71.0 miles
Distance
9,067 ft
Climb
-13,966 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Ballz is leaving so he's dead to us to now, we'll give him a great departing gift

Detailed Description
Ballz Memorial Ride '19 is a 71 mile moderately popular extreme route located near Kelowna British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a extreme overall physical rating. This route includes 92 trails. This route climbs 9,067 ft with a max elevation of 6,183 ft then descends -13,966 ft.
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174 Reviews & Comments

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jasonw (Aug 15, 2022 at 22:41)
Way over graded. Basically a green trail like all others in the park. Nice terrain, just not difficult if that is what you are after.
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raych (Jul 6, 2022 at 18:44)
Trail Granite
With the ride-around options, this is a green or easy blue, and no obvious exposure/cliff riding, which I have zero tolerance for. Fun trail to try some less difficult slab features.
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raych (Jul 6, 2022 at 18:44)
Trail Granite
With the ride-around options, this is a green or easy blue, and no obvious exposure/cliff riding, which I have zero tolerance for. Fun trail to try some less difficult slab features.
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raych (Jul 6, 2022 at 18:44)
Trail Granite
With the ride-around options, this is a green or easy blue, and no obvious exposure/cliff riding, which I have zero tolerance for. Fun trail to try some less difficult slab features.
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unchained2 (Jun 21, 2022 at 15:14)
This area has been logged! The trail is clear except for about 3 or 4 downed trees from logging. Big puddle and snow at the start by the pond. Clear of snow after that. But quite disturbed by logging.
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unchained2 (Jun 21, 2022 at 15:14)
This area has been logged! The trail is clear except for about 3 or 4 downed trees from logging. Big puddle and snow at the start by the pond. Clear of snow after that. But quite disturbed by logging.
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unchained2 (Jun 21, 2022 at 15:14)
This area has been logged! The trail is clear except for about 3 or 4 downed trees from logging. Big puddle and snow at the start by the pond. Clear of snow after that. But quite disturbed by logging.
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blackmtnside (May 20, 2022 at 13:02)
Trail You and Me
Boring climb, will do Typical Situation next time
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revyfella (Apr 25, 2022 at 9:14)
Rated blue on the signs on site , and I agree. It’s a blue climb for sure.
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Pbritton78 (Apr 21, 2022 at 9:29)
Pk
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roanz NOCS (Apr 17, 2022 at 11:38)
Ellision Connector will be designated as an up hill trail only while the new climb is being built. Expect EC to return to a down hill primary later this summer.
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Rrtjay (Apr 15, 2022 at 15:13)
In perfect shape
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perryg (Apr 14, 2022 at 23:02)
Trail 36
It's in awesome shape right now, get it!
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Camelot (Dec 19, 2021 at 0:44)
Trail The Mantle
Super fun trail. Thanks for the build!
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Camelot (Dec 19, 2021 at 0:44)
Trail The Mantle
Super fun trail. Thanks for the build!
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KylercyjrX2 (Oct 3, 2021 at 13:56)
Trail Granite
Horrible
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KylercyjrX2 (Oct 3, 2021 at 13:56)
Trail Granite
Horrible
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KylercyjrX2 (Oct 3, 2021 at 13:56)
Trail Granite
Horrible
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Djmallett (Oct 2, 2021 at 15:49)
Should be blue. It’s a challenging climb.
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jerschwab (Sep 6, 2021 at 14:53)
Trail The Mantle
Good stuff... spicy chute at the end, but otherwise felt like some blue/black trails about. Still, it's a fun trail.
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jerschwab (Sep 6, 2021 at 14:53)
Trail The Mantle
Good stuff... spicy chute at the end, but otherwise felt like some blue/black trails about. Still, it's a fun trail.
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FrothyWizard (Jul 23, 2021 at 22:06)
Trail 36
As others have said this trail is mostly a single black but a chunky steep section with a few turns in it earns it a double black rating.
There are three sections with rock features which depending on line choice can be anywhere from blue to 'chill double black' difficultly.
