|Biking on the Kettle Valley Railway Trail|
We did 12km between the Myra and Ruth trailheads but got turned around at Trestle 3 which had been damaged earlier this spring in a land slide. By next season it should be restored again and the entire Myra-Ruth traverse will be passable. Having to stop a few trestle bridges short of the Ruth parking lot didn't really bother us though because we couldn't have biked any further even if we'd wanted to. We should have stopped a bit earlier in fact. Noah was pretty tired by the end and while the trail seemed flat the whole way out, it was just slightly uphill most of the way back. Oops. Still, pretty proud of a 4 year old for riding 12km on a pedal bike. He did awesome and it was a fabulous ride we'll be repeating every year when we are in the Okanagan.
|Biking across restored trestle bridges|
If you are in the Okanagan, the KVR from the Myra parking lot is a very family-friendly bike ride or hike. While the trail is not paved, it is hard packed gravel and smooth for riding. Mountain biking doesn't get any easier than this section of the KVR. I wouldn't try it with training wheels on a kid's bike but we did see people pulling younger children in Chariots. If you need to rent bikes, check out Myra Canyon Bicycle Rentals which operates right in the Myra parking lot. Reservations recommended.
|Easy riding on the Kettle Valley Railway Trail|
For directions to the Myra Canyon trailhead in Kelowna visit the Tourism Info Centre for a printed map. Otherwise, you can find detailed driving instructions on the Provincial Park website.
For more information on the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia follow this link to my most last post: Vacation Wonderland in the Okanagan Valley.
|Biking through one of the trail tunnels|
|Family Biking on the Kettle Valley Railway Trail|
Best Bike Ride Ever!!