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

Statistics

2 - 3

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678

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678

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7

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Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Easy

Description

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. 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.