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FrothyWizard (Jul 23, 2021 at 21:59)
Trail Fraidy Cat
If you like chutes and steeps you will have fun and will consider this a single black.
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prodigalson (Jul 2, 2021 at 13:57)
Trail 36
Good fun, probably deserves the rating-loose and steep in places, some small, steppy drops, one blind corner near the bottom where you’ll wanna creep into it….
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monsieurgage (Jun 9, 2021 at 20:15)
Trail Hammered Cow
Blue trail with a lot of ski run connectors. Some black diamond moves on grippy slabs. Fun on the hard tail though if you are up for a pedal.
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monsieurgage (Jun 9, 2021 at 20:15)
Trail Hammered Cow
Blue trail with a lot of ski run connectors. Some black diamond moves on grippy slabs. Fun on the hard tail though if you are up for a pedal.
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kabennett91 (May 30, 2021 at 17:01)
Trail Big Ed
Agree with the other comments. This is not a double black or even close. Needs to be regraded. A hard blue or an easy black. It’s a taste of the kootenays in the Okanagan.
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kabennett91 (May 30, 2021 at 17:01)
Trail Big Ed
Agree with the other comments. This is not a double black or even close. Needs to be regraded. A hard blue or an easy black. It’s a taste of the kootenays in the Okanagan.
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Katie-schneider (Apr 1, 2021 at 22:16)
Trail Granite
Great conditions today!
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Katie-schneider (Apr 1, 2021 at 22:16)
Trail Granite
Great conditions today!
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Katie-schneider (Apr 1, 2021 at 22:16)
Trail Granite
Great conditions today!
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Slats313 (Nov 3, 2020 at 11:54)
Trail No Boats
The tree that had fallen and you had to duck under is now about chest height. Would have dealt with it if I had a saw.
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suranko NOCS (Oct 3, 2020 at 19:51)
Trail Granite
Agree that this isn’t a black however, is it ever fun! Lots of options with each rock slab that comes your way, super long with lots of flow and amazing lake views. Best trail in Ellison for sure.
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suranko NOCS (Oct 3, 2020 at 19:51)
Trail Granite
Agree that this isn’t a black however, is it ever fun! Lots of options with each rock slab that comes your way, super long with lots of flow and amazing lake views. Best trail in Ellison for sure.
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suranko NOCS (Oct 3, 2020 at 19:51)
Trail Granite
Agree that this isn’t a black however, is it ever fun! Lots of options with each rock slab that comes your way, super long with lots of flow and amazing lake views. Best trail in Ellison for sure.
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lukelikesbikesandbeers (Sep 9, 2020 at 20:36)
Trail Granite
Awesome trail!
As many have said, most of this trail is a Blue. However, there are certainly some black options to choose if you don't just blast through the main lines without scoping them out.
I'd say this is a perfect trail for a Blue level rider to tackle some trickier sections.
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lukelikesbikesandbeers (Sep 9, 2020 at 20:36)
Trail Granite
Awesome trail!
As many have said, most of this trail is a Blue. However, there are certainly some black options to choose if you don't just blast through the main lines without scoping them out.
I'd say this is a perfect trail for a Blue level rider to tackle some trickier sections.
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lukelikesbikesandbeers (Sep 9, 2020 at 20:36)
Trail Granite
Awesome trail!
As many have said, most of this trail is a Blue. However, there are certainly some black options to choose if you don't just blast through the main lines without scoping them out.
I'd say this is a perfect trail for a Blue level rider to tackle some trickier sections.
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sdh-outdoors (Sep 4, 2020 at 19:41)
Trail Granite
Should be a blue at most.
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sdh-outdoors (Sep 4, 2020 at 19:41)
Trail Granite
Should be a blue at most.
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sdh-outdoors (Sep 4, 2020 at 19:41)
Trail Granite
Should be a blue at most.
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Sun2306 (Aug 20, 2020 at 17:03)
Trail Granite
Lovely trail! Starts off a nice blue with some dark blue features, then transitions to some fun green bits. Great cool slabs, was a nice impression of Vernon. A little dusty.
