18.8 miles
Distance
4,066 ft
Climb
-4,059 ft
Descent
4,519 ft
High Point

This is the more difficult version of Honest Ed, including the very technical Fraidy Cat / 36DD trails after Big Ed.

Not for the faint of heart

Detailed Description
Honest Ed EXPERT ONLY Epic Loop is a 19 mile popular extreme route located near Kelowna British Columbia. This mountain bike only route and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 40 trails. This route climbs 4,066 ft with a max elevation of 4,519 ft then descends -4,059 ft.
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50 Reviews & Comments

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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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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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perryg (Apr 14, 2022 at 23:02)
Trail 36
It's in awesome shape right now, get it!
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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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FrothyWizard (Jul 23, 2021 at 22:06)
Trail 36
As others have said this trail is mostly a single black but a chunky steep section with a few turns in it earns it a double black rating.
There are three sections with rock features which depending on line choice can be anywhere from blue to 'chill double black' difficultly.
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FrothyWizard (Jul 23, 2021 at 21:59)
Trail Fraidy Cat
If you like chutes and steeps you will have fun and will consider this a single black.
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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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riderofthegnar (Jul 12, 2021 at 22:18)
The local trail association for this ride is NOCS (nocs.ca).
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prodigalson (Jul 2, 2021 at 13:57)
Trail 36
Good fun, probably deserves the rating-loose and steep in places, some small, steppy drops, one blind corner near the bottom where you’ll wanna creep into it….
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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 4:22)
Trail 36
All technical features have long since rotted out. Great fun. Mostly a black trail though with once good steep 20 metres that is double black.
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jasonw (Aug 14, 2020 at 4:20)
Trail Fraidy Cat
One of the harder trails around. Bit over graded as mostly a black but good fun. Few nice steep sections.
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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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gabjarry (Jul 20, 2020 at 20:38)
Trail Fraidy Cat
One of my favourite trail in the Okanagan! So much fun.
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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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joshuro (Jun 20, 2020 at 17:20)
Trail 36
This trail is a blast and probably my favorite at Kal park. Lots of epic rock faces and fun drops.
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joshuro (Jun 20, 2020 at 17:14)
Trail Fraidy Cat
Very fun trail, and it's probably the steepest one at Kal Park; at least it feels that way. A lot of sections that you can overthink, but try not to and just send it!
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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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guccisnipes (May 28, 2020 at 21:03)
Trail Fraidy Cat
gnarly...
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ScottPratico (May 21, 2020 at 11:01)
Trail Fraidy Cat
Can confirm need for brakes on this one. Avoid when wet.
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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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Wificationish (Sep 14, 2019 at 15:11)
Trail Fraidy Cat
Nice steep sections! Make sure your brakes are in tip top shape
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edwardbear (Jun 9, 2019 at 15:48)
Trail Fraidy Cat
took out tree just before double D . not to imba standards but passable if you had the skills for the previous section. feel free to finish it.
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Mckenz (Jun 2, 2019 at 7:33)
Trail Tombstone
In
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b1gd0m (Apr 21, 2019 at 16:08)
Trail 36
Probably my favorite double black in the park - lots of steep chutes and faces with good ride-outs and enough mellow sections in between to regain your composure before the next dive. Fantastic flow to the trail, a real thriller.
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b1gd0m (Apr 21, 2019 at 16:04)
Trail Fraidy Cat
Fun for a double black but a lot of exposure with high consequence.
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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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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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DKPedersen (Apr 3, 2018 at 13:40)
Trail Gingerly
Lower switchbacks are dry
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DKPedersen (Apr 3, 2018 at 13:40)
Trail Gingerly
Lower switchbacks are dry
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DKPedersen (Apr 3, 2018 at 13:39)
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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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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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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dosagushi (Mar 26, 2015 at 22:40)
Trail 36
Used to be more fun,
all the structures in those pictures here were taken down.
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lalena SHORE CORPS (Aug 5, 2014 at 20:29)
Nothing like a morning ride, followed by a refreshing dip in the lake at a beach that doesn't tend to get too busy.
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lalena SHORE CORPS (Aug 5, 2014 at 20:29)
Nothing like a morning ride, followed by a refreshing dip in the lake at a beach that doesn't tend to get too busy.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Honest Ed EXPERT ONLY Epic Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,288 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,635 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,640 ft
  • Grade max
    -91.4%
  • Grade min
    50.8%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
Stone Free
Jan 19, 2023 @ 12:45pm
Jan 19, 2023
A little rough but quite rideable.
Broken Bits
Dec 30, 2022 @ 4:13pm
Dec 30, 2022
Machine groomed
Gingerly
Dec 30, 2022 @ 4:11pm
Dec 30, 2022
Machine groomed.
Crosstown Traffic
Dec 30, 2022 @ 8:13am
Dec 30, 2022
Machine groomed
High Rim Trail - Lower Kal Park (Bear Valley)
Dec 29, 2022 @ 9:29am
Dec 29, 2022
Hard frozen snow, good grip, slightly rough from footprints
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