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9 Rail Trail

Category
Surface
Distance
52.8km
Elevation
108m
Tag
Cloudy
Vernon 14ºC
Cloudy
Kelowna 15ºC
Video
1 Video

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Maximum
440m
Minimum
344m
Selected
-m

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Achtung!

As of early 2021, the Ellison Lake portion of this route is undergoing maintenance, so riders will need to detour starting at Beaver Lake Road to travel south along Highway 97 from kilometers 29-34. This portion of the trail is expected to be completed by summer 2021.

Summary

Call it what you want, just don’t call it fun. Almost entirely flat; some 1% gradient sections.

Points of Interest

Surfaces & Traffic

Gravel, mostly hard-packed. Larger and looser gravel sections along the east side of Wood Lake (kilometre 19-25), and near Kal Crystal Waters (kilometer 12½). If it’s a nice day this route will be very busy with cyclists, walkers, runners, and beach-goers. If its a colder or windy day, only the sections closet to Kal Beach, Oyama, and Knox Mountain are busy.

Refuelling

Kal Beach @ 0km:
Oyama @ 18km;
Lake Country @ 28km:
Kelowna @ 37km-52km:

There’s too many to list… but be sure to check out Surf Side taco truck.

Key Segments

OKRoutes does not promote or endorse seeking fast times on the segments along this ride.

This section of the rail trail is busy and populated with walkers and slower-speed cyclists.

Share the pathway with everyone and don’t ride like a jerk. Look out for quails. Only ride above 30km/h if the pathway is clear and it is safe to do so — and definitely don’t ask the senior on the e-bike to motopace you!

Enjoy!

And please be sure to…

  • ride safely,
  • let us know what you think about this route, and
  • follow us on the grams & tag us along with #okroute9!