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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1 Review & Comments

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flag Crimptacular (Jul 3, 2017 at 11:33)
 This is a must-ride loop for those who want to fully enjoy stellar views and an epic descent...and some grinder climbs ????
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  • Featured
  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    10
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 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,595 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Rock Oven
Sep 23, 2018 @ 9:59am
Sep 23, 2018
Rock Oven Turnoff
Sep 23, 2018 @ 9:59am
Sep 23, 2018
Smythe FSR
Aug 29, 2018 @ 12:12pm
Aug 29, 2018
Rock Oven Exit (modification)
Aug 29, 2018 @ 12:12pm
Aug 29, 2018
Mostly dry, a little iffy around the mudslidey bit near the bottom but perfectly navigable.
Ward1
Jul 2, 2018 @ 2:25pm
Jul 2, 2018
Recent work by PACA, BC Parks, some climbers and trail runners is excellent. Great sight lines and the land slide section looks fully repaired. reporter
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