The section of track from the Summerland south to Trout Creek has been recreated and has a replica KVR passenger train that runs in the summer months. Past Trout Creek the KVR trail runs on top of clay cliffs overlooking Okanagan Lake, before dipping down into the city of Penticton.
Leaving Vancouver Place (at the northeast edge of Penticton) toward Naramata expect to pass over Andrew McCulloch trestle with some beautiful views of the Okanagan Valley. Between these two communities there are nine little wineries and vineyards to take in along the way.
Penticton can be used as a hub to access three direction of the Kettle Valley Rail trail. To get to Summerland from Penticton using this trail, park on Green Mountain Road west of Highway 97 just after crossing the Okanagan River Channel. Follow the Channel Pathway north to where this trail transects the KVR. An old bridge over the channel, which is now removed, makes this location quite distinct. At this point turn west which will take you to Summerland. Traveling south will take you to Kaleden.
While in Pentiction, to travel to Naramata via the KVR trail, turn onto Westminster Ave off Highway 97 and continue through town up Vancouver Ave and turn left onto Vancouver Place. Starting your hike from Naramata the best place to park your vehicle is at the junction of Smethurst Road and the KVR off Naramata Road.
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Posted By: kidsngym
- Tue Jun 10 05:50:38 UTC 2008
QuestionI am looking at ride length and time to complete. I am assuming that the time to complete is if you are hiking not biking, since the activity is listed as hiking,mountain biking. Does anyone have approximate time to ride one way Summerland to Okanagan Falls?ANSWERS are in this forum: mountain biking kettle valley from summerland to okanagan falls