Okanagan River Path – Hike + Bike

If you are travelling to the Okanagan head to Oliver BC and ride or walk the paved path along the Okanagan River Channel.  The International Hike and Bike Trail is flat and easily accessible and car free.  The 18.4 km trail is mostly paved through Oliver.  The section south of Oliver towards Osoyoos is gravel.  The trail meanders along the Okanagan River channel.  The Oliver Visitor’s Center has free parking and a nearby playground. At Road 22 there’s a parking lot and access to the Oxbows

Distance – 10km, easy and flat paved pathway

Extend the ride:

Oxbows: From Oliver head south 8 km towards Osoyoos Lake for some great bird watching.  You might see an Osprey nest or two high on poles. This section of the trail is unpaved and bumpy in sections.  If you want to start this trail from the south end and head north to Oliver, start at the parking lot on Road 22 where the trail meets the bridge.  The Oxbows trail goes south for about 1km.

Osprey nest near Osoyoos Lake

Black Sage Circle: To make the trip a circle, add on the west side of Oliver and ride down Black Sage Road to visit a few wineries! Link to Oliver Winery Tour.

Aug2017: New section underway: http://www.pentictonherald.ca/news/article_564ba55a-8392-11e7-bc03-cf9f173aa5eb.html

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