2 miles
Distance
452 ft
Climb
-854 ft
Descent
00:24:07
Avg time

Granite Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Predator Ridge
    Vernon, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (6 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #12804 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #362 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in E-Biking
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking

Brand new trail built by Predator Ridge in Spring of 2018. Granite has it all, a fast flowing descent, smooth rock slabs, snappy berms, punchy climbs and views worth packing a picnic lunch. Granite is set as a primary down trail but it you have the skills and lungs of steel it could be climbed. There is some exposure on the trail so look before you leap as some of this trail is built on a cliffs edge, literally. The high level of exposure is the main factor on why it is getting the expert designation. The more difficult slabs do have an easy way around, and if not for the exposure this trail could be labelled blue/intermediate difficulty.

More Stats for Granite bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -402 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,803 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,298 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,232 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,830 ft
  • Grade
    -3.17%
  • Grade max
    -33.024%
  • Grade min
    30.211%
  • Distance climb
    4,274 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    843 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:07
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Status:
on Oct 9, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.3 (22 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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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      Granite Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 9, 2019 @ 3:40pm
      Oct 9, 2019
      Trail is in great condition
      Aug 17, 2019 @ 11:09am
      Aug 17, 2019
      Aug 16, 2019 @ 9:02am
      Aug 16, 2019
      reporter Nice long trail with some decent flow and also some section to pedal.
      Aug 15, 2019 @ 12:01pm
      Aug 15, 2019
      Nice, dry and flowy!
      Aug 10, 2019 @ 9:27am
      Aug 10, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 13 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 546 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 428 rides
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      Photos

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      Aug 24, 2019 @ 8:22pm
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      Jul 8, 2019 @ 1:57pm
      Jul 8, 2019
      230 |
      Jul 2, 2018 @ 9:38am
      Jul 2, 2018
      297 |
      May 27, 2018 @ 11:00am
      May 27, 2018

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      10 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag taouin (Sep 14, 2018 at 17:44)
       This is an amazing trail. Mix flow and tech with a lot of rocks. A must ride for everybody. Only downside it’s too short... So we ride it twice.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      flag hansbauck (Oct 8, 2018 at 6:38)
       Not sure how to rate this. Reasonably fun, though would have been much much better as a hand built trail. The description is way off, as most places I've ridden this would be a green trail, or very easy blue and there is no exposure nor difficult slabs. We was disappointed as we were expecting a bit of a challenge. My wife is a complete newbie and rode the entire trail without issue.

      There are some nice views though.
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      flag suezq (Oct 18, 2018 at 16:46)
       It sounds like you were on a different trail
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag hansbauck (Oct 20, 2018 at 8:26)
       No, definitely not. Chatted with some other guys from the Kootenays and they said the same thing
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag skinnyg (Oct 28, 2018 at 9:30)
       Don’t take this trail for granite. It’s gneiss.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag ganjaguru (Nov 13, 2018 at 12:09)
       Shout out to the trail developers. Holla! What a great ride!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Wificationish (Apr 28, 2019 at 19:22)
       Decent trail, but there isn't any steep exposure like it says. Trail description is way off, should be a blue trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Vdog101 (Jun 11, 2019 at 19:48)
       Loved this trail, well made and fun! A good loop ride if you ride up "The ridge" trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag R26 (Aug 26, 2019 at 21:40)
       We enjoyed Granite a lot but it was nowhere near a proper black run in difficulty. I understand the comments about exposure, but there wasn’t much exposure to speak of…
      Black or blue, it’s fun and the climb proved pretty quick to ascend.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag balgruuf (Sep 15, 2019 at 15:07)
       This trail is really beautiful and lots of fun to ride down. Maybe lacking in interesting trail features lower down, but I'd say its at least worth checking out. I would also recommend The Mantle if you want some more interesting rock features at the top. Don't let the double black rating and all the scary signs deter you, its not that bad. Granite is certainly a blue trail by my standards though, especially in the second half (although I'm coming from the North Shore so maybe we just rate things differently).
      [Reply]

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