4 miles
Distance
849 ft
Climb
-2,111 ft
Descent
01:11:29
Avg time

Rock Oven Details

  • Riding Area
    Skaha Bluffs
    Penticton, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Mar-Nov
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #8879 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2014

Singletrack with slickrock and hardpack. Some technical portions and steep climbs. Amazing views of Skaha Lake

More Stats for Rock Oven bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,262 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,369 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,973 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,631 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,369 ft
  • Grade
    -6.813%
  • Grade max
    -65.47%
  • Grade min
    32.581%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    933 ft
  • Avg time
    01:11:29
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:23
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Status:
on Nov 4, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.6 (13 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to rock-oven trailhead (49.430580, -119.546700)
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Rock Oven Trail Reports

datedescription
Nov 4, 2018 @ 9:34am
Nov 4, 2018
reporter Hero dirt today, just post rain. Rock with lichen were a tad* greasy. * Kashima coated rocks.
Sep 23, 2018 @ 9:59am
Sep 23, 2018
Aug 29, 2018 @ 12:12pm
Aug 29, 2018
Impressive elevation gains. And losses.
Aug 16, 2018 @ 2:46pm
Aug 16, 2018
Great trail we really enjoyed it. Some good climbing and great descending. Great gnar but without ever getting into double black swallow your fear.
May 25, 2018 @ 10:22pm
May 25, 2018
Should've read the May 4 report before tackling this today.....oh well, here's an update. Critical info: Picture is (I presume) of the femur...
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Nov 26, 2018 @ 11:23pm
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Rock Oven, Penticton
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Rock Oven, Kelowna
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Apr 27, 2014 @ 2:00pm
Apr 27, 2014
| 6 comments Rock Oven, Penticton
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Apr 27, 2014 @ 2:00pm
Apr 27, 2014
Rock Oven, Penticton

Routes with this trail

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Rock Oven featured
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7 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag dldewar Plus (Aug 25, 2016 at 22:04)
 Hey, xc/am rider visiting from Prince George. Description is great. Great hard uphills, two great view points, technical but not to scary downhills which are a mix of bare rock, soil and rubble. Never felt out of control on my tallboy 2, although I really would recommend a dropper. Kudos to the trail builder. The only input for us newbies is that its rather confusing near the bottom as to where to go, Additionally, there are a few trails that branch off of the main trail on the way up (although if you follow the rule of taking the hardest trail going up you will be fine).

Awesome trail - loved it!
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  • + 2
flag Crapalier PACA (Aug 26, 2016 at 5:38)
 Hopefully you found the new preferred exit (under the power lines) that doesn't use the driveway but instead flows into a jungle gully.
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flag dldewar Plus (Aug 26, 2016 at 18:50)
 Yes I did - the trail descriptions were pretty clear on what to do. I took one wrong turn about 1/3 the way down and ended up at sone sort of look off - concrete foundation - turned around and went the right way. Also almost ran over a few triathletes at the bottom on the road.
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  • + 1
flag andrewdrouin (Aug 25, 2016 at 22:32)
 Anyone into doing a 'trail-day' fix-up on that initial climb after the pond? Was speaking with a friend about a brush-out or minor reroute just this evening.

Am thinking that two weekends from now, say, the 3rd or 4th of Sept. will be cooler, which is always nice. Connect with me via the PM function of this site or call 250.486.2443

Andrew

www.SouthOkanaganTrailAlliance.com
www.SweetSingletrack.ca
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  • + 1
flag andrewdrouin (Aug 25, 2016 at 22:44)
 ...and as for the bottom part of the Rock Oven trail and it's lack of markings -- The trail begins in Skaha Prov. Park, it very soon (sign-in book or so) transitions into general Crown land, passes through a block of Nature Trust Conservancy property, back into Crown, then into several different sections of stacked private property...

All in one short ride.

So... The alternate ascent that you saw to your right, just after the pond, and just after the right-hand junction down WARD1, was likely the bottom of Shin Skinner. It winds around the outside of the height of land and reconnects with the Rock Oven trail. It's a great new alternative - with some killer vistas and weird / great / 'All-Mountain" terrain.

Andrew
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  • + 1
flag Crapalier PACA (Aug 26, 2016 at 5:39)
 BC Parks has deemed Shin Skinner and illegal trail and requested it removed from mapping.
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  • + 1
flag bkxc (Jul 29, 2018 at 20:44)
 Wow, what a great trail. Really techy and loose, pushing my comfort zone. Hot day, great views, great trail.
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