1 miles
Distance
29 ft
Climb
-779 ft
Descent
00:07:54
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Shale Trail

Shale Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Knox Mountain Park
    Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    Feb-Dec
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #12281 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    city of kelowna

Mountain bike descent from the top of Knox Mountain. Some older rock roll lines exist but a groomed berm and jump line has been built for the full descent. This is a very short and fast descent with a paved road to the top. There is a parking lot near the top if you want to shuttle but pedalling up only takes about 20 minutes. Great views of the city and lake

Access Info

Accessed from the lookout at the summit of Knox mountain

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Shale Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -751 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,270 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,022 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,022 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,270 ft
  • Grade
    -12.434%
  • Grade max
    -31.815%
  • Grade min
    16.777%
  • Distance climb
    557 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    112 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:54
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:24
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Status:
on Jan 20, 2019
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4.2 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
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Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • 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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Shale Trail Trail Reports

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      Jan 20, 2019 @ 1:10pm
      Jan 20, 2019
      Would stay off the burms - too soft. Take the Shale Trail Direct which is all good
      Jan 6, 2019 @ 8:46pm
      Jan 6, 2019
      Post road crossing the trail is wet but rideable without leaving any ruts. Small patches of snow but very grippy and very slow rolling.
      Jan 1, 2019 @ 4:07pm
      Jan 1, 2019
      Jan 1, 2019 @ 4:03pm
      Jan 1, 2019
      Post road crossing has patches of snow and spots of ice. Very good for fat bikes but did see someone with a regular sized tire ride down just fine.
      Oct 20, 2018 @ 9:57am
      Oct 20, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 200 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,525 rides
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      Photos

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      23 |
      Nov 26, 2018 @ 11:23pm
      Nov 26, 2018
      Shale Trail, Kelowna
      158 |
      Oct 12, 2017 @ 3:01pm
      Oct 12, 2017
      Shale Trail, Kelowna
      56 |
      Sep 5, 2017 @ 12:01am
      Sep 5, 2017
      Shale Trail, Kelowna
      90 |
      Sep 5, 2017 @ 12:01am
      Sep 5, 2017
      Shale Trail, Kelowna

      Routes with this trail

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