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Sun2306 (Aug 20, 2020 at 17:03)
Trail Granite
Lovely trail! Starts off a nice blue with some dark blue features, then transitions to some fun green bits. Great cool slabs, was a nice impression of Vernon. A little dusty.
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Sun2306 (Aug 20, 2020 at 17:03)
Trail Granite
Lovely trail! Starts off a nice blue with some dark blue features, then transitions to some fun green bits. Great cool slabs, was a nice impression of Vernon. A little dusty.
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jasonw (Aug 14, 2020 at 4:22)
Trail 36
All technical features have long since rotted out. Great fun. Mostly a black trail though with once good steep 20 metres that is double black.
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jasonw (Aug 14, 2020 at 4:20)
Trail Fraidy Cat
One of the harder trails around. Bit over graded as mostly a black but good fun. Few nice steep sections.
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jasonw (Aug 14, 2020 at 4:18)
Trail Upper Ed
Ok trail. Nothing to write home about. Mostly a blue trail.
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jasonw (Aug 14, 2020 at 4:18)
Trail Upper Ed
Ok trail. Nothing to write home about. Mostly a blue trail.
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jasonw (Aug 14, 2020 at 4:18)
Trail Upper Ed
Ok trail. Nothing to write home about. Mostly a blue trail.
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jasonw (Aug 14, 2020 at 4:17)
Trail Big Ed
Not the best trail. Mostly a blue trail, with a few olds stunts (mostly rotted out). Lots of traversing, to a bit of up, to a bit of down. Good to do once but not worth the effort for another lap. Way over graded.
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jasonw (Aug 14, 2020 at 4:17)
Trail Big Ed
Not the best trail. Mostly a blue trail, with a few olds stunts (mostly rotted out). Lots of traversing, to a bit of up, to a bit of down. Good to do once but not worth the effort for another lap. Way over graded.
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jkor (Aug 4, 2020 at 16:12)
Trail Granite
Agree, basically a blue trail. A nice ride!!
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jkor (Aug 4, 2020 at 16:12)
Trail Granite
Agree, basically a blue trail. A nice ride!!
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jkor (Aug 4, 2020 at 16:12)
Trail Granite
Agree, basically a blue trail. A nice ride!!
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peterknie (Jul 26, 2020 at 8:21)
Trail Corral Trail
This is a black run, maybe blue. Definitely not an easy run.
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peterknie (Jul 26, 2020 at 8:21)
Trail Corral Trail
This is a black run, maybe blue. Definitely not an easy run.
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gabjarry (Jul 20, 2020 at 20:38)
Trail Fraidy Cat
One of my favourite trail in the Okanagan! So much fun.
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rahrider (Jul 17, 2020 at 10:19)
Trail Big Ed
More of a black than double black. A few old stunts in a state of mild disrepair. Plenty of loan, roots, rocks and fun.
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rahrider (Jul 17, 2020 at 10:19)
Trail Big Ed
More of a black than double black. A few old stunts in a state of mild disrepair. Plenty of loan, roots, rocks and fun.
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Dirtbiketrailfairy (Jul 7, 2020 at 6:51)
Trail Moto DH
The singletrack dirtbike trails are very active in this area just so everyone is aware
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joshuro (Jun 20, 2020 at 17:22)
Trail No Boats
Really fun blue, obstacles have an easy way around.
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joshuro (Jun 20, 2020 at 17:20)
Trail 36
This trail is a blast and probably my favorite at Kal park. Lots of epic rock faces and fun drops.
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joshuro (Jun 20, 2020 at 17:14)
Trail Fraidy Cat
Very fun trail, and it's probably the steepest one at Kal Park; at least it feels that way. A lot of sections that you can overthink, but try not to and just send it!
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guccisnipes (May 28, 2020 at 21:03)
Trail Fraidy Cat
gnarly...
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hansbauck (May 25, 2020 at 9:57)
Trail The Mantle
Very technical climb to some fun blue slabs. Spicy finish.
