20 miles
Distance
5,632 ft
Climb
-5,632 ft
Descent
4,522 ft
High Point

This is the legend. The big epic loop all the way up Stone Free and down Big Ed. Be sure to budget enough time for this big ride, most riders will require several hours to finish.

This is the easier of the Big Ed options, but is still an advanced route and will present a big challenge for most riders.

Look forward to 2016 when Pali Gap will connect Stone Free Again to Tombstone with one long continuous singletrack, eliminating the need to go on any roads!

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North Okanagan Cycling Society (bikevernon.squarespace.com)
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Honest Ed Epic Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,286 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,633 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,633 ft
  • Grade max
    -91.309%
  • Grade min
    55.844%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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Trail Conditions
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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