4 miles
Distance
1,438 ft
Climb
-306 ft
Descent
00:37:26
Avg time

Details

  • Riding area
    Smith Creek
    West Kelowna, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Feel The Love Climb, The Gruel
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #299

Only one way

It is quite a pleasant climb considering there are some pretty shitty looking 2-tracks straight up the gut.

A beautiful string of single track that winds its way up, catching all the different soil and terrain the area has.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Holy Pail Up (Climb) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,131 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,232 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,385 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,254 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,385 ft
  • Grade
    5.237%
  • Grade max
    -20.804%
  • Grade min
    34.201%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,106 ft
  • Avg time
    00:37:26
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Status:
on Sep 15, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.75 (22 votes)

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Trail Style
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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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5 Reviews & Comments

  • + 3
flag oldschool24 (Jun 12, 2016 at 15:15)
 ok so once again we need to straighten out some trail names. The gruel refers to the old climb up the two track 4by4 road. The climb you have named the gruel is actually to be called the Holy Pail as a nod to the old and now defunct trail that is now part of dear santa. The Builders of this beauty climb do not think of it as a gruel and worked very hard over 15 years of different alignments to get it to where it is now. So no more gruel please.
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  • + 1
flag oldschool24 (Jul 20, 2016 at 23:03)
 If you are looking for a trail in smith creek called The gruel it does not exist. the trail marked here is signed and named The Holy Pail.
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  • + 0
flag dfbland (Jun 11, 2018 at 17:54)
 So much fun to climb this trail... and I usually hate pedalling uphill.
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  • + 1
flag Ryandury (Jul 9, 2018 at 13:14)
 This is an awesome trail. Little hits at the bottom, wood carvings midway up, and an epic lookout near the top. So fun!
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  • + 2
flag gregval (21 hours ago)
 Generally, a well done trail. The average grade is very manageable, with steeper sections only occasionally. One puzzling feature, which confuses me as a trail builder, are the 2 or 3 "choke" zig zag turns maybe 1/4 and 1/3 the way up. These are very sharp low-speed zigzags. Are these to choke off downhill riders? These are tight enough to slow you down to 4 mph. Maybe the builders can enlighten me on their purpose.
However, this kind of trail is a much needed part of having good downhill runs, so kudos to the trail builders/managers at Smith Creek to build this.
(Also, if this is an uphill only trail, I saw no markings to suggest that, so climbers, pay attention.)
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