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hansbauck (May 25, 2020 at 9:57)
Trail The Mantle
Very technical climb to some fun blue slabs. Spicy finish.
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ScottPratico (May 21, 2020 at 11:01)
Trail Fraidy Cat
Can confirm need for brakes on this one. Avoid when wet.
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joshuro (May 20, 2020 at 22:19)
I've only climbed it, never went down. It's not a bad climb and it looks like going down it would be fun.
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joshuro (May 20, 2020 at 22:17)
Considering the distance of it, this climb is easy to do. Whoever built the trail knew what they were doing, the way it's built makes it a breeze.
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joshuro (May 20, 2020 at 22:17)
Considering the distance of it, this climb is easy to do. Whoever built the trail knew what they were doing, the way it's built makes it a breeze.
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joshuro (May 20, 2020 at 22:17)
Considering the distance of it, this climb is easy to do. Whoever built the trail knew what they were doing, the way it's built makes it a breeze.
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joshuro (May 20, 2020 at 22:15)
Very fun trail, but sadly it's over before you know it.
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Bigmax (May 18, 2020 at 15:59)
Great flow, really enjoyed this one. The only DH trail in the network I enjoyed more was the top half of Granite.
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Fuzzxy (May 18, 2020 at 9:54)
Was clear did it yesterday . Nothing special .
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Fuzzxy (May 18, 2020 at 9:54)
Was clear did it yesterday . Nothing special .
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Fuzzxy (May 18, 2020 at 9:54)
Was clear did it yesterday . Nothing special .
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Fuzzxy (May 18, 2020 at 9:52)
Started on the predator ridge side . Was a sign up saying no bikes .. forgot about that and moved on . What a fun flowy trail ! Minimal climbs . Great views of the gold course . Great trail !
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Forforksake (Apr 5, 2020 at 22:58)
Trail is still closed as of april 5th 2020
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Forforksake (Apr 5, 2020 at 22:58)
Trail is still closed as of april 5th 2020
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Forforksake (Apr 5, 2020 at 22:58)
Trail is still closed as of april 5th 2020
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Bigsnippa (Nov 17, 2019 at 17:41)
Trail Hammered Cow
Big traverse section in the middle, the goods are really till the end
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Bigsnippa (Nov 17, 2019 at 17:41)
Trail Hammered Cow
Big traverse section in the middle, the goods are really till the end
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balgruuf (Sep 15, 2019 at 15:07)
Trail Granite
This trail is really beautiful and lots of fun to ride down. Maybe lacking in interesting trail features lower down, but I'd say its at least worth checking out. I would also recommend The Mantle if you want some more interesting rock features at the top. Don't let the double black rating and all the scary signs deter you, its not that bad. Granite is certainly a blue trail by my standards though, especially in the second half (although I'm coming from the North Shore so maybe we just rate things differently).
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balgruuf (Sep 15, 2019 at 15:07)
Trail Granite
This trail is really beautiful and lots of fun to ride down. Maybe lacking in interesting trail features lower down, but I'd say its at least worth checking out. I would also recommend The Mantle if you want some more interesting rock features at the top. Don't let the double black rating and all the scary signs deter you, its not that bad. Granite is certainly a blue trail by my standards though, especially in the second half (although I'm coming from the North Shore so maybe we just rate things differently).
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balgruuf (Sep 15, 2019 at 15:07)
Trail Granite
This trail is really beautiful and lots of fun to ride down. Maybe lacking in interesting trail features lower down, but I'd say its at least worth checking out. I would also recommend The Mantle if you want some more interesting rock features at the top. Don't let the double black rating and all the scary signs deter you, its not that bad. Granite is certainly a blue trail by my standards though, especially in the second half (although I'm coming from the North Shore so maybe we just rate things differently).
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balgruuf (Sep 15, 2019 at 14:59)
Trail The Mantle
Great trail! Definitely my favorite part of Predator Ridge. Other than the chute at the end the trail is certainly a single black though.
