1 miles
Distance
184 ft
Climb
-1,167 ft
Descent
00:22:47
Avg time

Big Ed Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Kalamalka Lake
    Vernon, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #2904 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Long and demanding downhill with everything from steep and technical to fast and flowy.

More Stats for Big Ed bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -981 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,099 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,082 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,082 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,101 ft
  • Grade
    -13.191%
  • Grade max
    -49.929%
  • Grade min
    36.74%
  • Distance climb
    1,563 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    269 ft
  • Avg time
    00:22:47
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Status:
on Oct 12, 2019
Freeze/thaw Cycle
Avg: 4.4 (26 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to big-ed trailhead (50.185680, -119.203540)
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      Big Ed Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 11:00pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      reporter Awesome condition. Ran into some descent work that is definitely not up to NOCS trail standards. We are stoked that you are keen to do some work...
      Sep 30, 2019 @ 9:33am
      Sep 30, 2019
      Trail is running great.
      Jul 1, 2019 @ 5:08pm
      Jul 1, 2019
      Jul 1, 2019 @ 5:07pm
      Jul 1, 2019
      Loamy bliss
      Jun 17, 2019 @ 3:09pm
      Jun 17, 2019
      reporter
      Adding hours for NOCS volunteers brushing Big Ed, Jimmy Thang, Twista, Pali Gap, Dope on a Rope and Purple Haze. Thanks!
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 105 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 614 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      506 |
      Aug 8, 2017 @ 9:48am
      Aug 8, 2017
      | 2 comments
      239 |
      Jun 11, 2017 @ 8:30pm
      Jun 11, 2017
      268 |
      Jun 11, 2017 @ 8:30pm
      Jun 11, 2017
      345 |
      May 13, 2016 @ 7:04am
      May 13, 2016

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag b1gd0m (Apr 21, 2019 at 16:00)
       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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      Videos

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      Aj Cleary in The BIG EDit
      3:10 | 3677 | Nov 15, 2010 , Vernon
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      0:24 | 407 | Nov 12, 2011 , Vernon
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      Big Ed POV
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