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 Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
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
1:55 | 50 | comments: 0 | favs:
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!
Knox - Shale Trail - Top to Bottom
Knox - Shale Trail - Top to Bottom
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Dec 16, 2017
Knox Mountain Shale Trail in Kelowna complete run top to bottom through the black tech sections on the lower half.

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Simpson
Jul 23, 2018 @ 7:23pm
Jul 23, 2018
Shale Trail
Jul 15, 2018 @ 2:06pm
Jul 15, 2018
Lower Apex Trail Access
Jul 15, 2018 @ 2:06pm
Jul 15, 2018
Lower trail adjacent to road getting overgrown
Balsom Root Bluff Trail
Apr 12, 2018 @ 1:43pm
Apr 12, 2018
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