The line colours are used to break up the tracks into 5 distinct sections - the colours otherwise do not demark anything (such as trail surfaces, difficulty, etc).
From north to south:
- Section 1: Penticton to Skaha Lake (orange)
- Section 2: Skaha Lake Okanagan Falls (magenta)
- Section 3: Okanagan Falls to northern end of Oliver via roadways (orange)
- Section 4: North end of Oliver to north end of Osoyoos (magenta)
- Section 5: North end of Osoyoos into downtown Osoyoos via roadways (orange)
- KML/KMZ files can be opened in Google Earth, and many smartphone apps.
- GPX files can be opened by most GPS software apps when KMZ cannot. Note, GPX files do not contain custom colours and icons that we use on our maps; all tracks and icons will appear the same colours and styles. We recommend using KMZ instead when possible.
- GPX-Garmin are GPX files that we have optimized for older Garmin units that only display tracks that contain 500 points or less (such as Garmin eTrex units).
Visit our GPS & Navigation page for instructions of how to use your smartphone as a GPS device (even when outside of data coverage) or how to import data to your Garmin unit.
About the Journey:
A 56.4 km one-way journey between Penticton and Osoyoos; definitely a challenging one-day round trip given the rough trail surface in some areas, we recommend staying the night in Osoyoos. The portion from Penticton to Okanagan Falls and back is a lovely day trip (44 km return), and the section from Oliver to Osoyoos and back is also a great day trip (60 km return).
- Urban trails in Penticton, especially scenic along Okanagan Lake shore
- Stunning scenery on the rail trail along Skaha Lake
- Cool, shady sections of trail near Oliver Station
- Parking can be found in Penticton. Pay parking near Lake Okanagan can suit the bill - otherwise parking in the summer months can be tricky.
- Parking in Okanagan Falls can be found at Lions Park
- A large underused parking lot north of Oliver, marked on our maps, seems to be free of restrictions at this time
- Parking is available just north of Osoyoos near the southern trail terminus of the Hike & Bike Trail along the canal
- Parking is available in Osoyoos but may be challenging to find at times
Groceries are best found in Penticton, the largest service center of the area.
Public toilets can be found at the side of the trail at Oliver Station
A variety of accommodations can be found in the region, but camping can be expensive and books up early in the season. Inkaneek Provincial Park is shown on our maps. Bed & Breakfasts are available throughout the area.