1,628 ft
Distance
23 ft
Climb
-198 ft
Descent
00:01:39
Avg time
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Black Powder Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Kalamalka Lake
    Vernon, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #6344 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1205 in Trail Running
    • #8159 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in E-Biking
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 90 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.

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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
    00:01:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:10
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on Mar 30, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 4.2 (10 votes)
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      Directions to black-powder trailhead (50.191528, -119.253440)

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 21 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 188 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,499 rides
      • Last: Apr 23, 2024

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

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      Black Powder - Kalamalka Park
      1:56 | 52 | Aug 18, 2023 , Vernon
      Black Powder - In Space
      8:02 | 556 | Feb 18, 2020 , Vernon
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