26.7 miles
Distance
2,924 ft
Climb
-195 ft
Descent
02:45:32
Avg time

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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Horse
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Dirtbike/Moto
    • Observed Trials
    • ATV/ORV/OHV
  • Riding Area
    Penticton
    , British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Rail Trail
  • Bike Type
    XC, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #55569 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #80105 in Hiking
    • #52 in Dirtbiking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Dirtbiking
    • 5 in ATVing/Offroading
    • 5 in Horseback
    • 5 in Observed Trials

You can also explore this trail with a GPS-guided FREE audio tour from Discover Naramata that will share interesting facts on the Kettle Valley Railway, history of the building of the trail including the newly restored Adra Tunnel as well as learning about local wildlife. Visit www.discovernaramata.com for more info. There are 3 different audio tour biking segments along the KVR including one tour that is available in 6 languages.


Some say that the Okanagan Lake shoreline at Penticton looks like southern California with is beachfront bistros, sandy beach, blue water and surrounding sun-drenched hills. Penticton is the start of the Kettle Valley Railway’s Carmi subdivision, one of six KVR subdivisions that now provide wonderful trail experiences.

From the benchlands on the east side Okanagan Lake, the trail offers up incredible views of the lake and nearby communities. And then there are the wineries...so many wineries You can walk or cycle to many of them.

At Little Tunnel you will be compelled to stop and take in the views. You must take a camera! Benches have been provided for you to rest and perhaps enjoy a snack or lunch.

Above Little Tunnel the trail gradually ascends the slopes of Okanagan Mountain. A popular access point is the Glenfir Station. From here a further 8 km ride or hike will bring you to the Adra Tunnel. Although closed to through passage, you can visit either end of the tunnel. At 490 meters in length, this is the longest tunnel on the KVR.

A curiosity along this higher part of the trail are the rock ovens. The work crews who built the KVR many years ago constructed dome-shaped ovens from local rock, in which they baked their bread. Many of the ovens have been restored.

Beyond the Adra Tunnel the trail continues into the interior of British Columbia.




*** Trail section south of Little Tunnel is NON MOTORIZED, No bypass trail you must be street legal and take the main road until Summerland***

More Stats for KVR/TCT - Penticton to Chute Lake/Highlands Trail multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    2,728 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,166 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,895 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,166 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,894 ft
  • Grade
    1.9%
  • Grade max
    -16.3%
  • Grade min
    36.9%
  • Distance climb
    24 miles
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    02:45:32
  • Avg reverse time
    02:33:52
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      KVR/TCT -... Trail Reports

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      Mar 4, 2021 @ 11:50am
      Mar 4, 2021
      Sep 3, 2020 @ 10:26am
      Sep 3, 2020
      Some sand sections between Adra & lower hairpin, wide rubber is a plus.
      Jun 19, 2020 @ 1:50pm
      Jun 19, 2020
      Trail in good condition. Some sand and rocks down from Adra tunnel to the hairpin. Great views
      Jun 6, 2020 @ 8:07am
      Jun 6, 2020
      Great shape all the way to Chute Lake.
      Mar 19, 2020 @ 10:50am
      Mar 19, 2020
      Trail bare & dry to Little Tunnel, significant snow patches starting at mile marker 121 (a mile N of tunnel)
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