9 miles
Distance
2,748 ft
Climb
-431 ft
Descent
3,980 ft
High Point

If looking for the 'way to the top' and you do not have a local to show you, you can try to follow this route. Ignore the long listing of trails and simply follow these simple instructions.

Follow the Lookout Loop trail markers to the Lookout (it should be quite obvious when you get there ..)
Begin the descent but hang left, not following the descent of the Lookout Loop (which takes you on 3 Witches or White Rabbit).
Get yourself onto Fred and climb that until Mule Deer.
Climb that until Crow, veer right, staying on Mule Deer until you get to Rusty Muffler.
Hang a left and keep on Rusty until Sidewinder (its a long ways).
Climb Lower Sidewinder up around to the muddy dried up creek, around and push (or MacAskill) up the eroded section.
From here, head left on Cows End. It will turn into grassy 2-track and bring you just shy of Arawana Road. Although you could cross the stream and stand on the road if you really wanted to.
Begin climbing the gravel road (not Arawana Road if you chose to cross the stream), and stick to it for just over 2km. At that point you will (hopefully) spot a trail the crosses. That heads to Sidewinder/Tripod/Jose. Keep climbing the up that road and take the left turn.
Now you are just about there, cruise this bit of road for 50m or so and voila.
You would have passed Rainbow on your right about 20m before the Reservoir.

Good luck!

There are shorter and steeper ways up to Rusty but you always have to take Sidewinder to get up.

Local Trail Association
Penticton and Area Cycling Association (www.bikepenticton.com)
Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance.
donate to earn trail karma!

Comments


Post a Comment



You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login

Trails in Route

Riddle Rd.4,144 ft
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Yellow Brick Road33 ft
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Yellow Brick Road3,766 ft
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Yellow Brick Road1 miles
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Yellow Brick Road1 miles
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Yellow Brick Road2 miles
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Yellow Brick Road2 miles
Three Witches148 ft
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Yellow Brick Road2 miles
Three Witches148 ft
Fred850 ft
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Yellow Brick Road2 miles
Three Witches148 ft
Fred1,096 ft
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Yellow Brick Road2 miles
Three Witches148 ft
Fred1,962 ft
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Yellow Brick Road2 miles
Three Witches148 ft
Fred3,425 ft
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Yellow Brick Road2 miles
Three Witches148 ft
Fred3,812 ft
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Yellow Brick Road2 miles
Three Witches148 ft
Fred3,812 ft
Mule Deer1,594 ft
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Yellow Brick Road2 miles
Three Witches148 ft
Fred3,812 ft
Mule Deer2,310 ft
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Yellow Brick Road2 miles
Three Witches148 ft
Fred3,812 ft
Mule Deer2,310 ft
Rusty Muffler1,398 ft
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Yellow Brick Road2 miles
Three Witches148 ft
Fred3,812 ft
Mule Deer2,310 ft
Rusty Muffler4,705 ft
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Yellow Brick Road2 miles
Three Witches148 ft
Fred3,812 ft
Mule Deer2,310 ft
Rusty Muffler1 miles
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Yellow Brick Road2 miles
Three Witches148 ft
Fred3,812 ft
Mule Deer2,310 ft
Rusty Muffler1 miles
Sidewinder1,194 ft
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Yellow Brick Road2 miles
Three Witches148 ft
Fred3,812 ft
Mule Deer2,310 ft
Rusty Muffler1 miles
Sidewinder1,194 ft
Cow's End2,536 ft
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Yellow Brick Road2 miles
Three Witches148 ft
Fred3,812 ft
Mule Deer2,310 ft
Rusty Muffler1 miles
Sidewinder1,194 ft
Cow's End2,536 ft
Cows End FSR *2,408 ft
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Yellow Brick Road2 miles
Three Witches148 ft
Fred3,812 ft
Mule Deer2,310 ft
Rusty Muffler1 miles
Sidewinder1,194 ft
Cow's End2,536 ft
Cows End FSR *4,806 ft
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Yellow Brick Road2 miles
Three Witches148 ft
Fred3,812 ft
Mule Deer2,310 ft
Rusty Muffler1 miles
Sidewinder1,194 ft
Cow's End2,536 ft
Cows End FSR *1 miles
Riddle Rd.1,572 ft
Road Heading North In Mice390 ft
Yellow Brick Road2 miles
Three Witches148 ft
Fred3,812 ft
Mule Deer2,310 ft
Rusty Muffler1 miles
Sidewinder1,194 ft
Cow's End2,536 ft
Cows End FSR *2 miles

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Long way to the Reservoir mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    2,317 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,655 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,657 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,974 ft
  • Grade
    5.154%
  • Grade max
    -15.726%
  • Grade min
    29.343%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,640 ft
no votes yet
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Trail transparency
      Smoke out | Penticton | #LETSGORIDEBIKES | BC...
      Smoke out | Penticton | #LETSGORIDEBIKES | BC Fires
      trail: Fred
      8:27 | 54 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Oct 22, 2018
      #LETSGORIDEBIKES | Fallout Hits | BC Fires
      #LETSGORIDEBIKES | Fallout Hits | BC Fires
      trail: Mule Deer
      6:40 | 34 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Oct 22, 2018
      #LetsGoRideBikes || Penticton || Three Blind Mice
      #LetsGoRideBikes || Penticton || Three Blind Mice
      trail: Sidewinder
      4:29 | 37 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Oct 5, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Mule Deer
      Apr 21, 2019 @ 11:37am
      4 hours
      Trees all cleared. Running smooth and dusty reporter
      Yellow Brick Road
      Apr 21, 2019 @ 11:24am
      4 hours
      Dry and cleaned the whole way. Nice work on the reroutes (to come) reporter
      Sidewinder
      Apr 20, 2019 @ 1:55pm
      1 days
      Three trees down
      Rusty Muffler
      Nov 11, 2018 @ 5:14pm
      Nov 11, 2018
      Skiff of snow but still fun reporter
      Three Witches
      Jun 30, 2018 @ 2:55pm
      Jun 30, 2018
      lower section pretty washed out. Just looks like a ditch in parts.
      more reports »
      • flag
      • login to download gpx or kml files.