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      BC Parks has rescinded the ban on trail use post-fire.
      Rock Oven is still closed.

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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
      Land Status: Provincial Park
      Land Manager: Ranger Pope
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Jul 6, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      9
      Trails Mountain Bike
      9
      Trails E-Bike
      9
      Trails Hike
      9
      Trails Trail Running
      9
      Total Distance
      15 miles
      Total Descent
      4,703 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,844 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,973 ft
      Reports
      120
      Photos
      164
      Ridden Counter
      1,834

      Popular Skaha Bluffs Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      Past Week
      • 9 rides

      Photos of Skaha Bluffs Mountain Bike

      2 |
      Aug 29, 2022 @ 4:25pm
      Aug 29, 2022
      2 |
      Aug 29, 2022 @ 4:25pm
      Aug 29, 2022
      trail: Ward1
      6 |
      Aug 29, 2022 @ 4:20pm
      Aug 29, 2022
      | 1 comments
      trail: Ward1
      17 |
      Aug 29, 2022 @ 4:20pm
      Aug 29, 2022
      | 1 comments
      trail: Rock Oven
      168 |
      Jun 24, 2020 @ 8:06pm
      Jun 24, 2020
      trail: Rock Oven
      127 |
      Jun 24, 2020 @ 5:30pm
      Jun 24, 2020
      trail: Rock Oven
      2,035 |
      Apr 27, 2014 @ 2:00pm
      Apr 27, 2014
      | 6 comments
      trail: Rock Oven
      1,393 |
      Apr 27, 2014 @ 2:00pm
      Apr 27, 2014

      Videos of Skaha Bluffs Mountain Bike

      Rock Oven
      trail: Rock Oven
      6:34 | 325 | May 8, 2017
      Penticton's Rock Oven - an Okanagan classic
      trail: Rock Oven
      3:00 | 599 | Jun 21, 2015
      Rock Oven/Ward One
      trail: Rock Oven
      2:10 | 520 | Jul 23, 2012
      youtuber Sam I Am | Skaha Bluffs | Penticton

      9:15 | 101 | Apr 18, 2019
      Roadtrip 2019 | Rockoven, Penticton B.C.
      trail: Rock Oven
      11:43 | 437 | Feb 26, 2020 , Penticton
      youtuber Best Mountain Biking in Penticton, BC - Rock Oven
      trail: Rock Oven
      9:55 | 293 | Oct 26, 2019 , Penticton
      youtuber Need a hole in your tire? I've got JUST the...
      trail: Rock Oven
      18:49 | 875 | Aug 13, 2018 , Penticton
      youtuber Enduroing a Day in Penticton | Part 1 | Rock Oven
      trail: Rock Oven
      12:02 | 567 | Jul 3, 2018 , Penticton

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Smythe FSR
      Aug 5, 2022 @ 8:57pm
      Aug 5, 2022
      DryOvergrown vegetation - once you get past...dldewar
      Rock Oven Turnoff
      Jul 14, 2022 @ 11:03pm
      Jul 14, 2022
      Dryplants now 7" high. difficult trail...cdbarber
      Sourkraut
      Jul 6, 2022 @ 8:57pm
      Jul 6, 2022
      DryOver grown in many areas. A few trees downroamnwander
      Ward1
      Jul 6, 2022 @ 8:55pm
      Jul 6, 2022
      Dryroamnwander
      Shin Skinner
      Jun 11, 2022 @ 10:01am
      Jun 11, 2022
      Variable Still feels the same, less traffic since...1partatatime PACA
      Rock Oven
      Jun 11, 2022 @ 10:01am
      Jun 11, 2022
      Ideal Still beaut. No damage from the rains....1partatatime PACA
      Rock Oven Exit (modification)
      Jun 11, 2022 @ 10:01am
      Jun 11, 2022
      Ideal Surprisingly clear and dry.1partatatime PACA
      Gillies FSR
      May 18, 2022 @ 7:03pm
      May 18, 2022
      Ideal BC Parks has opened the trails1partatatime PACA
      Venison
      Jun 22, 2020 @ 6:34am
      Jun 22, 2020
      Dry BC Parks has closed access to this trail.1partatatime PACA

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #3226871partatatimeupdatetrailSourkraut
      Sep 17, 2022 @ 7:00pm
      Sep 17, 2022
      user #3226871partatatimecommenttrailRock Oven
      Aug 31, 2022 @ 5:16am
      Aug 31, 2022
      user #1479859jhillsmtbcommenttrailRock Oven
      Aug 30, 2022 @ 8:26pm
      Aug 30, 2022
      user #1045973vancearmstrongaddphoto in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada and 3 more
      Aug 29, 2022 @ 4:20pm
      Aug 29, 2022
      user #631615dldewaraddreportSmythe FSR
      Aug 5, 2022 @ 8:59pm
      Aug 5, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #3226871partatatimetrailRock OvenThe BC Parks has opened all of its trails...
      Aug 31, 2022 @ 5:18am
      Aug 31, 2022
      user #3226871partatatimetrailRock OvenThey both use the same data.. Unless you have...
      Aug 31, 2022 @ 5:16am
      Aug 31, 2022
      user #1479859jhillsmtbtrailRock OvenWill this trail open again?
      Aug 30, 2022 @ 8:26pm
      Aug 30, 2022
      user #883397BCDragontrailRock OvenWhy is Rock Oven shown as Closed /...
      Sep 24, 2020 @ 8:07pm
      Sep 24, 2020
      user #1609938MichaelBartierreportRock OvenNote on this: ideal conditions from the summit...
      Apr 8, 2020 @ 10:14am
      Apr 8, 2020

      Nearby Areas

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      Wiltse 1 8 4 22.4 km
      Carmi 8 3 14 km
      Fire Mountain5.1 km
      Campbell Mountain 19 175.6 km
      Three Blind Mice 12 46 15 19.3 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike915 miles4,701 ft6 miles1,844 ft
      #41916412021,163
      E-Bike915 miles4,701 ft6 miles1,844 ft
      9937
      Hike915 miles4,701 ft6 miles1,844 ft
      #438119119
      Trail Running915 miles4,701 ft6 miles1,844 ft
      #43911913
      • By keeqan & contributors
      • Admins: NPCCSC, 1partatatime, terrymcw, PACA, 1partatatime
      • #5645 - 13,919 views
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