3.5 miles
Distance
849 ft
Climb
-2,111 ft
Descent
01:05:45
Avg time

Rock Oven Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Mar-Nov
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #467
  • Year Opened
    2014

Singletrack with slickrock and hardpack. Some technical portions and steep climbs. Amazing views of Skaha Lake

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Rock Oven mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,262 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,369 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,973 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,631 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,369 ft
  • Grade
    -6.813%
  • Grade max
    -65.47%
  • Grade min
    32.581%
  • Distance climb
    1.3 miles
  • Distance down
    2.1 miles
  • Distance flat
    933 ft
  • Avg time
    01:05:45
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Status:
on Jul 30, 2016
Very Dry
Avg: 4.9 (11 votes)

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Rock Oven Trail Reports

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Jul 30, 2016 @ 9:00am
Jul 30, 2016
Start of climb still has elbow rubbing shrubbery, erosion has created some technical climbs, but its beginning to blend back into last years...
Jul 18, 2016 @ 2:51pm
Jul 18, 2016
reporter Variable summer weather is keeping portions of the trail wet. Singletrack portions of climb are becoming overgrown. Significant spring...
Jun 16, 2016 @ 9:32pm
Jun 16, 2016
staring to become very dry and dusty
Apr 12, 2016 @ 5:45pm
Apr 12, 2016
great shape
Apr 10, 2016 @ 7:40pm
Apr 10, 2016
Still dry as Hades up top. Then near the bottom/exit the moisture is funneled and some of the off camber rocks are still wet. And then there is...
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Rock Oven, Penticton
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Oct 17, 2015 @ 11:20pm
Oct 17, 2015
Rock Oven, Penticton

Routes with this trail

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Rock Oven featured
8.9 miles

6 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag dldewar (Aug 25, 2016 at 22:04)
 Hey, xc/am rider visiting from Prince George. Description is great. Great hard uphills, two great view points, technical but not to scary downhills which are a mix of bare rock, soil and rubble. Never felt out of control on my tallboy 2, although I really would recommend a dropper. Kudos to the trail builder. The only input for us newbies is that its rather confusing near the bottom as to where to go, Additionally, there are a few trails that branch off of the main trail on the way up (although if you follow the rule of taking the hardest trail going up you will be fine).

Awesome trail - loved it!
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flag Crapalier PACA (Aug 26, 2016 at 5:38)
 Hopefully you found the new preferred exit (under the power lines) that doesn't use the driveway but instead flows into a jungle gully.
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flag dldewar (Aug 26, 2016 at 18:50)
 Yes I did - the trail descriptions were pretty clear on what to do. I took one wrong turn about 1/3 the way down and ended up at sone sort of look off - concrete foundation - turned around and went the right way. Also almost ran over a few triathletes at the bottom on the road.
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flag andrewdrouin (Aug 25, 2016 at 22:32)
 Anyone into doing a 'trail-day' fix-up on that initial climb after the pond? Was speaking with a friend about a brush-out or minor reroute just this evening.

Am thinking that two weekends from now, say, the 3rd or 4th of Sept. will be cooler, which is always nice. Connect with me via the PM function of this site or call 250.486.2443

Andrew

www.SouthOkanaganTrailAlliance.com
www.SweetSingletrack.ca
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flag andrewdrouin (Aug 25, 2016 at 22:44)
 ...and as for the bottom part of the Rock Oven trail and it's lack of markings -- The trail begins in Skaha Prov. Park, it very soon (sign-in book or so) transitions into general Crown land, passes through a block of Nature Trust Conservancy property, back into Crown, then into several different sections of stacked private property...

All in one short ride.

So... The alternate ascent that you saw to your right, just after the pond, and just after the right-hand junction down WARD1, was likely the bottom of Shin Skinner. It winds around the outside of the height of land and reconnects with the Rock Oven trail. It's a great new alternative - with some killer vistas and weird / great / 'All-Mountain" terrain.

Andrew
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flag Crapalier PACA (Aug 26, 2016 at 5:39)
 BC Parks has deemed Shin Skinner and illegal trail and requested it removed from mapping.
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