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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
      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 7, 2020

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      25
      Trails Mountain Bike
      25
      Trails Hike
      23
      Trails Trail Running
      23
      Total Distance
      21 miles
      Total Descent
      8,659 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,012 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,821 ft
      Reports
      1,017
      Photos
      295
      Ridden Counter
      11,955

      Photos of Smith Creek Mountain Bike

      195 |
      Oct 3, 2017 @ 9:52pm
      Oct 3, 2017
      366 |
      Aug 31, 2017 @ 7:10pm
      Aug 31, 2017
      216 |
      Jul 15, 2017 @ 1:40am
      Jul 15, 2017
      271 |
      May 23, 2017 @ 11:38pm
      May 23, 2017

      Videos of Smith Creek Mountain Bike

      Moon Slap
      0:25 | 53 | Jun 12, 2020
      Public Isolation - Scott Cooke -Smith Creek
      0:24 | 271 | Apr 13, 2020
      Smith Creek Laps
      2:40 | 106 | Apr 12, 2020
      Introspective // Dylan Dasilva
      1:12 | 5538 | Oct 7, 2019

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Travellin' Man (Top)
      Jul 4, 2020 @ 4:05pm
      Jul 4, 2020
      DryWho-bob 2 Sketchy washed out sections about...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #1160811andyrasswishlisttrailHoly Pail Up (Climb) and 1 more
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 10:58am
      18 hours
      user #2287298Cale112riddentrailTallus flume Trail and 3 more
      Jul 11, 2020 @ 7:18pm
      1 days
      user #1486644JxrousselriddentrailSoulTrain Climb
      Jul 11, 2020 @ 7:04pm
      1 days
      user #245402greymonaddreportFOMO and 6 more
      Jul 9, 2020 @ 10:22am
      Jul 9, 2020
      user #1190770CayJayriddentrailFOMO
      Jul 8, 2020 @ 9:24pm
      Jul 8, 2020

      Recent Comments

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      user #262383ytu45trailSanta's RevengeLess fun than FTL and the big drop was closed....
      Jul 11, 2020 @ 2:48pm
      2 days
      user #262383ytu45trailHoly Pail Up (Climb)Best climbing trail I've ridden so far. Feels...
      Jul 11, 2020 @ 2:46pm
      2 days
      user #262383ytu45trailFeel The LoveSo so good. Go fast and catch air
      Jul 11, 2020 @ 2:44pm
      2 days
      user #1069570GreaterShadowtrailDear SantaWith the work that has been done on this trail...
      Jun 29, 2020 @ 8:30pm
      Jun 29, 2020
      user #262383ytu45trailSoul Train DescentThe extra climbing is worth it, though steeper...
      Jun 29, 2020 @ 6:21pm
      Jun 29, 2020

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