Myra Canyon Trestles

Kelowna's most famous easy ride is well worth the hype!

Mountain Biking Easy

Distance
25 km
Ascent
678 m
Descent
678 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
1.3 km
Gradient
Myra Canyon Trestles Map

Easy bike rides really don't get any better than this - a smooth track links 2 well equipped parking lots, and passes over some spectacular bridges.

Description

This route can be done in either direction but is more popular the way it's drawn here - starting at Myra parking lot and going to Ruth Station. Myra parking lot can be reached in most vehicles via a well maintained forest service road. If you're driving a low clearance car the road might be impassable, but any standard sedan should get up there fine.

Once at the parking lot there are several useful information signs and a bike hire service too, so you don't even need to bring your own bike!

The ride itself is virtually flat for its entire length, and the only things to be aware of are your fellow riders and the occasional big drops next to the trail. The trestles (bridges) for which the ride is so famous are utterly spectacular, and a testament to the determination with which western Canada was settled by the pioneers. Trestle number 6 is the longest, highest and best known of all, and sweeps around a deep canyon which will induce butterflies in the stomach of anyone who peers over the edge!

Once at Ruth station, turn about face and retrace your steps back to Myra. On the way back you'll notice a few information boards along the trail which are much more visible in this direction than when coming from Myra. Taking the time to read these is highly recommended as the trestles and the canyon which they inhabit are fascinating.

Difficulty

Easy

Mostly smooth and non-technical singletrack with unavoidable obstacles 2in/5cm tall or less. Avoidable obstacles may be present. Ideal for beginner riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

May, June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Picturesque

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