1,628 ft
Distance
23 ft
Climb
-198 ft
Descent
00:01:48
Avg time

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
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #14658 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 5 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.

More Stats for Black Powder 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
    00:01:48
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Status:
on May 28, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.2 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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
  • 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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      Black Powder Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 28, 2019 @ 11:41am
      May 28, 2019
      Fix up two of the corners that were blown out. Thanks to everyone who showed up for another successful NOCS trail night.
      May 9, 2019 @ 1:51pm
      May 9, 2019
      Apr 30, 2019 @ 10:02am
      Apr 30, 2019
      Apr 20, 2019 @ 12:09pm
      Apr 20, 2019
      Apr 15, 2019 @ 9:15pm
      Apr 15, 2019
      It’s running great!
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 21 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 377 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 629 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      173 |
      Jun 21, 2016 @ 11:47pm
      Jun 21, 2016
      530 |
      Jun 21, 2016 @ 11:46pm
      Jun 21, 2016
      881 |
      Jul 29, 2015 @ 4:16pm
      Jul 29, 2015

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