32.9 miles
Distance
3,771 ft
Climb
-907 ft
Descent
4,042 ft
High Point

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    White
  • Trail type
    Rail Trail
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Global Ranking

Some say that the Okanagan Lake shoreline at Penticton looks like southern California with is beachfront bistros, sandy beach, blue water and surrounding sun-drenched hills. Penticton is the start of the Kettle Valley Railway’s Carmi subdivision, one of six KVR subdivisions that now provide wonderful trail experiences.

From the benchlands on the east side Okanagan Lake, the trail offers up incredible views of the lake and nearby communities. And then there are the wineries...so many wineries! You can walk or cycle to many of them.

At Little Tunnel you will be compelled to stop and take in the views. You must take a camera! Benches have been provided for you to rest and perhaps enjoy a snack or lunch.

Above Little Tunnel the trail gradually ascends the slopes of Okanagan Mountain. A popular access point is the Glenfir Station. From here a further 8 km ride or hike will bring you to the Adra Tunnel. Although closed to through passage, you can visit either end of the tunnel. At 490 meters in length, this is the longest tunnel on the KVR.

A curiosity along this higher part of the trail are the rock ovens. The work crews who built the KVR many years ago constructed dome-shaped ovens from local rock, in which they baked their bread. Many of the ovens have been restored.

Beyond the Adra Tunnel the trail continues into the interior of British Columbia.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for KVR - Penticton to Kelowna mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,864 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,127 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,127 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,990 ft
  • Grade
    1.649%
  • Grade max
    -87.321%
  • Grade min
    75.361%
  • Distance climb
    25.8 miles
  • Distance down
    5.2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.8 miles
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on Sep 30, 2016
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KVR - Penticton... Trail Reports

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Sep 30, 2016 @ 9:27am
Sep 30, 2016
Jul 6, 2016 @ 10:22am
Jul 6, 2016
A lot of sand which makes for a good workout
Jun 5, 2016 @ 11:12pm
Jun 5, 2016
Best condition it's been in a long time. Very few areas that were sketchy. A handful of big water pools currently that need to be ridden through....
Feb 23, 2016 @ 8:15pm
Feb 23, 2016
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Singletrack 6 2015 Stage 6 Three Blind Mice race
25.1 miles
2016 TransBC Day 2 - MICE (GPX) race
26.5 miles
Penticton To Little Tunnel
13.9 miles
2016 Challenge Penticton XTRI Course race
16.3 miles

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