2 miles
Distance
105 ft
Climb
-1,050 ft
Descent
00:15:24
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Ward1 Trail
  • South Okanagan Trail Alliance
    Maintainer

Ward1 Details

  • Riding Area
    Skaha Bluffs
    Penticton, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Ward 1
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    March-December
  • Global Ranking
    #36224 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Ward1 is a single track climb that takes you up takes you on your way to the classic Rock Ovens trail.
On the descent it is fast and flowy. Once the snow clears it is a pleasant place to be, always the greenest area in Penticton. That comes with a price, a mosquito price.
There are those who chose to climb it ...

Access Info

Climb : access from the upper parking lot, there is a well astablished trail head on the north side. It switchbacks up and then heads straight east and up.
Descent : Find the Ward1 trail marker once it finally looks like downhill.

More Stats for Ward1 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -945 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,677 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,624 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,624 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,679 ft
  • Grade max
    -91.221%
  • Grade min
    41.082%
  • Distance climb
    1,876 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    653 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:38
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Status:
on Jul 2, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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
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      Ward1 Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jul 2, 2018 @ 2:25pm
      Jul 2, 2018
      reporter Recent work by PACA, BC Parks, some climbers and trail runners is excellent. Great sight lines and the land slide section looks fully repaired.
      Sep 11, 2017 @ 11:41am
      Sep 11, 2017
      Jun 26, 2017 @ 11:14am
      Jun 26, 2017
      Tree down near the bottom of Ward 1, about 75 m up from the double track
      May 10, 2017 @ 10:33pm
      May 10, 2017
      A few wet spots lefts.
      Aug 6, 2016 @ 7:22am
      Aug 6, 2016
      2/3 down the upper portion of the descent, there is 2 big deadfall. Although, with enough determination, it could be hand-sawed.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 13 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
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      • 192 rides
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      Aug 6, 2016 @ 7:25am
      Aug 6, 2016
      Ward1, Penticton
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      Aug 6, 2016 @ 7:23am
      Aug 6, 2016
      Ward1, Penticton

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