolling subalpine and alpine terrain offers snowshoeing opportunities but there are no trails or maps. Given the summer hiking times of four to eight hours return and the lack of facilities, snowshoeing in the protected area must be well planned and visitors well prepared with all necessary equipment. 

This is a backcountry area and tobogganing opportunities are limited. Sheep Rock has long been a destination for local snowmobilers. The open terrain provides excellent riding opportunities and breathtaking views of the Okanagan. The fire lookout is a great spot to warm up. Snowmobilers are reminded to take care and avoid damaging vegetation protruding from the snow.