This trail is permanently closed/decommissioned
2 miles
Distance
714 ft
Climb
-1,089 ft
Descent
00:30:30
Avg time

Ellison DH Details

  • Riding Area
    Ellison Provincial Park
    Vernon, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The Ellison DH is a fun descent with views of Okanagan Lake. It traverses some steep scree sections -- watch your line closely. There is some pedalling uphill into Ellison Park near the end. Trail is unsanctioned and not recommended due to land issues. NOCS is actively working with Trails BC on alternative routes.

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

More Stats for Ellison DH bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -376 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,611 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,151 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,151 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,776 ft
  • Grade
    -2.918%
  • Grade max
    -65.671%
  • Grade min
    47.986%
  • Distance climb
    4,827 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,273 ft
  • Avg time
    00:30:30
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Status:
on Dec 15, 2018
Dry
Avg: 2.8 (11 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
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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Directions to ellison-dh trailhead (50.153010, -119.441950)
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      Ellison DH Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 15, 2018 @ 2:15pm
      Dec 15, 2018
      Tree down. Almost at the end of the trail.
      Aug 16, 2018 @ 8:52am
      Aug 16, 2018
      Trail is clear. Any fallen trees have recently been removed.
      Apr 9, 2018 @ 12:52pm
      Apr 9, 2018
      reporter Couple small trees down across trail. I moved what I could.
      Apr 2, 2018 @ 12:49pm
      Apr 2, 2018
      reporter
      Nov 20, 2017 @ 6:33pm
      Nov 20, 2017
      Ellison DH cleared all the way around today.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 12 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 136 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      113 |
      Oct 8, 2017 @ 11:29pm
      Oct 8, 2017
      Ellison DH, Vernon
      87 |
      Oct 8, 2017 @ 11:29pm
      Oct 8, 2017
      | 1 comments Ellison DH, Vernon
      71 |
      May 24, 2017 @ 12:06am
      May 24, 2017
      Ellison DH, Vancouver
      72 |
      May 23, 2017 @ 11:43pm
      May 23, 2017
      Ellison DH, Vernon

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Ellison Downhill Circuit featured
      8 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag vikb (Oct 18, 2015 at 14:46)
       Lots of climbing for a DH trail. Worth riding once just to see it, but not an amazing trail. I'd rather ride the DH Climbing Trail as an out an back.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag theautomator (May 15, 2017 at 9:45)
       Have to agree with vikb. Not a DH trail at all. Should really be renamed.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag michaeldean (Aug 4, 2018 at 20:33)
       Ride the climb trail out and back. The ‘so-called’ downhill trail is not worth the ride.
      [Reply]

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      Ellison Park GoPro & Drone
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