4 miles
Distance
564 ft
Climb
-865 ft
Descent
01:09:38
Avg time

McKinley Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Knox Mountain Park East
    Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, CX, Gravel
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #45582 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

While this is a classic Kelowna loop, and all of the locals know it well, it is not an easy route to follow from a GPS trace. There is considerable ongoing construction that changes the route every year, and no trail markings really anywhere. That being said, it is a lovely 5ish km loop, virtually all doubletrack. There are several viewpoints of the lake and the valley. Do not bother riding when wet, the trail surface is mostly a fine clay that turns into glue (plus, it ruins the hard work of our trail building teams). Try to ride it with a local.

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More Stats for McKinley mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -300 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,650 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,435 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,005 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,706 ft
  • Grade
    -1.6%
  • Grade max
    -40%
  • Grade min
    32.7%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,099 ft
  • Avg time
    01:09:38
  • Avg reverse time
    01:55:31
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Status:
on Sep 8, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 1.7 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      McKinley Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 8, 2020 @ 4:56pm
      Sep 8, 2020
      May 31, 2020 @ 7:31pm
      May 31, 2020
      Beautiful views of the entire valley every direction. The first half of the trail up to the pond is mostly singletrack. Ride along the contour...
      Sep 11, 2019 @ 11:33am
      Sep 11, 2019
      Sep 10, 2019 @ 6:43pm
      Sep 10, 2019
      Mix of sticky dirt and scary stealth mud after the rain today (Tuesday)
      Sep 6, 2019 @ 12:55pm
      Sep 6, 2019
      A dry dusty road. Some nice views. I would not say this is a blue single track trail.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      Jul 15, 2019 @ 12:47pm
      Jul 15, 2019
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      May 22, 2019 @ 10:15am
      May 22, 2019

      Trail Lists

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      Dasunder Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Apr 2, 2017 at 19:39)
       Close to home.
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      Vinifera Trailforks Pro Subscriber (May 20, 2017 at 21:04)
       Trying to ease my gf into a little mtbk'ing - thought I'd make the drive up to Kelowna to do a nice n' easy ride around the McKinley Trail. My bad - didn't review the grade schedule on this site - 10% to 20% uphill for a couple of kms - this certainly ain't a "GREEN" ride! Looks like I'm skipping out with the boyz for the time being until she starts talking to me again...
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      grambone Trailforks Pro Subscriber (May 21, 2017 at 15:00)
       Try Ellison to get her started.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      freeridebonito2 (Sep 26, 2017 at 16:21)
       There seems to be a sweet hidden jump trail, between the loop, near Upper Canyon Drive, does anyone know what it is called?
      [Reply]
      • + 5
      grambone Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Oct 22, 2017 at 7:16)
       The single track sections of this trail are fine but 30-40% of this trail is just a skidder road with uphill grades that are unrideable by mortals. Much of this trail has been consumed by the Wilden developer and it is only going to get worse. With the abundant signs advising that we were trespassing on private property, this trail should probably be removed from Trailforks, or at least edited to reflect the sections that the public can ride.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Garydevenz (Jul 12, 2019 at 20:09)
       Don't ride this trail it's a waste of time and literally unrideable at points the inclines are nuts
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      coolbyproxy Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jul 8, 2020 at 15:04)
       This trail should be deleted. Big sections are just paved road now. Future development will continue to consume the trail. Large sections are forest service roads. The good sections should be broken up into smaller trails in the database.
      [Reply]

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