2.4 miles
Distance
193 ft
Climb
-591 ft
Descent
00:24:36
Avg time

Granite Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Predator Ridge
    Vernon, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (8 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #2025 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #3208 in E-Biking
    • #1035 in Trail Running
    • #5756 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 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.

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More Stats for Granite mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -396 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,809 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,298 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,232 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,837 ft
  • Grade
    -3.1%
  • Grade max
    -45.4%
  • Grade min
    20.8%
  • Distance climb
    3,386 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    1,663 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:36
  • Avg reverse time
    00:32:35
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Status:
on Nov 27, 2021
Icy
Avg: 4.2 (29 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Granite Trail Reports

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      Nov 27, 2021 @ 8:44am
      1 day
      Nov 7, 2021 @ 10:58am
      Nov 7, 2021
      awesome conditions
      Sep 30, 2021 @ 6:40pm
      Sep 30, 2021
      Just beauty. Such a shame we’re going to lose it. Fingers crossed it will come back bigger and better than ever.
      Sep 10, 2021 @ 5:05pm
      Sep 10, 2021
      All clear. Very dry and dusty, watch your front end in the corners!
      Aug 26, 2021 @ 9:41am
      Aug 26, 2021
      Trail in good shape
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 12 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 844 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,048 rides
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      Photos

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      Oct 28, 2021 @ 9:30am
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      Oct 27, 2021 @ 6:06pm
      Oct 27, 2021
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      Jul 2, 2018 @ 9:38am
      Jul 2, 2018
      405 |
      May 27, 2018 @ 11:00am
      May 27, 2018

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      17 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      taouin FOSS (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]
      • - 2
      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
      suezq (Oct 18, 2018 at 16:46)
       It sounds like you were on a different trail
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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]
      • + 1
      skinnyg (Oct 28, 2018 at 9:30)
       Don’t take this trail for granite. It’s gneiss.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      ganjaguru (Nov 13, 2018 at 12:09)
       Shout out to the trail developers. Holla! What a great ride!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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
      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
      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
      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]
      • + 0
      jkor (Aug 4, 2020 at 16:12)
       Agree, basically a blue trail. A nice ride!!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Sun2306 (Aug 20, 2020 at 17:03)
       Lovely trail! Starts off a nice blue with some dark blue features, then transitions to some fun green bits. Great cool slabs, was a nice impression of Vernon. A little dusty.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      sdh-outdoors (Sep 4, 2020 at 19:41)
       Should be a blue at most.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      LukePartridge (Sep 9, 2020 at 20:36)
       Awesome trail!
      As many have said, most of this trail is a Blue. However, there are certainly some black options to choose if you don't just blast through the main lines without scoping them out.
      I'd say this is a perfect trail for a Blue level rider to tackle some trickier sections.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      suranko (Oct 3, 2020 at 19:51)
       Agree that this isn’t a black however, is it ever fun! Lots of options with each rock slab that comes your way, super long with lots of flow and amazing lake views. Best trail in Ellison for sure.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Katie-schneider (Apr 1, 2021 at 22:16)
       Great conditions today!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      KylercyjrX2 (Oct 3, 2021 at 13:56)
       Horrible
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