1,628 ft
Distance
23 ft
Climb
-198 ft
Descent
00:01:55
Avg time
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Black Powder Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Kalamalka Lake
    Vernon, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #6344 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1205 in Trail Running
    • #8159 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking

Called "Black Powder" for a reason. In dry conditions, there is deep moon dust on this trail.
Steep downhill connector from the Cosens Bay Road to Cosens Valley Express Trail.
Rated as a Blue difficulty, but be aware it is "Dark Blue".

Access Info

Great connector if you want to hit Cosens Bay for a swim after riding Twisted Sister and Crash of '08.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Black Powder mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -176 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,657 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,835 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,835 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,659 ft
  • Grade
    -10.781%
  • Grade max
    -45.95%
  • Grade min
    7.559%
  • Distance climb
    465 ft
  • Distance down
    1,163 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:01
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Status:
on Nov 5, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.2 (10 votes)

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

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 274 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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      • 1,594 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 30, 2020 @ 7:07am
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      Jul 30, 2020 @ 7:07am
      Jul 30, 2020
      199 |
      Jun 21, 2016 @ 11:47pm
      Jun 21, 2016
      600 |
      Jun 21, 2016 @ 11:46pm
      Jun 21, 2016

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      Black Powder - In Space
      8:02 | 505 | Feb 18, 2020 , Vernon
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