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balgruuf (Sep 15, 2019 at 14:59)
Trail The Mantle
Great trail! Definitely my favorite part of Predator Ridge. Other than the chute at the end the trail is certainly a single black though.
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Wificationish (Sep 14, 2019 at 15:11)
Trail Fraidy Cat
Nice steep sections! Make sure your brakes are in tip top shape
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transition101 (Sep 4, 2019 at 19:08)
Trail The Mantle
Great trail if it was marked properly! Needs some maintenance on the lower half after the rain.
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transition101 (Sep 4, 2019 at 19:08)
Trail The Mantle
Great trail if it was marked properly! Needs some maintenance on the lower half after the rain.
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R26 (Aug 26, 2019 at 21:50)
The pinch climbs of this trail really hurt after a day in the bike park, but that’s when I’ve ridden it. Call it training!! It’s a bit of fun regardless.
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R26 (Aug 26, 2019 at 21:50)
The pinch climbs of this trail really hurt after a day in the bike park, but that’s when I’ve ridden it. Call it training!! It’s a bit of fun regardless.
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R26 (Aug 26, 2019 at 21:50)
The pinch climbs of this trail really hurt after a day in the bike park, but that’s when I’ve ridden it. Call it training!! It’s a bit of fun regardless.
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R26 (Aug 26, 2019 at 21:40)
Trail Granite
We enjoyed Granite a lot but it was nowhere near a proper black run in difficulty. I understand the comments about exposure, but there wasn’t much exposure to speak of…
Black or blue, it’s fun and the climb proved pretty quick to ascend.
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R26 (Aug 26, 2019 at 21:40)
Trail Granite
We enjoyed Granite a lot but it was nowhere near a proper black run in difficulty. I understand the comments about exposure, but there wasn’t much exposure to speak of…
Black or blue, it’s fun and the climb proved pretty quick to ascend.
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R26 (Aug 26, 2019 at 21:40)
Trail Granite
We enjoyed Granite a lot but it was nowhere near a proper black run in difficulty. I understand the comments about exposure, but there wasn’t much exposure to speak of…
Black or blue, it’s fun and the climb proved pretty quick to ascend.
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RevJim (Jul 20, 2019 at 17:07)
Great ride or hike for all ages
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daneargan (Jul 5, 2019 at 19:41)
Does this trail exist? I have the only ride log from a couple years back and I never found the connector trail.
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daneargan (Jul 5, 2019 at 19:41)
Does this trail exist? I have the only ride log from a couple years back and I never found the connector trail.
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rmsraven (Jun 10, 2021 at 9:55)
It does now. Just cleared everything a few weeks ago and you can pedal up instead of pushing bike up onto the knoll.
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rmsraven (Jun 10, 2021 at 9:55)
It does now. Just cleared everything a few weeks ago and you can pedal up instead of pushing bike up onto the knoll.
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maxl0ckwod (Jun 12, 2019 at 16:18)
Trail Hammered Cow
One of the best trails up at sovereign I’ve never seen such hard core DH definitely a must ride for all the senders
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maxl0ckwod (Jun 12, 2019 at 16:18)
Trail Hammered Cow
One of the best trails up at sovereign I’ve never seen such hard core DH definitely a must ride for all the senders
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Vdog101 (Jun 11, 2019 at 19:48)
Trail Granite
Loved this trail, well made and fun! A good loop ride if you ride up "The ridge" trail.
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Vdog101 (Jun 11, 2019 at 19:48)
Trail Granite
Loved this trail, well made and fun! A good loop ride if you ride up "The ridge" trail.
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Vdog101 (Jun 11, 2019 at 19:48)
Trail Granite
Loved this trail, well made and fun! A good loop ride if you ride up "The ridge" trail.
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Vdog101 (Jun 11, 2019 at 19:46)
Trail The Mantle
Great trail, technical at times, I recommend taking this if you like to push yourself a bit. Would say it's closer to a single black in my experience.
