The KVR section of the trail actually starts at Midway in the West Kootenays and goes as far as Hope; 450 km through tunnels, mountains, forests, grasslands, and orchards. (Map). The KVR ride has been listed by the Bicycling Magazine as one of the top 50 rides of the world.
NB. Bike rentals are NOT available at trail entrances
In September of 2003 the disaster of the Okanagan Park forest fires destroyed 12 of these historic trestles (which date back to 1914) as well as thousands of hectares of the surrounding forest. The blackened trees are still there but the trestles have been rebuilt and plant life and wildlife have returned!
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