10.6 miles
Distance
1,731 ft
Climb
-4,680 ft
Descent
4,238 ft
High Point

***Exact course may differ, this is a guideline only!***

Want to know what went down at the BC Enduro Series in summer of 2015? This is it

This route was the full first day of BC Enduro Series in Vernon. An amazing selection of some of our best trails, starting with the classic Big Ed, followed up with the very technical 36DD. From there you climb up to the fast flow of Twista and No Boats, and then climb again up Stone Free to Twisted Sister, then on down through Black Powder and on to the beach!

Can a day get any better than this?

http://www.bcenduro.com/bc-vernon.html

Detailed Description
BCES Vernon Day 1 | Complete Day is a 11 mile extreme race route located near Kelowna British Columbia. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 20 trails. This route climbs 1,731 ft with a max elevation of 4,238 ft then descends -4,680 ft.
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46 Reviews & Comments

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wmacdoug (May 13, 2022 at 8:51)
Trail Stone Free
Tree down between 5th or 6th switchback from top
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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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perryg (Apr 14, 2022 at 23:02)
Trail 36
It's in awesome shape right now, get it!
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Djmallett (Oct 2, 2021 at 15:49)
Should be blue. It’s a challenging climb.
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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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overcomer (Jul 15, 2021 at 9:21)
Trail Stone Free
Some downed trees near the top. You can get over or under them
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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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prodigalson (Jul 2, 2021 at 13:54)
Trail Stone Free
Fantastic climbing trail-enough tech to keep you on your toes but totally reasonable grade. Same goes for upper Stone Free which is less tech but a steady grade.
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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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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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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 4:17)
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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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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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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palepage (Jun 16, 2020 at 19:33)
Trail Stone Free
3 trees down on trail as of 10am 16/06/20
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guccisnipes (May 28, 2020 at 21:03)
Trail Fraidy Cat
gnarly...
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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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ministering-angel (Oct 23, 2019 at 19:04)
Trail Stone Free
Great techy trail, perfect amount of challenge you need in a blue run, would ride again for sure!! ????????
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valour59 Simpcw (Oct 23, 2019 at 16:13)
Pretty fun for most part it was blue but a couple small hard its. 5,6
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valour59 Simpcw (Oct 23, 2019 at 16:11)
Trail Stone Free
Great trail a technical challenge every couple meteres. Would ride again 4,6
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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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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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edwardbear (Jun 9, 2019 at 15:44)
Trail South Park
found a chromag part on trail between southpark and bear valley. need it?
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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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KJBOSS (Sep 18, 2018 at 13:10)
Trail Stone Free
Brown bear at 8:30am. Right at the meadow in front of the Entrance of Stone Free.
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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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pbuser25757 (Oct 19, 2017 at 18:55)
Being from
Nelson, this is a fun Flowy trail down
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kkqfriesen (Jul 8, 2017 at 11:51)
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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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getouttheretoo (May 7, 2015 at 7:38)
Trail Stone Free
There is a tree down at the bottom of the trail where you climb up out of the parking lot to head to Sidewinder. I saw it Wednesday at noon, it isn't too big but needs to be cut out as I couldn't move it.
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dosagushi (Mar 26, 2015 at 22:45)
Trail Twista
Fast and Flowy,
this is probably my favourite trail in Kal.
couple laps of this then shoot down into no boats on your way back out.
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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 20:27)
Fun trail to get rowdy on!
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ThatDan (Jul 8, 2014 at 11:15)
This is listed here as a black, but the NOCS signage and their iPhone app clearly indicate it is a Blue.
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canadaka Trailforks (Jul 8, 2014 at 11:16)
thanks for the info, I will approve your update now.
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  • Primary Activity
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  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
More Stats for BCES Vernon Day 1 | Complete Day mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,948 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,288 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,238 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,289 ft
  • Grade
    -5.3%
  • Grade max
    -87.7%
  • Grade min
    44.2%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,195 ft
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