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      This region is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

      Smith Creek is an area of West Kelowna with an ever expanding network of all mountain trails. Turn north on Elliot Road in downtown West Kelowna, follow this road out as it meanders up the hillside. Turn right onto Smith Creek Road and travel up to the gravel section continuing on until you reach a small gravel parking area on the left. The trail heads out from this lot and crosses the road into the main network within a few hundred meters. Follow the small trail and km markers up as you go. The ascent crosses the main downhill run all the way up so there are many opportunities to head back down. Keep your eyes and ears open for riders coming down!

      Smith Creek AirtimeThis loop is one of the few that offer a great meandering singletrack climb instead of a fire road ascent. The trail snakes its way up the mountain on smooth, flowing single-track with tight technical turns. Towards the top of the climb the trail gets steeper and a little more difficult to climb, but by this point you are nearly up. Once at the top you will be on a plateau looking over West Kelowna. The trails head off to your right from here so lower your saddle and drop in on one of two optional descents. The original is a quicker, more technical descent along a canyon while the newer descent is a fast, flowing downhill mostly within a small ravine full of bermed turns and jumps, the ultimate all mountain descent! Smith Creek ClimbingIt can be difficult to determine how to access the beginning of each specific descent or to know which one you are on as they are not obvious or marked but both are good and both end by the parking area so drop in and enjoy…

      The trails are both loose in mid-summer so watch your speed and both are technical in places. Most intermediate to advanced riders will find them very ride-able and super fun. Part way down the original descent is a great cliff line with a beautiful view of the canyon below and mountain ridge across from it. This entire loop takes about two hours to ride and most likely a little longer for intermediate riders. One of the Central Okanagan’s best rides by far.

      Smith Creek DescendingThis trail is extremely popular so you should have no problem running into a local to help with directions up or down specific routes. Trail maps for the area are available at all the local bike shops in Kelowna and West Kelowna. Just ask for the “Trails of the Westside” map.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Smith Creek Parking google parking directions
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      Open on Apr 13, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #142
      State Ranking
      #33
      Trails (view details)
      27
      Trails Mountain Bike
      27
      Trails Hike
      25
      Trails Trail Running
      25
      Total Distance
      21 miles
      Total Descent
      8,806 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,012 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,821 ft
      Reports
      540
      Photos
      116
      Ridden Counter
      5,604

      Photos of Smith Creek Mountain Bike

      103 |
      Oct 3, 2017 @ 9:52pm
      Oct 3, 2017
      193 |
      Aug 31, 2017 @ 7:10pm
      Aug 31, 2017
      139 |
      Jul 15, 2017 @ 1:40am
      Jul 15, 2017
      174 |
      May 23, 2017 @ 11:38pm
      May 23, 2017

      Videos of Smith Creek Mountain Bike

      Smith Creek - Shelby
      0:07 | 43 | Apr 3, 2019
      Feel the Love
      7:45 | 59 | Sep 21, 2018
      Santa's Revenge Wood Drop
      0:34 | 115 | Sep 18, 2018
      Smith Creek Teeter Totters
      0:15 | 53 | Sep 18, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Warmup
      Apr 13, 2019 @ 8:50am
      Apr 13, 2019
      VariablegramboneRained a bit but still good to ride
      Holy Pail Up (Climb)
      Apr 13, 2019 @ 8:50am
      Apr 13, 2019
      VariablegramboneA few puddles to avoid but still good to...
      Easy Up to Lookout
      Apr 13, 2019 @ 8:50am
      Apr 13, 2019
      VariablegramboneRecent rain, but all good, no mud.
      Feel The Love
      Apr 13, 2019 @ 8:50am
      Apr 13, 2019
      VariablegramboneNot too wet but enough to leave your back...
      Traverse to Santa's
      Apr 12, 2019 @ 11:15am
      Apr 12, 2019
      Drybruster
      Santa's Revenge
      Apr 12, 2019 @ 11:15am
      Apr 12, 2019
      Drybruster
      Sons of Anarchy
      Apr 12, 2019 @ 11:15am
      Apr 12, 2019
      Drybruster
      Huck to Flat
      Apr 12, 2019 @ 11:15am
      Apr 12, 2019
      DrybrusterTrail is running great, thanks to the...
      Switchbacks to Holy Pail Up
      Apr 12, 2019 @ 11:15am
      Apr 12, 2019
      Drybruster
      FOMO
      Apr 10, 2019 @ 5:27pm
      Apr 10, 2019
      Drygreymon

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1307496Velly11addridelogApr 18, 2019 ride log
      Apr 18, 2019 @ 8:35pm
      9 hours
      user #998661AwgeraddridelogApr 18, 2019 ride log
      Apr 18, 2019 @ 8:06pm
      10 hours
      user #37967brusterdifficultyvotetrailHuck to Flat
      Apr 18, 2019 @ 2:37pm
      15 hours
      user #1569261willfordwishlisttrailFeel The Love
      Apr 16, 2019 @ 9:51pm
      2 days
      user #1667517VA03546addridelogApr 16, 2019 ride log and 1 more
      Apr 16, 2019 @ 6:55pm
      2 days

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1395030adam-fricskatrailSanta's RevengeIt’s really a blue with a couple optional...
      Jan 6, 2019 @ 12:34pm
      Jan 6, 2019
      user #1395030adam-fricskatrailHuck to FlatTrail is really more of a blue with some black...
      Nov 12, 2018 @ 8:06pm
      Nov 12, 2018
      user #1435570gregvaltrailTravellin' Man (Bottom)See my comments on Travelin' Man Top. A...
      Sep 19, 2018 @ 6:56pm
      Sep 19, 2018
      user #1435570gregvaltrailTravellin' Man (Top)As a XC rider, this is MY kind of downhill...
      Sep 19, 2018 @ 6:54pm
      Sep 19, 2018
      user #1435570gregvaltrailHoly Pail Up (Climb)Generally, a well done trail. The average...
      Sep 19, 2018 @ 6:47pm
      Sep 19, 2018

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
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      Rose Valley 12 30 6 24.8 km
      Bear Creek OHV Trail System5 km
      Knox Mountain Park 6 9 28.5 km
      Knox Mountain Park East 4 5 19.6 km

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