Approximately 19 KM (11.8 miles) from Penticton, British Columbia. Biking time round trip- 4 to 4.5 hrs allowing for stops. Round trip roughly 23.4 KM (14.5 miles), elevation gain-12M (39 feet). Best time is usually May to October.
Directions: Note: In late 2011 due to a dispute between a land owner and the provincial government this trail was closed just north of Kaleden. In March 2012 the trail was re-opened with some routing changes at the north side of Kaleden. See 2014-05 pictures for the route changes.
From Penticton drive south to Okanagan Falls. Just after the bridge into Okanagan Falls turn left into the shopping center parking lot. There are parking spaces behind the shopping center which are not far from the start of the trail. At the north end of the apartment complex there is a small park with a sidewalk through it leading to a narrow bridge. This bridge replaced an old Kettle Valley Railway bridge and leads to the KVR rail bed to Penticton. The rail bed follows the shoreline on the west side of Skaha Lake, passing through Kaleden and continues on to Penticton. The section of the Kettle Valley Railway rail bed between Okanagan Falls and Penticton provides a very scenic route along a lake shore. It is an easy bike ride which is mostly level with a few sandy areas. The KVR rail bed enters Penticton through the RV Park at the west side of the Penticton Skaha Lake beach. There is an underpass under highway 97 that can be used to get to the section of the Kettle Valley Railway rail bed that leads to Summerland. The photos below show the route.
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Kettle Valley Railway Okanagan Falls to Penticton, Route Changes North of Kaleden 2014/05
Kettle Valley Railway Okanagan Falls to Penticton, 2010/10