1.9 miles
Distance
86 ft
Climb
-1,346 ft
Descent
00:18:15
Avg time

Feel The Love Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Smith Creek
    West Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #455 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    West Kelowna Trail Crew Society

This loop is one of the few that offer a great meandering singletrack climb instead of a fire road ascent. The trail snakes its way up the mountain on smooth, flowing single-track with tight technical turns. Towards the top of the climb the trail gets steeper and a little more difficult to climb, but by this point you are nearly up. Once at the top you will be on a plateau looking over West Kelowna. The trails head off to your right from here so lower your saddle and drop in on one of two optional descents. The original is a quicker, more technical descent along a canyon while the newer descent is a fast, flowing downhill mostly within a small ravine full of bermed turns and jumps, the ultimate all mountain descent It can be difficult to determine how to access the beginning of each specific descent or to know which one you are on as they are not obvious or marked but both are good and both end by the parking area so drop in and enjoy…

The trails are both loose in mid-summer so watch your speed and both are technical in places. Most intermediate to advanced riders will find them very ride-able and super fun. Part way down the original descent is a great cliff line with a beautiful view of the canyon below and mountain ridge across from it. This entire loop takes about two hours to ride and most likely a little longer for intermediate riders. One of the Central Okanagan’s best rides by far.

This trail is extremely popular so you should have no problem running into a local to help with directions up or down specific routes. Trail maps for the area are available at all the local bike shops in Kelowna and West Kelowna. Just ask for the “Trails of the Westside” map.

source: MTBco.ca
Access Info

Smith Creek is an area of West Kelowna with an ever expanding network of all mountain trails. Turn north on Elliot Road in downtown West Kelowna, follow this road out as it meanders up the hillside. Turn right onto Smith Creek Road and travel up to the gravel section continuing on until you reach a small gravel parking area on the left. The trail heads out from this lot and crosses the road into the main network within a few hundred meters. Follow the small trail and km markers up as you go. The ascent crosses the main downhill run all the way up so there are many opportunities to head back down. Keep your eyes and ears open for riders coming down!

This trail is unsanctioned.

More Stats for Feel The Love mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,261 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,125 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,386 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,386 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,125 ft
  • Grade
    -12.654%
  • Grade max
    -36.038%
  • Grade min
    19.269%
  • Distance climb
    1,186 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    611 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:15
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:08
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on Oct 17, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.8 (57 votes)

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      Feel The Love Trail Reports

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      Oct 17, 2021 @ 2:55pm
      Oct 17, 2021
      Oct 9, 2021 @ 10:55am
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      Sep 26, 2021 @ 2:50pm
      Sep 26, 2021
      Sep 15, 2021 @ 5:50pm
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      Sep 10, 2021 @ 5:06pm
      Sep 10, 2021
      All clear. Features are all rideable. Very dry and dusty. Watch your front end in the corners!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 61 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,508 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
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      • 4,731 rides
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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      pedaljunkie2000 (Aug 28, 2015 at 16:09)
       I'm from Edmonton and I was lucky enough to come across such a cool trail. So many jumps and drops! I liked the car door jump - nice touch! Good job builders/maintainers!
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      valour59 Simpcw (Oct 22, 2019 at 14:12)
       Great trail had fun with family 5,4
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      TristanHanson9 (Nov 11, 2019 at 20:12)
       Loved the trail today! The trail is very fast and full of little jumps and burms. The trail is great beacuse you can also go slow and avoid most obstacles
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      ytu45 (Jul 11, 2020 at 14:44)
       So so good. Go fast and catch air
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      abundantc (Aug 28, 2020 at 14:43)
       First time riding in Smith Creek and this trail is amazing. Highly recommended!
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