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      The Gillard Forestry Service Road is located on the south slopes of Kelowna. Drive south up Lakeshore road until you see a power line (and road) heading straight up the mountain. Turn onto this road and follow it up to the first big switch back (about two km in from Lakeshore Rd). Park you retrieval vehicle here as this ride is a shuttle and requires two vehicles, preferably trucks, the road to the top is very rough. At the top (the Kettle Valley Rail Bed or K.V.R.) you can park and ride in to the left or right and drop in on any number of great descents.

      Wobbly PopsThe now infamous Gillard Trails started off as only two or three advanced technical descents and have now become a major, well known trail network. Consisting of about fifteen different downhill trails, Gillard’s trails range from technical intermediate trails to very advanced freeride runs. Many of these trails consist of rocky technical terrain and built up wooden stunts such as bridges, drops and transitioned technical jumps. After the fire of 2003 destroyed some of the best trails in the network builders have been hard at work re-inventing the network. The result is a network of shuttle trails that attract riders from all over the northwest and even from across Canada. All of these trails are meant to be ridden on downhill specific bikes and riders must wear full face helHucking Gra*sholemets, and full armor, no exceptions. With advanced trails like ‘Kerplop’, ‘Wobbly Pops’, ‘Hucking Grass Hole’ and ’Boss Hog’ even the best riders will find some stunts that may make them think twice. For riders who are new to freeriding, try the trails off to the rider’s right at the top like Cat’s Ass. With over twenty trails off of this area (and great views of Bellevue Canyon and Myra Bellevue Park just across the gorge) there are enough new challenging stunts and trail sections to keep you occupied for a whole summer and then some. These trails offer tamer versions of the jumps and stunts found on the trails on the other side of the road. They have more flow to them as well. With the ability to combine different trails on the way down the fun is endless. A full descent of Gillard can take anywhere from 30 minute (pinning it) to about two hours depending on your route and skill level.

      Get some advice on what run will suite your skill level while you are at one of the local bike shops picking up a Gillard Trail Map. Remember, downhill bikes, armor and a rugged vehicle is required.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Shuttleable: YES
      Region Details
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      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      MTBco
      (mtbco.ca)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #539
      State Ranking
      #92
      Trails (view details)
      51
      Trails Mountain Bike
      51
      Trails Hike
      42
      Trails Trail Running
      42
      Total Distance
      42 miles
      Total Descent
      17,176 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,917 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,214 ft
      Reports
      385
      Photos
      191
      Ridden Counter
      2,128

      Photos of Gillard Mountain Bike

      trail: Boss Hog
      165 |
      Jul 3, 2019 @ 2:05pm
      Jul 3, 2019
      trail: Wobbly Pops
      26 |
      May 19, 2019 @ 11:27am
      May 19, 2019
      trail: Casino Royale
      454 |
      Sep 26, 2016 @ 8:53pm
      Sep 26, 2016
      trail: Casino Royale
      1,823 |
      Jan 2, 2015 @ 9:28pm
      Jan 2, 2015
      | 11 comments

      Videos of Gillard Mountain Bike

      Gillard MTB - Upper Casino Royal
      0:55 | 350 | Jul 18, 2019
      Gillard MTB - Upper Casino Royal
      0:55 | | Jul 18, 2019
      Gillard GoPro POV - Dirty Sanchez Trail
      0:55 | 403 | Jun 5, 2019
      Gillard Kelowna
      0:46 | 77 | May 20, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Moose Knuckle
      Aug 18, 2019 @ 6:13pm
      1 days
      Drygoatmuzzle
      Rubber Down
      Aug 18, 2019 @ 6:13pm
      1 days
      Drygoatmuzzle
      Wobbly Pops
      Aug 18, 2019 @ 6:13pm
      1 days
      Drygoatmuzzle
      Boss Hog
      Jul 31, 2019 @ 12:55pm
      Jul 31, 2019
      DrymtnbikermitchDry, running great. The lower section is...
      Snake's Back
      Jul 31, 2019 @ 12:54pm
      Jul 31, 2019
      DrymtnbikermitchDry, running great.
      Nip Tuck
      Jul 31, 2019 @ 12:53pm
      Jul 31, 2019
      DrymtnbikermitchDry, running great.
      Carmi
      Jul 31, 2019 @ 12:53pm
      Jul 31, 2019
      DrymtnbikermitchDry, running great.
      St Ripper
      Jul 31, 2019 @ 12:51pm
      Jul 31, 2019
      DrymtnbikermitchDry, running great.
      Yo Mama
      Jul 28, 2019 @ 9:42am
      Jul 28, 2019
      Drypunkaddic brush cut lower half of the trail and...
      Dr. No
      Jul 14, 2019 @ 4:44pm
      Jul 14, 2019
      VariableturdullPerfect conditions - dry but tacky! All...

      Activity Feed

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      user #1165548goatmuzzleaddreportMoose Knuckle and 2 more
      Aug 18, 2019 @ 8:41pm
      1 days
      user #1050835fuckingstevecommenttrailSloam
      Aug 18, 2019 @ 2:57pm
      2 days
      user #1122467PenutaddridelogAug 17, 2019 ride log
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 2:48pm
      3 days
      user #787764NbarbyaddridelogAug 17, 2019 ride log
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 1:35pm
      3 days
      user #192898crankin74addridelogAug 14, 2019 ride log
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 12:51pm
      3 days

      Recent Comments

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      user #1050835fuckingstevetrailSloamTrailhead totally reachable by bike if you're...
      Aug 18, 2019 @ 2:57pm
      2 days
      user #1656703WificationishtrailDr. NoSuch an awesome trail! Keeps the heart rate up...
      Aug 13, 2019 @ 12:01pm
      Aug 13, 2019
      user #161023turdullreportSloamThank you! Trail was running perfect today!
      Jul 14, 2019 @ 4:38pm
      Jul 14, 2019
      user #1656703WificationishtrailMoose KnuckleSuch a great trail
      Jul 1, 2019 @ 10:21pm
      Jul 1, 2019
      user #924623BmxanddietrailYo MamaOvergrown in sections. Bring a lawn mower and...
      May 27, 2019 @ 11:44am
      May 27, 2019

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      Local Badges

      • By julien-downhill & contributors
      • Admins: MTBco, k-towntrailryder, bcpunk
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