1,388 ft
Distance
13 ft
Climb
-237 ft
Descent
00:01:34
Avg time

Black Powder Details

  • Riding area
    Kalamalka Lake
    Vernon, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Global Ranking
    #9115

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
    -224 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,608 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,832 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,832 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,608 ft
  • Grade max
    -48.44%
  • Grade min
    14.791%
  • Distance climb
    148 ft
  • Distance down
    1,240 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:34
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Status:
on May 18, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4 (5 votes)

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Black Powder Trail Reports

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May 18, 2017 @ 11:31am
May 18, 2017
May 6, 2017 @ 9:51pm
May 6, 2017
New tree has fallen in the past few days. Is the about the same place as the last one that had fallen down. Chainsaw recommended for removal.
Apr 17, 2017 @ 9:42pm
Apr 17, 2017
reporter
Cut out the tree thats been there for a while after the rock
Apr 2, 2017 @ 5:35pm
Apr 2, 2017
Hmm, quick suggestion didn't populate that there is a small tree down across the trail about halfway down. It can be ridden over if you choose to.
Apr 2, 2017 @ 5:29pm
Apr 2, 2017
Trail is riding the best of the season- get out and ride it before it turns to powder :)
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Jun 21, 2016 @ 11:47pm
Jun 21, 2016
Black Powder, Vernon
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Jun 21, 2016 @ 11:46pm
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Black Powder, Vernon
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Sep 23, 2015 @ 9:11am
Sep 23, 2015
Black Powder, Blaenau Ffestiniog
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Jul 29, 2015 @ 4:16pm
Jul 29, 2015
Black Powder, Vernon

Routes with this trail

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2015 Singletrack 6 Stage 3 Kalamalka Lake Prov. Park race
26 miles
BCES Vernon Day 1 | Complete Day race featured
11 miles
Kal Park Stone Free/Twisted Sister Circuit (Intermediate) featured
10 miles
Honest Ed Epic Loop featured
20 miles

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