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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
      12
      Total Distance
      21 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent
      6,895 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,642 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,513 ft
      Reports
      60
      Photos
      132
      Ridden Counter
      556

      Photos of Skaha Bluffs Mountain Bike

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      trail: Rock Oven
      45 |
      May 19, 2017 @ 6:45am
      May 19, 2017
      Rock Oven, My City
      report
      trail: Rock Oven
      51 |
      May 19, 2017 @ 6:45am
      May 19, 2017
      Rock Oven, My City
      report
      trail: Ward1
      80 |
      Aug 6, 2016 @ 7:25am
      Aug 6, 2016
      Ward1, Penticton
      report
      trail: Ward1
      90 |
      Aug 6, 2016 @ 7:23am
      Aug 6, 2016
      Ward1, Penticton
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      Videos of Skaha Bluffs Mountain Bike

      Rock Oven
      trail: Rock Oven
      6:34 | 219 | May 8, 2017
      Penticton's Rock Oven - an Okanagan classic
      trail: Rock Oven
      3:00 | 511 | Jun 21, 2015
      Rock Oven/Ward One
      trail: Rock Oven
      2:10 | 494 | Jul 23, 2012
      Rock Oven April 2017
      trail: Rock Oven
      136 | Apr 22, 2017 , Penticton
      more videos »

      Skaha Bluffs Mountain Bike Routes

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      Rock Oven featured
      9 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1033552averydreportShin SkinnerTree down just south west (downhill) from the...
      Jun 26, 2017 @ 11:11am
      Jun 26, 2017
      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
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      Recent Activity

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