8 miles
Distance
1,943 ft
Climb
-1,943 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

There isn't much signage so TrailForks is a good idea when riding up at Sovereign Lake.

A suggested route for experienced riders at Sovereign Lake.

Double-track or gravel road climbing with awesome descending.

There is lots of different options for climbing such as Gold Mountain XC Ski, Popal Pass Snowmobile or Sovereign Lake Road.

You can mix up the order of descending as well or the trails you want to ride.

Dagmal is mostly fall-line.
Rock is the New Berm/ Threads has slabs and is flowy.
Hammered Cow has big steep rock slabs and some drops.

Overall a really great ride.

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North Okanagan Cycling Society (bikevernon.squarespace.com)
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Sovereign Laps mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,970 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,134 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,134 ft
  • Grade max
    -55.947%
  • Grade min
    35.865%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,245 ft
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Icy
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  • Wet
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      49 | 1 comments
      Rock is the New Berm (Gimbal POV)
      Rock is the New Berm (Gimbal POV)
      3:01 | 21 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Sep 19, 2019
      First time down Hammered Cow (Gimbal POV)
      First time down Hammered Cow (Gimbal POV)
      2:25 | 256 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Jun 12, 2019
      RITNB
      RITNB
      1:15 | 243 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Nov 19, 2017
      Riding "Rock Is The New Berm" at Sovereign Lake.

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Rock Is The New Berm
      Aug 22, 2019 @ 5:50pm
      Aug 22, 2019
      Awesome condition it’s dry but not very dusty
      Hammered Cow
      Jul 30, 2019 @ 2:50pm
      Jul 30, 2019
      Trees are cut out, bottom half is brushed. Few other things are fixed. Runs like a charm!
      My Way or the Highway
      Jul 13, 2019 @ 6:40pm
      Jul 13, 2019
      Aberdeen XC Ski
      Jun 2, 2019 @ 4:57pm
      Jun 2, 2019
      Large wet snowy muddy sections once you get past upper dagmal. Bring extra socks
      Dagamal
      May 27, 2019 @ 2:03pm
      May 27, 2019
      Wet in the usual spots. Trees have been cleared
      more reports »
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