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      Skaha Bluffs Park provides a variety of recreation opportunities including hiking, rockclimbing and wildlife viewing while also protecting habitat for a variety of species at risk. World-class climbing opportunities are found at Skaha Bluffs though it is important to note that climbing and further trail development is prohibited in the southern/eastern area for the park (the section of the park that encompasses Gillies Creek).

      The distinctive terrain features of the bluffs along with the Gillies Creek corridor reflect extremely threatened riparian and grassland plant communities. In order to minimize impacts to species and their habitats, this section of the park has a legally binding conservation covenant over it, which restricts further recreational development. BC Parks has sanctioned 3 trails within this section of the park: Ward 1, Rock Oven and Sauerkraut. The original dirt road that follows Gillies Creek eastward is also a sanctioned recreation trail. These trails are multi-use trails, used by both hikers and bikers. As in the rest of the park, dogs must be on leash.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails
      13
      Total Distance
      23.0 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      11.6 miles
      Total Descent
      1.7 miles
      Highest Trailhead
      1.1 miles
      Total Vertical
      4,500 ft
      Reports
      25
      Photos
      126
      Ridden Counter
      334

      Popular Skaha Bluffs Mountain Bike Trails

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      Current Trail Warnings

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      Scenic line *
      Apr 10, 2016 @ 7:40pm
      Apr 10, 2016
      BC Parks has closed access to this.

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      Photos of Skaha Bluffs Mountain Bike

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      trail: Ward1
      39 |
      Aug 6, 2016 @ 7:25am
      Aug 6, 2016
      Ward1, Penticton
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      trail: Ward1
      43 |
      Aug 6, 2016 @ 7:23am
      Aug 6, 2016
      Ward1, Penticton
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      trail: Rock Oven
      44 |
      Jul 30, 2016 @ 4:51pm
      Jul 30, 2016
      Rock Oven, Penticton
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      82 |
      May 16, 2016 @ 6:01pm
      May 16, 2016
      Whips and Chains, Penticton
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      Videos of Skaha Bluffs Mountain Bike

      Penticton's Rock Oven - an Okanagan classic
      trail: Rock Oven
      3:00 | 439 | Jun 21, 2015
      Rock Oven/Ward One
      trail: Rock Oven
      2:10 | 462 | Jul 23, 2012
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      Skaha Bluffs Mountain Bike Routes

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      Rock Oven featured
      8.9 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #631615dldewartrailRock OvenYes I did - the trail descriptions were pretty...
      Aug 26, 2016 @ 6:50pm
      Aug 26, 2016
      user #322687CrapaliertrailRock OvenBC Parks has deemed Shin Skinner and illegal...
      Aug 26, 2016 @ 5:39am
      Aug 26, 2016
      user #322687CrapaliertrailRock OvenHopefully you found the new preferred exit...
      Aug 26, 2016 @ 5:38am
      Aug 26, 2016
      user #18123andrewdrouintrailRock Oven...and as for the bottom part of the Rock Oven...
      Aug 25, 2016 @ 10:44pm
      Aug 25, 2016
      user #18123andrewdrouintrailRock OvenAnyone into doing a 'trail-day' fix-up on that...
      Aug 25, 2016 @ 10:32pm
      Aug 25, 2016
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      Recent Activity

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      user #930313Spiral23addridelogNov 16, 2016 ride log
      Nov 16, 2016 @ 10:02pm
      Nov 16, 2016
      user #1187297PaxxaddridelogNov 13, 2016 ride log
      Nov 13, 2016 @ 5:52pm
      Nov 13, 2016
      user #1148613MechatronistaddridelogNov 12, 2016 ride log
      Nov 12, 2016 @ 10:46pm
      Nov 12, 2016
      user #1144176elbaschidwishlisttrailRock Oven and 1 more
      Oct 22, 2016 @ 1:18pm
      Oct 22, 2016
      user #930313Spiral23addridelogOct 19, 2016 ride log
      Oct 19, 2016 @ 7:22pm
      Oct 19, 2016
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