1 miles
Distance
184 ft
Climb
-1,167 ft
Descent
00:22:51
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 (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
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking

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

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Big Ed mountain 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
    00:22:51
  • Avg reverse time
    00:39:06
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Status:
on May 15, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.45 (28 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Max Vehicle Width
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LEGEND
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
  • Ideal
  • 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
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      Big Ed Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 15, 2020 @ 1:22pm
      May 15, 2020
      All trees cleared from hang glider launch down and raked. A few short wet ground water spots (usual areas). some water diverted but still wet for...
      May 11, 2020 @ 6:49pm
      May 11, 2020
      Cleared all dow trees rerouted as much water as we could. Needs some attention
      Apr 19, 2020 @ 11:18am
      Apr 19, 2020
      reporter BC Parks are CLOSED due to COVID, re-opening is undetermined
      Apr 8, 2020 @ 4:32pm
      Apr 8, 2020
      BC Parks closure due to COVID-19 [L=https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020ENV0019-000645]https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2020ENV0019-000645[/L]
      Mar 20, 2020 @ 8:43pm
      Mar 20, 2020
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 14 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 614 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      586 |
      Aug 8, 2017 @ 9:48am
      Aug 8, 2017
      | 2 comments
      272 |
      Jun 11, 2017 @ 8:30pm
      Jun 11, 2017
      308 |
      Jun 11, 2017 @ 8:30pm
      Jun 11, 2017
      379 |
      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
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