9.7 miles
Distance
1,958 ft
Climb
-1,956 ft
Descent
3,079 ft
High Point

Nice long climb with some rewarding downhill to get back. Physically challenging climb, but very doable for fit individuals or those building up to it. Almost all trails are blue single-track, keeping the use of double-tracks to a minimum.

Detailed Description
Back in the Saddle is a 10 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Kelowna British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 33 trails. This route climbs 1,958 ft with a max elevation of 3,079 ft then descends -1,956 ft.
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38 Reviews & Comments

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Tmwoods (Sep 17, 2022 at 8:10)
Tree down near the top by the kvr by Scarlett. Have to walk through the bush a bit to get around it, trail blocked.
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Tmwoods (Sep 17, 2022 at 8:10)
Tree down near the top by the kvr by Scarlett. Have to walk through the bush a bit to get around it, trail blocked.
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Tmwoods (Sep 17, 2022 at 8:10)
Tree down near the top by the kvr by Scarlett. Have to walk through the bush a bit to get around it, trail blocked.
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Tmwoods (Sep 17, 2022 at 8:10)
Tree down near the top by the kvr by Scarlett. Have to walk through the bush a bit to get around it, trail blocked.
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Tmwoods (Sep 17, 2022 at 8:10)
Tree down near the top by the kvr by Scarlett. Have to walk through the bush a bit to get around it, trail blocked.
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Tmwoods (Sep 17, 2022 at 8:10)
Tree down near the top by the kvr by Scarlett. Have to walk through the bush a bit to get around it, trail blocked.
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LutherjUoTK (Aug 26, 2022 at 7:56)
Trail Vapour
Sweet trail that transitions from forest to desert. Few nice natural rock drops although landing is a bit flat on a few of them. Get some practice in and jump off your fridge at home.
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ceegeegee (Jul 26, 2022 at 0:26)
Trail Vapour
Road it today for the first time in 7 years
Such an awesome trail !
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Oddsix (Apr 4, 2022 at 13:52)
Trail Grassy
Tree down 49.80258° N, 119.40582° W
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Poachninja (Oct 22, 2021 at 11:06)
Trail Vapour
One of the best trails in the Okanagan. Link it to connector for fun, big drops for variety or rocky screech for more tech.
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mrhaughey (Aug 9, 2021 at 22:46)
Trail Vapour
Fun and challenging tech trail. Keeps you on your toes!
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bikesrfun1 (Aug 8, 2021 at 13:36)
Trail Windfall
I'd rate this as blue. Easy smooth surface, but it's got some steep grades that definitely aren't suitable for beginners
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taouin FOSS (May 5, 2021 at 15:50)
Trail The Moose
The gps of this track is wrong. Track starts at the junction of Piper and lost lake loop.
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jamief (Apr 16, 2021 at 9:42)
Tree doen moved what we could so now passable
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jamief (Apr 16, 2021 at 9:42)
Tree doen moved what we could so now passable
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jamief (Apr 16, 2021 at 9:42)
Tree doen moved what we could so now passable
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jamief (Apr 16, 2021 at 9:42)
Tree doen moved what we could so now passable
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jamief (Apr 16, 2021 at 9:42)
Tree doen moved what we could so now passable
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jamief (Apr 16, 2021 at 9:42)
Tree doen moved what we could so now passable
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taouin FOSS (Oct 1, 2020 at 17:45)
Please change this to blue.
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taouin FOSS (Oct 1, 2020 at 17:45)
Please change this to blue.
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taouin FOSS (Oct 1, 2020 at 17:45)
Please change this to blue.
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b747400driver (Jul 31, 2020 at 11:34)
Tree across trail mid way up
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guccisnipes (May 27, 2020 at 20:53)
Trail Vapour
little greasy at the top half of the trail, after that shes runnin nice
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Jackkendrick (May 22, 2020 at 23:13)
Trail Vapour
One of the best trails I’ve done
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nredecopp18 (Oct 15, 2019 at 8:09)
Trail Vapour
Such an awesome tech trail with a great variety of terrain. Amazing rockey sections with a few fun hits.
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tbutt (Jul 20, 2019 at 15:36)
I should add, maybe parts of it are green and the elevation maybe doesn’t warrant it being a blue, but the rocky sections do... if a novice rider has to walk, its not green in my opinion.
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tbutt (Jul 20, 2019 at 15:36)
I should add, maybe parts of it are green and the elevation maybe doesn’t warrant it being a blue, but the rocky sections do... if a novice rider has to walk, its not green in my opinion.
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tbutt (Jul 20, 2019 at 15:36)
I should add, maybe parts of it are green and the elevation maybe doesn’t warrant it being a blue, but the rocky sections do... if a novice rider has to walk, its not green in my opinion.
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tbutt (Jul 20, 2019 at 15:28)
Just rode this with my girlfriend who is a novice rider. This trail is far from green!!! Be aware!! Definitely a hard blue.
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tbutt (Jul 20, 2019 at 15:28)
Just rode this with my girlfriend who is a novice rider. This trail is far from green!!! Be aware!! Definitely a hard blue.
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tbutt (Jul 20, 2019 at 15:28)
Just rode this with my girlfriend who is a novice rider. This trail is far from green!!! Be aware!! Definitely a hard blue.
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TroyDouglasKing (Jun 25, 2019 at 12:42)
Trail Vapour
Bear at top.of vapour July 25/19 at noon
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ceegeegee (Apr 19, 2019 at 21:24)
Trail Vapour
Best DH trail in the Okanagan
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srbfromyyc (Aug 9, 2018 at 21:18)
Great climbing trail as an alternative to parts of pink highway.
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k-towntrailryder (May 13, 2015 at 17:57)
"Wooley" is the last name of the guy that built it back in the early to mid 90's
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ChainLine (Jul 25, 2016 at 14:56)
To add to the story...

The trail is named after "Brendan Woolley" a local mountain biker who raced extensively as a junior. Along with his father Richard, he helped build a number of the early "Kelowna Spring Classic" XC race courses. Woolley's Revenge was a trail they built one year as part of the course, the "Revenge" portion of the name relating to a feature that caused a great number of riders to crash that year.
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RickHiebert (May 13, 2015 at 16:56)
Why is "Wooley's Revenge named as it is? Where did the name come from? Thanks!
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
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  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Back in the Saddle mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,738 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,738 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,739 ft
  • Grade max
    -51.2%
  • Grade min
    34.6%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,477 ft
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