Trepanier Bench Road For ATV Riding
The 35th most popular all terrain vehicle trail in British Columbia.
Friday 8 July 2016 05:15 GMT
Near Kelowna, the Trepanier Bench Road is open to ATV riding.
To reach the trailhead from Highway 97C, use the Trepanier Bench Road exit. There is a parking area on the right near the exit.
There are many trails of varying difficulty criss-crossing through this area. You can also access a powerline road; the "truck" route that looks like it just criss-crosses the powerline road actually has branches and offshoots all along it, so do check it out. One of the branches is a twisty little trail that pops out on a bluff high above Hwy 97C, and offers a great view if the weather is clear. If you stick to the powerline road, it will take you under the Coquihalla Hwy and eventually past Brenda Mine.
Note: As of August 2008, the Ministry of Forests Regulations require all ATV drivers to be at least 16 years of age and have a valid drivers license to ride on Forest Service Roads. In addition, the ATV must have valid third-party liability insurance, which is typically around $120 per year. The Conservation Officers will issue a $600 ticket if you do not have proof of insurance.
Overall, Trepanier Bench Road is the 35th most popular ATV riding trail of all 61 ATV trails in British Columbia. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Trepanier Bench Road including Kettle Valley Motorized Recreation Corridor, Postill Lake, Bear Creek FSR, Elkhart Road, Gottfriedsen Mountain and Bartley Road.