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  • Snow Packed
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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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      Caution on Nov 4, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,493
      State Ranking
      #143
      Trails (view details)
      8
      Trails Mountain Bike
      8
      Trails Hike
      8
      Trails Trail Running
      8
      Total Distance
      11 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent
      4,695 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,844 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,973 ft
      Reports
      71
      Photos
      148
      Ridden Counter
      823

      Popular Skaha Bluffs Mountain Biking Trails

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      Recent Trail Reports

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Shin Skinner
      Nov 4, 2018 @ 9:34am
      Nov 4, 2018
      Slippery when wet ! (no shit)
      Venison
      Apr 10, 2016 @ 7:40pm
      Apr 10, 2016
      BC Parks has closed access to this.

      Photos of Skaha Bluffs Mountain Bike

      trail: Rock Oven
      14 |
      Nov 26, 2018 @ 11:23pm
      Nov 26, 2018
      Rock Oven, Penticton
      trail: Rock Oven
      16 |
      Nov 26, 2018 @ 11:20pm
      Nov 26, 2018
      Rock Oven, Kelowna
      trail: Rock Oven
      1,737 |
      Apr 27, 2014 @ 2:00pm
      Apr 27, 2014
      | 6 comments Rock Oven, Penticton
      trail: Rock Oven
      1,148 |
      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 | 278 | May 8, 2017
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      trail: Rock Oven
      3:00 | 549 | Jun 21, 2015
      Rock Oven/Ward One
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      2:10 | 509 | Jul 23, 2012
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      Skaha Bluffs Mountain Bike Routes

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      Rock Oven featured
      9 miles
      Climb Trail
      2 miles

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1157608bkxctrailRock OvenWow, what a great trail. Really techy and...
      Jul 29, 2018 @ 8:44pm
      Jul 29, 2018
      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
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      Recent Activity

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1568388Stella1971addridelogJan 4, 2019 ride log
      Jan 4, 2019 @ 2:05pm
      Jan 4, 2019
      user #833472franklinwmaddridelogDec 22, 2018 ride log
      Dec 22, 2018 @ 3:31pm
      Dec 22, 2018
      user #1006759camrun75addridelogDec 21, 2018 ride log
      Dec 21, 2018 @ 1:58pm
      Dec 21, 2018
      user #155360egshaneaddridelogDec 19, 2018 ride log
      Dec 19, 2018 @ 3:22pm
      Dec 19, 2018
      user #667871AntonHsuaddphotoAnton Hsu and Simon Astle at Rock Oven in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada and 1 more
      Nov 26, 2018 @ 11:20pm
      Nov 26, 2018
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