8.5 miles
Distance
1,686 ft
Climb
-1,685 ft
Descent
3,249 ft
High Point

A great tour of the park with a rewarding descent down HillBilly a classic example of Okanagan single track.

Detailed Description
Classic HillBilly Loop is a 9 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 21 trails. This route climbs 1,686 ft with a max elevation of 3,249 ft then descends -1,685 ft.
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30 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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sketchylibrarian (May 12, 2022 at 8:34)
Trail Hillbilly
Delightfully unaccommodating. Perfect track to burn off groms and wakeboarding coworkers.
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Schwimmwagen (Mar 27, 2022 at 13:34)
Trail Pink Hwy
Great till about 500m before Lookout, mushy snow on the ground, needs another week or two to melt.
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Barretw (Nov 10, 2021 at 20:34)
Trail Connector
Really fun trail, highly recommended!
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bikesrfun1 (Aug 8, 2021 at 13:33)
Trail Earring
The top of the trail from Race Classic to Hillbilly is not a blue trail. There are some very technical and difficult descents, including some near vertical drops. This is mixed with some flat pedal sections over loose rock that are highly unpleasant.

Below the Hillbilly junction, the trail becomes fast and flowy and is a great intermediate ride.
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tankthegladiator (May 11, 2021 at 21:21)
Trail Earring
Upper Earring is more Black than Blue. Not for Novices, unless they like walking. True Blue almost Green from Middle Bench down.
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Brianball1234 (May 1, 2021 at 20:29)
Boring.
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Nbarby (Apr 20, 2021 at 19:54)
Trail Hillbilly
Lots of trees down right now. Prepare to climb over a tree every few corners.
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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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Gluz MTBco (Apr 10, 2021 at 18:57)
Trail Hillbilly
Riding well however several trees down at various points.
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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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Scottpoz (Aug 24, 2020 at 15:03)
Trail Connector
For what Crawford offers, Connector is the awesome trail. Will be my regular ride there!
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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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rex1277 (May 31, 2019 at 12:04)
Trail Galloping
Watch for off leash dogs who dont behave and hikers who feel the need to stop you and explain that. Ringing your bell for 50m behind them and slowing down to a walking speed just doesnt cut it for some because clearly it's their trail.
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rex1277 (May 31, 2019 at 12:04)
Trail Galloping
Watch for off leash dogs who dont behave and hikers who feel the need to stop you and explain that. Ringing your bell for 50m behind them and slowing down to a walking speed just doesnt cut it for some because clearly it's their trail.
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Mausserk (May 18, 2019 at 14:38)
Trail Earring
More technical rocky sections linked with flat rocky sections! Dry, rocky, and awesome.
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srbfromyyc (Aug 9, 2018 at 21:16)
Trail Connector
Great trail. Best ridden downhill from the start at pink highway. Lots of fun slickrock sections with a few small drops.
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fuckingsteve (Jun 17, 2018 at 20:44)
Trail Hillbilly
Great piece of trail. Has flow if you're fast, and oh no, maybe you have to put a pedal stroke or two in. Highly recommended.
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MastaDav (Apr 21, 2018 at 17:39)
Trail Hillbilly
The top section of this trail was really nice before the “hillbilly-pink highway connector”, the bushes were beaten back nicely and had some decent flow, but below that connection the bushes are quite overgrown and the trail is rather rocky.
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bendorrigan (Oct 14, 2017 at 14:27)
Trail Hillbilly
Terrible piece of trail. No flow and tons of flat and uphill sections. Not recommended.
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papawheelie (Jun 15, 2016 at 16:17)
Trail Earring
Tree across trail near the very end. Otherwise its awesome as usual
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QuesodelDiablo (Oct 14, 2015 at 13:56)
Trail Hillbilly
Trail is in great shape but there's a fair amount of deadfall.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    3
More Stats for Classic HillBilly Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,731 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,731 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,732 ft
  • Grade max
    -48.2%
  • Grade min
    35.3%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,172 ft
Avg: 2.4 (5 votes)
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