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Vdog101 (Jun 11, 2019 at 19:46)
Trail The Mantle
Great trail, technical at times, I recommend taking this if you like to push yourself a bit. Would say it's closer to a single black in my experience.
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Vdog101 (Jun 11, 2019 at 19:44)
Great trail to get you to "Granite" and "The Mantle". Not a bad climb, well marked.
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Vdog101 (Jun 11, 2019 at 19:44)
Great trail to get you to "Granite" and "The Mantle". Not a bad climb, well marked.
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Vdog101 (Jun 11, 2019 at 19:44)
Great trail to get you to "Granite" and "The Mantle". Not a bad climb, well marked.
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edwardbear (Jun 9, 2019 at 15:48)
Trail Fraidy Cat
took out tree just before double D . not to imba standards but passable if you had the skills for the previous section. feel free to finish it.
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ssphillips (Apr 30, 2019 at 20:57)
Is parking allowed in the main Predator Ridge parking lot?
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ssphillips (Apr 30, 2019 at 20:57)
Is parking allowed in the main Predator Ridge parking lot?
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ssphillips (Apr 30, 2019 at 20:57)
Is parking allowed in the main Predator Ridge parking lot?
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Wificationish (Apr 28, 2019 at 19:22)
Trail Granite
Decent trail, but there isn't any steep exposure like it says. Trail description is way off, should be a blue trail.
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Wificationish (Apr 28, 2019 at 19:22)
Trail Granite
Decent trail, but there isn't any steep exposure like it says. Trail description is way off, should be a blue trail.
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Wificationish (Apr 28, 2019 at 19:22)
Trail Granite
Decent trail, but there isn't any steep exposure like it says. Trail description is way off, should be a blue trail.
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b1gd0m (Apr 21, 2019 at 16:11)
Trail No Boats
Really run little ripper. Drops are more black, not double black - both about 4-5 ft.
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b1gd0m (Apr 21, 2019 at 16:08)
Trail 36
Probably my favorite double black in the park - lots of steep chutes and faces with good ride-outs and enough mellow sections in between to regain your composure before the next dive. Fantastic flow to the trail, a real thriller.
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b1gd0m (Apr 21, 2019 at 16:04)
Trail Fraidy Cat
Fun for a double black but a lot of exposure with high consequence.
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b1gd0m (Apr 21, 2019 at 16:00)
Trail Big Ed
Great trail - old school rowdy tech with lots of features such as elevated log skinnies, ladder bridges and ladder drops. Just a bit too much traversing and climbing for my liking - kills the flow and momentum.
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b1gd0m (Apr 21, 2019 at 16:00)
Trail Big Ed
Great trail - old school rowdy tech with lots of features such as elevated log skinnies, ladder bridges and ladder drops. Just a bit too much traversing and climbing for my liking - kills the flow and momentum.
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taprider (Jan 26, 2019 at 9:20)
I did a similar adjacent to the south last year
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taprider (Jan 26, 2019 at 9:19)
looks like a good loop
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ganjaguru (Nov 13, 2018 at 12:09)
Trail Granite
Shout out to the trail developers. Holla! What a great ride!
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ganjaguru (Nov 13, 2018 at 12:09)
Trail Granite
Shout out to the trail developers. Holla! What a great ride!
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ganjaguru (Nov 13, 2018 at 12:09)
Trail Granite
Shout out to the trail developers. Holla! What a great ride!
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skinnyg (Oct 28, 2018 at 9:30)
Trail Granite
Don’t take this trail for granite. It’s gneiss.
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skinnyg (Oct 28, 2018 at 9:30)
Trail Granite
Don’t take this trail for granite. It’s gneiss.
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skinnyg (Oct 28, 2018 at 9:30)
Trail Granite
Don’t take this trail for granite. It’s gneiss.
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hansbauck (Oct 8, 2018 at 6:38)
Trail Granite
Not sure how to rate this. Reasonably fun, though would have been much much better as a hand built trail. The description is way off, as most places I've ridden this would be a green trail, or very easy blue and there is no exposure nor difficult slabs. We was disappointed as we were expecting a bit of a challenge. My wife is a complete newbie and rode the entire trail without issue.

