1.4 miles
Distance
87 ft
Climb
-1,057 ft
Descent
00:25:01
Avg time
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Big Ed Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Kalamalka Lake
    Vernon, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #5092 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #6913 in Trail Running
    • #30303 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking

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

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More Stats for Big Ed mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -971 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,110 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,081 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,081 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,110 ft
  • Grade
    -13.1%
  • Grade max
    -82.1%
  • Grade min
    40.2%
  • Distance climb
    892 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    420 ft
  • Avg time
    00:25:01
  • Avg reverse time
    00:32:26
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Status:
on May 23, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.5 (31 votes)
Your vote: 0

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Big Ed Trail Reports

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      May 23, 2022 @ 8:33pm
      May 23, 2022
      reporter Multiple trees down throughout the trail.4-6
      May 20, 2022 @ 11:00am
      May 20, 2022
      a few trees down but nothing too savage that can't be climbed or ducked under.
      May 9, 2022 @ 1:33pm
      May 9, 2022
      Snow free, but more than a dozen trees down requiring chainsaw. Downed trees are distributed over trail, but more near the top half.
      Apr 26, 2022 @ 4:56pm
      Apr 26, 2022
      Oct 23, 2021 @ 1:15pm
      Oct 23, 2021
      reporter
      NOCS volunteer trail day. Replenished the wood jump landings, short tweak at the spring creek section and built the boulder into a feature.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 20 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 862 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 13, 2021 @ 10:36am
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      157 |
      Oct 15, 2020 @ 9:25am
      Oct 15, 2020
      176 |
      Oct 15, 2020 @ 9:25am
      Oct 15, 2020
      929 |
      Aug 8, 2017 @ 9:48am
      Aug 8, 2017
      | 2 comments

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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      rahrider (Jul 17, 2020 at 10:19)
       More of a black than double black. A few old stunts in a state of mild disrepair. Plenty of loan, roots, rocks and fun.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      jasonw (Aug 14, 2020 at 4:17)
       Not the best trail. Mostly a blue trail, with a few olds stunts (mostly rotted out). Lots of traversing, to a bit of up, to a bit of down. Good to do once but not worth the effort for another lap. Way over graded.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      kabennett91 (May 30, 2021 at 17:01)
       Agree with the other comments. This is not a double black or even close. Needs to be regraded. A hard blue or an easy black. It’s a taste of the kootenays in the Okanagan.
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      Aj Cleary in The BIG EDit
      3:10 | 3777 | Nov 15, 2010 , Vernon
      shredding zee loamy goodness
      4:44 | 2487 | Jun 30, 2012 , Vernon
      Big Ed POV
      7:09 | 1777 | Sep 1, 2011 , Vernon
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