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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
      Region Details
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,727
      State Ranking
      #154
      Trails
      12
      Total Distance
      21 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent
      6,873 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,642 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,513 ft
      Reports
      66
      Photos
      144
      Ridden Counter
      635

      Photos of Skaha Bluffs Mountain Bike

      trail: Gillies FSR
      6 |
      Apr 22, 2018 @ 8:08am
      Apr 22, 2018
      Gillies FSR, Richmond
      trail: Gillies FSR
      5 |
      Apr 22, 2018 @ 8:08am
      Apr 22, 2018
      Gillies FSR, Richmond
      trail: Rock Oven
      1,686 |
      Apr 27, 2014 @ 2:00pm
      Apr 27, 2014
      | 6 comments Rock Oven, Penticton
      trail: Rock Oven
      1,109 |
      Apr 27, 2014 @ 2:00pm
      Apr 27, 2014
      Rock Oven, Penticton
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      Videos of Skaha Bluffs Mountain Bike

      Rock Oven
      trail: Rock Oven
      6:34 | 267 | May 8, 2017
      Penticton's Rock Oven - an Okanagan classic
      trail: Rock Oven
      3:00 | 534 | Jun 21, 2015
      Rock Oven/Ward One
      trail: Rock Oven
      2:10 | 505 | Jul 23, 2012
      Rock Oven Skaha Bluffs Penticton
      trail: Rock Oven
      11:31 | 78 | Apr 10, 2018 , Penticton
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      Skaha Bluffs Mountain Bike Routes

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      Rock Oven featured
      9 miles

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #322687CrapalierreportRock OvenShitty luck dude, but thanks for the trail...
      May 4, 2018 @ 6:32pm
      May 4, 2018
      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
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1532054trailsetteraddridelogJun 17, 2018 ride log
      Jun 17, 2018 @ 2:45pm
      12 hours
      user #930313Spiral23addridelogJun 16, 2018 ride log
      Jun 16, 2018 @ 3:32pm
      1 days
      user #1187297PaxxaddridelogJun 16, 2018 ride log
      Jun 16, 2018 @ 1:24pm
      2 days
      user #589009scottaraaddridelogJun 12, 2018 ride log
      Jun 12, 2018 @ 7:59pm
      Jun 12, 2018
      user #589009scottaraaddridelogJun 10, 2018 ride log
      Jun 10, 2018 @ 8:25pm
      Jun 10, 2018
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