5 miles
Distance
1,404 ft
Climb
-1,399 ft
Descent
2,090 ft
High Point

You are responsible for your own safety. Always check your route prior to riding, look before you leap, and ride within your limits.

For this Sovereign Cycle group ride we're heading up the Apex trail (instead of the road) to the upper lookout. From there we'll pedal over to the care taker's cabin and loop the Balsom Root Bluff trail, down over to Simpson to hit a few jampz, and then get dizzy on berms all the way back to the parking lot.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for SVRN Grouper Knox.Apex>Balsom>Simpson>Shale mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,155 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,155 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,160 ft
  • Grade
    0.019%
  • Grade max
    -33.679%
  • Grade min
    38.768%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,838 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Knox Mountain - Shale Trail Edit
Knox Mountain - Shale Trail Edit
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Oct 4, 2018
Knox Mountain in Kelowna. Shale Trail edit. Commencal Meta AM v4.2. Oct. 2018!
Simpson Trail //  Knox Mountain Park (4K)
Simpson Trail // Knox Mountain Park (4K)
trail: Simpson
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Jul 9, 2018
Breaking Fort Knox - Kelowna, BC
Breaking Fort Knox - Kelowna, BC
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Jun 15, 2018
We kind of decided we would go for a ride, and maybe film it, and that was our entire thought process. Enjoy the ride!

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Balsom Root Bluff Trail
Oct 22, 2018 @ 3:32pm
9 hours
Simpson
Oct 22, 2018 @ 3:31pm
9 hours
Really loose at the end
Shale Trail
Oct 20, 2018 @ 9:57am
3 days
Lower Apex Trail Access
Sep 16, 2018 @ 1:44pm
Sep 16, 2018
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