8.5 miles
Distance
1,851 ft
Climb
-1,847 ft
Descent
2,547 ft
High Point

Unsanctioned. Trail is on natural terrain and is not "built" to any standard per se.

This trail is jammed packed with technical features and is only suitable for experienced and competent riders. The technical features are generally on bedrock so traction is good for staying in control, but ride with caution - particularly on your first time around. This trail links unique and incredible bedrock terrain. Highlight view points include: Egg Rock, Jug-Haul / Grand Canyon, Cave Hill, and Behemoth.

Consider starting at the top/south end of Evergreen, then head up G-Spot. Look for the marked blue-rocks very near the top of G-Spot - follow those all the way until you finally reach the Electrical ROW which you then take back to Evergreen. The first time rider will need to really keep an eye open for indications of where the trail leads. Allow 2 hours with brief stops.

The trail runs through both private property and Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park. The trail is not sanctioned, but all entities are aware of the mountain biking in this area and have not closed the trail(s). Let's keep it that way by staying on trail, not building man-made features, and being respectful to wildlife and those on foot. ***As this trail goes through the park, dogs are not allowed.

This route is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

Detailed Description
Climax Loop is a 8 mile less popular expert unsanctioned route located near Penticton British Columbia. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 1,851 ft with a max elevation of 2,547 ft then descends -1,847 ft.

6 Reviews & Comments

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schili (May 14, 2022 at 21:39)
Trail GSpot
Great climb trail. Well done, challenging but not impossible.
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madoxx (May 9, 2022 at 18:17)
Trail Climax
Didn’t really enjoy this other than getting to see some of Skaha’s outer reaches. It has some good moments but a lot of what seems like hiking trail
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aaronkoenig (Jul 14, 2021 at 14:51)
Trail GSpot
We’ll built climb trail that’s not too steep nor technical. It gets a bit steeper on the final stretch but you won’t notice due to the views. There’s also side trails marked EU which I think might mean Easier Up that makes the steeper sections less steep. I love the markings on the rocks too!
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Spyrus (Jun 26, 2021 at 17:51)
Trail Climax
I'm pretty sure the intent of the trail is to tour around the area. The descents are short, quick, and mostly uneventful, and the climbs are prevalent, ongoing and technical. Even when trying to avoid it I had tons of pedal strikes. I can honestly say I was getting frustrated with how it felt like non stop climbing.
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delys (Sep 5, 2020 at 17:49)
Trail Climax
Don’t think climbing up Gspot will reward you with a sweet, flowy descent down Climax; it won’t. Super old school trail your GF will probably hate. No steep drops or super gnarly stuff, just lots of banging around the jaggedy rocks
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Noooah18 (Apr 25, 2020 at 21:02)
Trail GSpot
This is one of my favourite trails in Penticton, it's a tough trail to finesse but feels great once you ride it smoothly. Amazing views of Skaha, and the rest of the valley. Ride GSpot warm up to find the trail head, follow the painted rocks to find the trail.
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    Black Diamond
  • Bike type
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More Stats for Climax Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    2 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,647 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,647 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,650 ft
  • Grade max
    -60.4%
  • Grade min
    63.9%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,131 ft
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Sep 14, 2022 @ 4:59pm
Sep 14, 2022
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May 26, 2022 @ 10:57am
May 26, 2022
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