16.9 miles
Distance
3,950 ft
Climb
-3,968 ft
Descent
4,519 ft
High Point

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Detailed Description
Big Ed Loop is a 17 mile less popular intermediate route located near Kelowna British Columbia. This mountain bike only route and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 26 trails. This route climbs 3,950 ft with a max elevation of 4,519 ft then descends -3,968 ft.
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36 Reviews & Comments

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kieraneglin (May 22, 2022 at 14:07)
Trail Jimmy Thang
Definitely a black trail. Mostly manageable, but there are a few tricky sections with high exposure/consequences. If you've never done it before just keep your speed in check
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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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averagejoebenmtb (May 10, 2022 at 15:04)
Trail Pali Gap
according to trailforks this is a climbing trail, but also part of the killer king route descent. riding down is allowed? thanks
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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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francks (Apr 7, 2022 at 13:04)
Tree down onto trail near the lower end of the DH on Reghers climb
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francks (Apr 7, 2022 at 13:04)
Tree down onto trail near the lower end of the DH on Reghers climb
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francks (Apr 7, 2022 at 13:04)
Tree down onto trail near the lower end of the DH on Reghers climb
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francks (Apr 7, 2022 at 13:04)
Tree down onto trail near the lower end of the DH on Reghers climb
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Djmallett (Oct 2, 2021 at 15:49)
Should be blue. It’s a challenging climb.
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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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edwardbear (Jul 8, 2021 at 18:30)
Trail Pali Gap
where is 'paid ' crew?
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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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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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rahrider (Jul 17, 2020 at 10:21)
Trail Tombstone
Favorite trail here. Loamy corners and fun rocks. Barely used my brakes the whole way.
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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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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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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 16:11)
Trail Stone Free
Great trail a technical challenge every couple meteres. Would ride again 4,6
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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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Mckenz (Jun 2, 2019 at 7:33)
Trail Tombstone
In
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Pitonpete (May 29, 2019 at 19:28)
Trail Jimmy Thang
worst trail in Kal Park. Old deer trail
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b1gd0m (Apr 21, 2019 at 16:09)
Trail Jimmy Thang
Super exposed with some nasty tight switchbacks and off camber traversing. Not my cup of tea.
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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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honeybudger (May 8, 2018 at 13:07)
Trail Pali Gap
Has anyone been through paligap to Big ED ?
Is it ridable ?
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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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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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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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DKPedersen (Apr 3, 2018 at 13:40)
Trail Gingerly
Lower switchbacks are dry
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pbuser25757 (Oct 19, 2017 at 18:52)
Started at cougar climbing park lot, up tracked lower stone free and rim trail...as the sun rose at 730am today, the moist colourful forest was Amazing
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martyzaleski (Aug 5, 2017 at 21:11)
Trail Tombstone
Super fun XC connection. Lots of fun little drops and rolls off basalt knobs.
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martyzaleski (Aug 5, 2017 at 21:09)
Trail Pali Gap
Well built XC climb. Newer sections should buff out with a bit more bike traffic.
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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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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Big Ed Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -18 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,549 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,757 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,739 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -78.3%
  • Grade min
    142.5%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,069 ft
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