There are some nice views though.
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hansbauck (Oct 8, 2018 at 6:38)
Trail Granite
Not sure how to rate this. Reasonably fun, though would have been much much better as a hand built trail. The description is way off, as most places I've ridden this would be a green trail, or very easy blue and there is no exposure nor difficult slabs. We was disappointed as we were expecting a bit of a challenge. My wife is a complete newbie and rode the entire trail without issue.

There are some nice views though.
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hansbauck (Oct 8, 2018 at 6:38)
Trail Granite
Not sure how to rate this. Reasonably fun, though would have been much much better as a hand built trail. The description is way off, as most places I've ridden this would be a green trail, or very easy blue and there is no exposure nor difficult slabs. We was disappointed as we were expecting a bit of a challenge. My wife is a complete newbie and rode the entire trail without issue.

There are some nice views though.
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suezq (Oct 18, 2018 at 16:46)
Trail Granite
It sounds like you were on a different trail
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suezq (Oct 18, 2018 at 16:46)
Trail Granite
It sounds like you were on a different trail
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suezq (Oct 18, 2018 at 16:46)
Trail Granite
It sounds like you were on a different trail
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hansbauck (Oct 20, 2018 at 8:26)
Trail Granite
No, definitely not. Chatted with some other guys from the Kootenays and they said the same thing
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hansbauck (Oct 20, 2018 at 8:26)
Trail Granite
No, definitely not. Chatted with some other guys from the Kootenays and they said the same thing
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hansbauck (Oct 20, 2018 at 8:26)
Trail Granite
No, definitely not. Chatted with some other guys from the Kootenays and they said the same thing
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BrianGoertzen1993 (Sep 19, 2018 at 13:06)
Trail Upper Ed
Access road closed due to logging
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BrianGoertzen1993 (Sep 19, 2018 at 13:06)
Trail Upper Ed
Access road closed due to logging
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BrianGoertzen1993 (Sep 19, 2018 at 13:06)
Trail Upper Ed
Access road closed due to logging
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taouin FOSS (Sep 14, 2018 at 17:44)
Trail Granite
This is an amazing trail. Mix flow and tech with a lot of rocks. A must ride for everybody. Only downside it’s too short... So we ride it twice.
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taouin FOSS (Sep 14, 2018 at 17:44)
Trail Granite
This is an amazing trail. Mix flow and tech with a lot of rocks. A must ride for everybody. Only downside it’s too short... So we ride it twice.
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taouin FOSS (Sep 14, 2018 at 17:44)
Trail Granite
This is an amazing trail. Mix flow and tech with a lot of rocks. A must ride for everybody. Only downside it’s too short... So we ride it twice.
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dialedrides (Jul 16, 2018 at 5:50)
This trail has been extended (on the map) all the way to Dormie Point (now includes Dormie Pt. Connector and Upper Ellison Connector) to reflect the new trail naming system by Predator Ridge.
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dialedrides (Jul 11, 2018 at 15:24)
This trail name has been changed from Parkway to Ridge Trail. It now includes the section of trail formerly known as Outlook Cabin. Follow this route to the top of Granite Trail.
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dialedrides (Jul 11, 2018 at 15:24)
This trail name has been changed from Parkway to Ridge Trail. It now includes the section of trail formerly known as Outlook Cabin. Follow this route to the top of Granite Trail.
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dialedrides (Jul 11, 2018 at 15:24)
This trail name has been changed from Parkway to Ridge Trail. It now includes the section of trail formerly known as Outlook Cabin. Follow this route to the top of Granite Trail.
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jimbill (Jun 17, 2018 at 19:41)
This is not a green trail. It is a solid Blue. Especially as a climb.
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edwardbear (May 3, 2018 at 7:31)
Trail Cabin
Lake bypass is beauty. Nice work.
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edwardbear (May 2, 2018 at 18:39)
wow, that is a big slide. anything below it is truly dangerous. i am surprised parks has not closed this area.
