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Carmi Recreation Trails Welcomes You

Our mission is to share our trail system with other respectful outdoor enthusiasts and nurture a supportive, friendly place for everyone to be trail and environment stewards.

So close to town, yet so far away. Come enjoy our forested trails in the hills East of Penticton, British Columbia. Winter time cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and exploring; you or your kids might even discover a hidden forest gnome!

The warm season allows for hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders to enjoy the extensive system of marked trails in the cool shade of the trees. 

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Local gems

The kids can explore the trails in search of hidden "forest gnomes"

Enjoyment for all

Respect for all other gentle users

and awareness of forest abusers.

Latest happenings

The key to years of enjoyment

We hold an annual clean-up each year to remove all kinds of debris from our wilderness. 

Responsible active trail users are encouraged to report all incidents of active dumping to the R.A.P.P line and send a message to us via email.

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How volunteering and donating can make a difference

We are very fortunate here in Penticton. Lovely beaches, amazing ski runs, great golf courses, fabulous wineries and a hidden gem trail network close town.   This trail network is not managed by any level of government. Our trail network was established in the 70's by Dr. Brad Houston and is appreciated and hard-fought for by local trail enthusiasts. This means annual clean-ups, trail clearing, signage and monitoring to ensure safety and enjoyment for all who wish to use and respect these trails. 

This recreational area is close to the Upper Carmi residential area. Please ensure that you are aware of current fire bans and/or restrictions in the area before lighting your fire.   Fire ban information.

Do not be surprised if you meet up with one of our trail monitors, who regularly patrol the Carmi recreation trails for unattended fires and incidents of dumping and camping over 14 days.



Every donation, nomatter how small, in time or funds, helps us keep the trails in good shape for all. It also allows us to track set ski trails, make and erect signage and maintain this website. If you are a user of the trail system or want to see the wilderness kept useful for your children, , please consider donating.

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