Mountain Biking in the Okanagan & Similkameen, BC

Mountain Biking in British Columbia

Mountain Biking in the Okanagan Similkameen

The Okanagan Valley & Similkameen area of British Columbia has everything a mountain biker might want. They have trails with speed, plenty of variety, and a climate that is usually dry and hot in the summer. The south slopes of the valley are desert like with sparse vegetation, while the north slopes offer coolness with plenty of shade.

The trails around Oliver Osoyoos offer you the opportunity to explore this desert like region at your own leisure. In Oliver, the International Bicycling and Hiking Society Trail, is an easy ride meandering along a river. The Osoyoos Trails are made up of old roads and some single tracks.

The terrain available in Penticton will only make this region more and more popular with bikers. For some quiet and easy going, check out the Kettle Valley Railway. The Campbell Mountain Trails that are close to town offer moderate to difficult riding, while the Ellis Ridge Trails are difficult both physically and technically.

Take time out to investigate the mountain biking trails around Summerland and Peachland. Kelowna and area offers superb mountain biking. Try the Knox Mountain Trails which are easily reached and convenient. The Crawford area with a developed network of trails, is a popular region with locals and will also take you to Myra Canyon (the Kettle Valley Railroad). For something more challenging try the McDougal Rim, Okanagan Mountain Park, or Bear Creek.

Once in the Vernon area there's world class mountain biking on Silver Star Mountain. Other popular spots are Vernon Hill trails, BX Creek, The Trinity, Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park and Eagle Rock. No matter where you go mountain biking in the Okanagan Similkameen region, be safe, have fun!

Adventures & Suppliers in Okanagan-Similkameen:

Beaver Lake Mountain Resort: Join us for family fun. They’re log cabins, a campground, Coffee Corner, fishing, boats, canoes, kayak rentals, hiking & biking, & lots of kids fun. Just east of Lake Country (Winfield) on Hwy 97 there’s a wellness retreat, internet corner, & grocery sto... more
Postill Lake Lodge Fishing Resort: Bring the family for a vacation any time of year. There’s fabulous fly-fishing on a choice of 7 lakes, plus activities including swimming, boating, hiking, and more. In winter slide on that beautiful white stuff with x-country skiing and snowmobiling. more

The best way to cycle and to have complete up to date information on trails is to join a cycle club. For information on clubs, activities, rules and regulations contact the Cycling BC office at (604) 737-3034 or visit their web site click here.

For a list of local bike shops, contact the local Chamber of Commerce in each town, they will be pleased to help you out. When out mountain biking the most important thing is to be safe, have fun and respect private property.


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