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Popular Hiking & Walking in and Around Penticton

PENTICTON CREEK TO McCULLOCH TRESTLE ALONG THE KETTLE VALLEY RAIL TRAIL
Length: 4km
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate, paved path and packed gravel
Access the KVR Trail via Vancouver Place. Walk, run, bike or horseback ride along this historic trail while enjoying spectacular vistas of the Okanagan valley, past working vineyards and wineries to get to the McCulloch Trestle.

CARMI/ELLIS CREEK
Length: 3km gravel
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Trailhead, just off Beaverdell Road; 12km up Carmi. Popular trails are: Okanagan Loop and Bog Loop. Hikers should avoid the steep downhill mountain biking trails that crisscross the established hiking/ skiing trails.

PENTICTON CREEK WALK
Length: 5km
Difficulty: Easy, paved path and packed gravel
Walk from Ikeda Gardens (Penticton Art Gallery) next to Okanagan Lake
along the creek, up to the former fish hatchery next to the Penticton reservoir. Great for joggers, dog walkers, strollers/ children and all ages.

OKANAGAN CHANNEL WALK
Length: 7km
Difficulty: Easy, packed gravel
Walk from the Rose Garden on Riverside Drive over the bridge and follow the path all the way down to Skaha Lake.

SOUTH SPUR TRAIL, PENTICTON TO OKANAGAN FALLS
Length: 21km groomed gravel / double track / paved roadway
Difficulty: Easy
Northern trailhead is at the south end of Wrights Beach Campground.
This section of the KVR trail is quite flat, well maintained, offering scenic
views of Skaha Lake; passing through campgrounds and the community of
Kaleden before crossing a restored railway trestle near Okanagan Falls.

Stop in at the Penticton Visitor’s Centre to grab a Trail Guide and learn of other routes in the area.