18.2 km: Midway to Rock Creek
Starting from behind the Kettle River Museum in Midway, the terrain is relatively flat as you cycle through rolling farmland valleys following the Kettle River west to Rock Creek. You will pass through a number of gates on this section – please be sure to close them behind you.
14.8 km: Rock Creek to Westbridge
From here the trail begins to head northwest to Westbridge which is a the junction of the Kettle River and the West Kettle River at km 33. Although the trail is climbing throughout this section, it is at a very gentle grade.
26.6 or 43.6: Chute Lake to Naramata & Penticton
From Chute Lake the trail descends and you will now know have much you have actually climbed as you look out over the beautiful Okanagan Lake and valley. Be careful on some sandy sections, especially later in summer. We highly recommend a stop over in Naramata but beware the climb back to the trail. Or continue through tunnels, vineyards and orchards to Penticton at Km 215.
“Elevation of KVR, Carmi subdivision. It looks scary, but it’s really exaggerated for effect. The steepest grades between Chute Lake Lodge and Little Tunnel were only 2.2% (of course we were going downhill so it didn’t seem that bad).” … from mapmaker “Bill” who cycled the trail in 2008 with a group of friends – see their photo blog here…2008 KVR Trip Midway to Penticton