2 miles
Distance
86 ft
Climb
-1,346 ft
Descent
00:14:56
Avg time

Feel The Love Details

  • Riding area
    Smith Creek
    West Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #238

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, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Feel The Love mountain bike 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
    00:14:56
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Status:
on Apr 21, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4.75 (25 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Feel The Love Trail Reports

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Apr 21, 2018 @ 7:03am
Apr 21, 2018
We rode from the look out to Santa's Traverse and it's pretty good minus a muddy low spot or 2. The rest of the trail needs a lot more time. As...
Apr 18, 2018 @ 11:21am
Apr 18, 2018
Only a few small patches of mud
Apr 12, 2018 @ 11:31pm
Apr 12, 2018
Lots of moving water and mud.
Dec 9, 2017 @ 12:10am
Dec 9, 2017
Great conditions
Nov 20, 2017 @ 5:57pm
Nov 20, 2017
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Mar 29, 2016 @ 3:42pm
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Jun 7, 2011 @ 10:01am
Jun 7, 2011
Feel The Love, Westbank

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag 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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