1,628 ft
Distance
23 ft
Climb
-198 ft
Descent
00:01:38
Avg time

Black Powder Details

  • Riding area
    Kalamalka Lake
    Vernon, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Global Ranking

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
  • 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
    00:01:38
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Status:
on Apr 22, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.15 (6 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to black-powder trailhead (50.191528, -119.253440)
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Black Powder Trail Reports

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Apr 22, 2018 @ 9:35pm
Apr 22, 2018
reporter
Re-route put in, super fun! Check it before hitting full speed! Great job!
Apr 22, 2018 @ 6:35pm
Apr 22, 2018
reroute put in today by a solid group of volunteers. lower grassland decent decommisioned. A little refining may be required down the road, so...
Apr 21, 2018 @ 3:20pm
Apr 21, 2018
Good to go
Apr 14, 2018 @ 4:40pm
Apr 14, 2018
Apr 13, 2018 @ 2:49pm
Apr 13, 2018
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Jun 21, 2016 @ 11:47pm
Jun 21, 2016
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Jun 21, 2016 @ 11:46pm
Jun 21, 2016
Black Powder, Vernon
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Jul 29, 2015 @ 4:16pm
Jul 29, 2015
Black Powder, Vernon

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