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      Special shout out to @Mully and his group for keeping the trails minty and to @headspacej for keeping the Trailforks data up to date

      This multi-use trail network is accessed from the Trans Canada Trail that runs along the northern flank of Mount Conkle. Parking is available at the end of Fenwick (east trailhead) or just off Bathville between the rodeo grounds and the Steam Train station (west trailhead). Both entrances have trail kiosks for the TCT, but don't offer much info on the mountain's trail network. Most of the trails are within Mount Conkle Park and administered by the District of Summerland. There are no washroom facilities, and motorized use is not permitted.

      Although the Trans Canada Trail is well established and signed, most of this section has two parallel tracks that connect at several points. The lower, graveled path is the official Trans Canada Trail, while the Upper TCT winds just above it to the south. If you're accessing from the east (Fenwick) side, keep left at junctions to stay on the Upper TCT.

      Conkle Bonk is the gem of the network, climbing up the west side from from the TCT near the rodeo grounds and accessing the summit ridge from the north. It can be used in both directions, and gets significant hiking traffic, so cyclists must be careful while descending. The views are incredible.

      On the east side, the main climb is Full Frontal, winding up from Upper TCT to a couple of false summits before emerging on the south side of the summit ridge. The main eastern descent is called Frontside, which starts at the north end of the summit ridge and eventually crosses Full Frontal on the way down.

      The Midline trail traverses the north face of the mountain above the TCT, and helps make for some longer singletrack loops without having to go all the way down to the TCT.

      The most common routes from the Fenwick trailhead are:
      Upper TCT --> up Full Frontal --> north on summit ridge --> down Frontside
      Upper TCT --> up Full Frontal --> north on summit ridge --> down Conkle Bonk --> east on Midline
      Upper TCT --> up Full Frontal (bottom third) --> west on Midline --> up Conkle Bonk --> down Frontside

      The most common routes from the Rodeo Grounds trailhead are:
      Up Conkle Bonk --> down Conkle Bonk
      Up Conkle Bonk --> south on summit ridge --> down Frontside > west on Midline
      Up Conkle Bonk --> down Frontside > west on Midline
      East on Midline --> up Full Frontal --> north on summit ridge --> down Conkle Bonk

      All of the trails on Conkle are multi-use. Watch for horses -- riders are more common on lower/wider trails, but can be encountered higher up too. Hikers and dog-walkers use all of the trails, so careful while descending and approaching blind corners. The District of Summerland is working on a new parks and recreation plan that should include formalizing the trail system with signage and management planning.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Fenwick Trailhead google parking directions
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Mar 18, 2020
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,364
      State Ranking
      #140
      Trails (view details)
      10
      Trails Mountain Bike
      10
      Trails Hike
      9
      Trails Trail Running
      9
      Total Distance
      12 miles
      Total Descent
      3,815 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,082 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,064 ft
      Reports
      179
      Photos
      37
      Ridden Counter
      780

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      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

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      • 2 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance

      Photos of Conkle Mountain Mountain Bike

      trail: Frontside
      27 |
      Oct 7, 2018 @ 10:32am
      Oct 7, 2018
      trail: Full Frontal
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      Jun 30, 2018 @ 2:32pm
      Jun 30, 2018
      trail: Full Frontal
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      Jun 30, 2018 @ 2:32pm
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      trail: Full Frontal
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      Jun 9, 2018 @ 6:48pm
      Jun 9, 2018

      Videos of Conkle Mountain Mountain Bike

      Conkle Mountain Berm trails
      trail: Conkle DH
      2:41 | 432 | May 20, 2016
      Backyard DH
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      2:31 | 3862 | Mar 28, 2011

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Frontside
      Mar 18, 2020 @ 7:25pm
      Mar 18, 2020
      Snow CoveredmullyMostly snow covered. Where the snow is...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Ivan-out
      Mar 18, 2020 @ 7:26pm
      Mar 18, 2020
      Snow PackedmullyStill lots of snow on all North facing...
      Full Frontal
      Mar 18, 2020 @ 7:23pm
      Mar 18, 2020
      Snow CoveredmullyBottom half super muddy and icy. Top...
      Conkle Bonk
      Dec 28, 2019 @ 3:31pm
      Dec 28, 2019
      Snow PackedjtrewhitSnow packed and ridable up or down.
      Midline
      Dec 8, 2019 @ 4:15pm
      Dec 8, 2019
      Snow Packeddalbaz
      Upper TCT
      Oct 15, 2019 @ 6:25pm
      Oct 15, 2019
      DryConeofsilence SMBA
      Midline Connector
      Sep 17, 2019 @ 9:15am
      Sep 17, 2019
      DryConeofsilence SMBA
      Conkle DH
      Sep 12, 2019 @ 10:08am
      Sep 12, 2019
      WetDianerSo fun but too short!
      Connector
      Jul 5, 2019 @ 8:03pm
      Jul 5, 2019
      WetConeofsilence SMBA
      Ditch Out
      Jul 5, 2019 @ 8:03pm
      Jul 5, 2019
      WetConeofsilence SMBA

      Activity Feed

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      user #2058317TorryHriddentrailConkle DH
      Mar 23, 2020 @ 1:41pm
      Mar 23, 2020
      user #353431mullyaddreportFull Frontal and 2 more
      Mar 18, 2020 @ 7:24pm
      Mar 18, 2020
      user #1026158jtrewhitaddreportFull Frontal
      Feb 8, 2020 @ 8:06pm
      Feb 8, 2020
      user #710256ConeofsilencecommentreportFull Frontal
      Feb 8, 2020 @ 7:17pm
      Feb 8, 2020
      user #575765dalbazcommentreportFull Frontal
      Jan 22, 2020 @ 8:28am
      Jan 22, 2020

      Recent Comments

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      user #710256ConeofsilencereportFull FrontalI've ridden these trails with 27.5 x 2.6. Just...
      Feb 8, 2020 @ 7:17pm
      Feb 8, 2020
      user #575765dalbazreportFull FrontalNice job guys! Is it packed enough for a 29 x...
      Jan 22, 2020 @ 8:28am
      Jan 22, 2020
      user #43386headspacejreportIvan-outThanks to the trail gnomes who took out the...
      Apr 11, 2019 @ 9:26am
      Apr 11, 2019
      user #43386headspacejreportFull FrontalI've seen a few on local south-facing slopes...
      Apr 11, 2019 @ 9:25am
      Apr 11, 2019
      user #1629012djherbstrailConkle BonkO
      Sep 17, 2018 @ 8:04am
      Sep 17, 2018

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