1.2 miles
Distance
44 ft
Climb
-791 ft
Descent
00:08:44
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Shale Trail

Shale Trail Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical rating
    Easy
  • Season
    Feb-Dec
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #7387
  • Land Manager
    city of kelowna

Mountain bike descent from the top of Knox Mountain. Some older rock roll lines exist but a groomed berm and jump line has been built for the full descent. This is a very short and fast descent with a paved road to the top. There is a parking lot near the top if you want to shuttle but pedalling up only takes about 20 minutes. Great views of the city and lake

Access Info

Accessed from the lookout at the summit of Knox mountain

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Shale Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -747 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,271 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,018 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,018 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,271 ft
  • Grade
    -12.232%
  • Grade max
    -32.888%
  • Grade min
    29.537%
  • Distance climb
    473 ft
  • Distance down
    1.0 miles
  • Distance flat
    243 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:44
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Status:
on Oct 9, 2016
Dry
Avg: 4.3 (10 votes)

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Shale Trail Trail Reports

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Oct 9, 2016 @ 8:57pm
Oct 9, 2016
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:07am
Aug 29, 2016
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail. Tree down off the very top the trail, just after a steep section. Very sketchy.
May 15, 2016 @ 8:51pm
May 15, 2016
Great conditions
Mar 5, 2016 @ 4:27pm
Mar 5, 2016
reporter Mostly Dry, If it has rained there will be some muddy sections.
Feb 29, 2016 @ 11:38am
Feb 29, 2016
reporter Some muddy sections, most trails in excellent condition, avoid leaving ruts.
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Oct 13, 2016 @ 8:26pm
Oct 13, 2016
Shale Trail, Kelowna
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Oct 13, 2016 @ 8:22pm
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Shale Trail, Kelowna
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Oct 13, 2016 @ 8:19pm
Oct 13, 2016
Shale Trail, Kelowna
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Oct 9, 2016 @ 8:57pm
Oct 9, 2016
Shale Trail, São Paulo

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Shale Trail exploring for the 1st time.
7:18 | 74 | Nov 5, 2016 , Kelowna
Knox Mtn, Kelowna, BC
2:47 | 25 | Aug 30, 2016 , Kelowna
just out for a rip are ya bud?
38 | Aug 30, 2016 , Kelowna
Kelowna, BC Mountain Biking - Shale Trail
185 | Jun 14, 2016 , Kelowna

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