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cdnmtbkr (Sep 19, 2017 at 15:26)
The
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cdnmtbkr (Sep 19, 2017 at 15:26)
The
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cdnmtbkr (Sep 19, 2017 at 15:26)
The
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modjoe23 (Jun 12, 2017 at 13:28)
I only ask as there have been a few school trips to Ellison in the past few weeks. Maybe someone should notify WildsafeBC, just in case.
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modjoe23 (Jun 11, 2017 at 22:24)
What direction did they head off towards?
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ahesk (Jun 11, 2017 at 20:08)
A black bear with two cubs were spotted today a the start of the new Ellison connector trail. Excellent ride today.
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grolsch (May 25, 2017 at 12:29)
Tree down before turn off to typical situation
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grolsch (May 25, 2017 at 12:27)
Two trees down about halfway up
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grolsch (May 25, 2017 at 12:27)
Two trees down about halfway up
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grolsch (May 25, 2017 at 12:27)
Two trees down about halfway up
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krishaw (Oct 23, 2016 at 8:04)
Which end should you start at?
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modjoe23 (Oct 23, 2016 at 10:21)
You can park up at the Fitness centre at Predator ridge and ride the Dormie Point road to the start of the Dormie Point trail but then you finish with the climb back up or park at Ellison and start with the climb. Coming from Kelowna it maybe better to start at the top.
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grambone (Aug 28, 2016 at 11:07)
Trail You and Me
This is a nice easy trail for novice riders. A great route to climb to the top of this area.
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session1080 (Aug 5, 2016 at 22:11)
Trail Moto DH
it is a labyrinth of moto trails! good fun though
don't let the DH fool you all mountain rig is best
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robe (Apr 16, 2016 at 11:09)
TURBO!!!!
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aceface17 (Mar 16, 2016 at 22:19)
Trail Moto DH
nice trail
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vikb (Oct 18, 2015 at 14:47)
Trail Nature Trail
Pretty fun. Lots of flow and enough rock features to keep things interesting.
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PezAnderson (Jul 9, 2015 at 17:02)
Trail No Boats
That is one huge tree down across trail .... my suggestion is to leave it there and make a feature off of it ... one for Advanced and one for intermediates ... you dont get a tree down like that very often
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dosagushi (Mar 26, 2015 at 22:40)
Trail 36
Used to be more fun,
all the structures in those pictures here were taken down.
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lalena SHORE CORPS (Aug 5, 2014 at 20:29)
Nothing like a morning ride, followed by a refreshing dip in the lake at a beach that doesn't tend to get too busy.
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lalena SHORE CORPS (Aug 5, 2014 at 20:29)
Nothing like a morning ride, followed by a refreshing dip in the lake at a beach that doesn't tend to get too busy.
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Paradise Trail46 ft
Village Walk499 ft
Tin Tin577 ft
XC parking lot connector203 ft
Ridge Walk843 ft
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Pond Loop873 ft
High Rim Trail - Upper Kal Park190 ft
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Crosstown Traffic46 ft
3 Rings315 ft
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3 Rings1,565 ft
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Cosens Bay Express561 ft
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Kidston Road Walking Path997 ft
Corral Trail318 ft
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Longspoon Bay479 ft
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Birdie Connect164 ft
Birdie Lake Loop1,332 ft
Out Look Cabin Trail2,520 ft
Predator Paved Trail748 ft
Out Look Cabin Trail4,905 ft
Granite2 miles
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The Mantle823 ft
Granite75 ft
The Mantle1,972 ft
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Out Look Cabin Trail2,247 ft
Blisters Sisters1,699 ft
You and Me to Blister's Sister Connector1,020 ft
You and Me102 ft
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Nature Trail Connector958 ft
Nature Trail2,917 ft

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More Stats for Ballz Memorial Ride '19 mountain bike route
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  • Grade min
    58%
  • Distance climb
    30 miles
  • Distance down
    35 miles
  • Distance flat
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