2 miles
531 ft
-40 ft
Avg time

Cows End FSR * Details

  • Riding area
    Three Blind Mice
    Penticton, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
    Secondary Access Road/Trail
  • Trail type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season

A less intense way of getting to the Reservoir. Whether just wanting to get some climbing in to do an Upper Mice loop or not wanting to drive all the way to the Reservoir, climbing up this 2-track will take the edge off of going up Sidewinder.
Park your vehicle (unless you've climbed from Sidewinder via Cows End). Cross the stream and head up the 2-track. There will be lots of off-shoots from quads/trucks/game but just stick to the 2-track. It will get blown out in spots but eventually it will pop you out where Sidewinder crosses, at this point you will come up to an intersection. Hang left to get to the Reservoir.

Access Info

Drive up Arawana FSR for ~5km, 2 turns past the parking area for Rusty Muffler. There is a pullout for parking. You will see a wooden sign on a tree above the creek labeled "ARAWANA"

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More Stats for Cows End FSR * mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    492 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,456 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,980 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,463 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,955 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    712 ft
  • Distance flat
    552 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jun 24, 2017
Very Dry
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Cows End FSR * Trail Reports

Jun 24, 2017 @ 7:27am
Jun 24, 2017
reporter Very dry and some erosion that may smoothen with vehicle traffic.
May 1, 2017 @ 8:00pm
May 1, 2017
Apr 21, 2017 @ 4:31pm
Apr 21, 2017
reporter Drove as far as possible until couldn't get through snow. Didn't make it as high as Whiskey Jack even. What doesn't have 10" of snow is a river.
Apr 19, 2017 @ 3:14pm
Apr 19, 2017
Lots of snow on the climb and very wet. If you don't mind pushing through snow, then it's not so bad but didn't make it all the way.
Mar 19, 2017 @ 7:39pm
Mar 19, 2017
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Apr 19, 2017 @ 3:15pm
Apr 19, 2017
Cows End FSR *, Penticton

Routes with this trail

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2015 Singletrack 6 Stage 6 Three Blind Mice race
25 miles
Long way to the Reservoir
9 miles
2016 TransBC Day 2 - MICE (GPX) race
27 miles
Advanced route (LLD)
7 miles

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