8.9 miles
Distance
2,465 ft
Climb
-2,465 ft
Descent
2,973 ft
High Point

The trail does leave BC Parks area and crosses private property on the exit. If you happen upon a land owner, pleasant gratitude goes a long way.

A popular ride that can be as epic as you want. Stop and take photos from the several wicked view points or just hammer up and down.

Parking at the bottom of Smythe Road keeps the ride from ending on a wicked road climb.
Once you arrive at the parking lot, you can follow the 'Route' via Ward1 and carry that up to the 2-track climb. From there the signage will take you on your way. Alternately, you can take the Yellow Gate (NOT at Painted Rock Winery) at creek crossing just a hair below the parking lot and follow that 2-track all the way. The Ward1 route will Tee into this route.

After your descent through the rocks, you will pass through trees, grass and depending on season, a bit of a swamp. You will find yourself under the powerlines. Descend the rocky road until it sweeps left, take the singletrack on the right for about 100ft and take the next right. Flow this trail down to the road. There may be a point where a trail goes straight through, but you will need to take a hard left to stay on the gulley descent. Good luck, if you get lost head to the lake Wink

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Trails in Route

Ward12.0 miles
Smythe FSR1.1 miles
Climb Trail1.8 miles
Rock Oven Turnoff4,495 ft
Rock Oven3.6 miles
Rock Oven Exit (modification)2,211 ft

Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Rock Oven mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,119 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,149 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,149 ft
  • Grade max
    -79.025%
  • Grade min
    40.84%
  • Distance climb
    5.0 miles
  • Distance down
    3.3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,595 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Penticton's Rock Oven - an Okanagan classic
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Jun 21, 2015
Starts at a lake and ends at a lake with a boatload of climbing, tech and views. Classic trail With @Sharonb

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Rock Oven
May 19, 2017 @ 6:45am
May 19, 2017
Ward1
May 10, 2017 @ 10:33pm
May 10, 2017
A few wet spots lefts.
Climb Trail
May 10, 2017 @ 10:33pm
May 10, 2017
Only a couple of wet spots left.
Rock Oven Turnoff
May 10, 2017 @ 10:33pm
May 10, 2017
Only a few wet spots.
Rock Oven Exit (modification)
Apr 9, 2017 @ 6:50pm
Apr 9, 2017
Very wet and muddy. Should be left for another couple weeks.
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