8.6 miles
Distance
1,564 ft
Climb
-1,560 ft
Descent
4,797 ft
High Point

Cross country loop using all trails on the King Eddy (except Upper Ed) without a shuttle. Park at the Teddy Bear Picnic parking on CJ Express (turn right off the King Eddy FSR at km9.1, cross the cattle guard and park in open area). This route now reflects the updated Upper Teddy Bear and the new Royal Assent trail.

Detailed Description
Crown Loop is a 9 mile popular intermediate route located near Vernon British Columbia. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 1,564 ft with a max elevation of 4,797 ft then descends -1,560 ft.
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15 Reviews & Comments

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kimtaylor (Jun 24, 2022 at 17:55)
Trail Royal Assent
Stellar views and wildflower today. Well worth the climb.
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brumb005 (Oct 23, 2021 at 16:44)
MCA was the highlight of running the Killer King. The views were awesome in every direction. I’m looking forward to biking it next.
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kimtaylor (Jun 2, 2021 at 18:22)
Awesome hand-built single track XC with a long fun descent at the end. Can be combined with many other trails, including some new ones like Upper Teddy Bear and Royal Assent. Well worth checking out!
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troy-hudson (Jun 2, 2021 at 8:18)
June 1st is still tacky and wet in a few sections along the double track. Wicked trail with lots of tech to keep things fun. Great work Randy!
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troy-hudson (Jun 2, 2021 at 8:17)
Trail Royal Assent
Buggy last night but the trail is in wicked shape and connected the new sections with a beauty sunset to end the ride.
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rmsraven (May 31, 2021 at 12:09)
Trail is in excellent shape and all trees cleared as of May 31, 2021. Directional signage for mountain bikers added in 2021 to aid navigation (in both directions).
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ldmrobinson (May 22, 2021 at 14:40)
Many trees down on Teddy Bear’s
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rmsraven (May 31, 2021 at 12:12)
All cleared as of May 29, 2021.
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edwardbear (May 18, 2021 at 16:28)
I concur with robe. enjoyed the trail, the views in a hail/snow storm in may. no snow on the ground.
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robe (Oct 15, 2020 at 14:11)
Beautiful trail high above Vernon, the crown jewel of the plateau. Expert route selection has resulted in a fun, flowy ride with amazing views of the surrounding peaks and valleys. What’s the rush to get back to the sweltering heat of the valley? Ties nicely with Tombstone.
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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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skf88 (Jul 10, 2020 at 18:48)
Cows have destroyed a good chunk. Becareful not to end up on Ravines Ridge hiking trail. It follows the ridgeline. Its quite nice just not good for biking.
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rmsraven (May 31, 2021 at 12:12)
Trail is in excellent shape and is not destroyed by cows. There are three drainage spots that stay wet that are on NOCS radar for attention. I have also added directional signage in both directions to aid navigation because, yes, it was confusing. It is a rocky, technical XC trail and is riding very well right now. That might not be your cup of tea but give it another shot and see what you think....and try out the new climb Royal Assent and descent trail, My Crowning Achievement while you are up there.
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Mckenz (Jun 2, 2019 at 7:33)
Trail Tombstone
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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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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    71
More Stats for Crown Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,037 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,257 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,262 ft
  • Grade max
    -60.9%
  • Grade min
    40.4%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,986 ft
Avg: 4 (3 votes)
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Matt Brooks Rides Tombstone
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Matt speeds down Tombstone, the old Kamloops Bike Ranch down hill course. Shale rocks and fast sections are what you can expect to see...

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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My Crowning Achievement
Sep 20, 2022 @ 9:59am
Sep 20, 2022
Royal Assent
Sep 20, 2022 @ 9:59am
Sep 20, 2022
Tombstone
Sep 9, 2022 @ 4:48pm
Sep 9, 2022
Running great (same as previous report) but now have limbed the entire trail. No eye poking or face scratching limbs.
Teddy Bear's Picnic
Sep 9, 2022 @ 4:46pm
Sep 9, 2022
Running great. Cleared a tree and limbed the entire trail (Upper TB just got brushed by someone else). No cows, no cow paddies, no mud.
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