1 miles
Distance
29 ft
Climb
-779 ft
Descent
00:08:04
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Shale Trail

Shale Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • 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

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
    00:08:04
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:24
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Status:
on Sep 18, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4.25 (12 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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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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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

  • 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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      Shale Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 18, 2019 @ 11:50am
      Sep 18, 2019
      That tree is still leaning over the trail. Don't send the drops too hard or you might hit it.
      Sep 13, 2019 @ 9:45pm
      Sep 13, 2019
      Large tree leaning onto the trail immediately after the drop before Shale berms meet Simpson berms. You can still ride under it but a good breeze...
      Aug 19, 2019 @ 1:20pm
      Aug 19, 2019
      so loose
      Jul 30, 2019 @ 12:04am
      Jul 30, 2019
      Jul 10, 2019 @ 3:42pm
      Jul 10, 2019
      A little slick at the entrance way. Would wait for it to dry, otherwise the rest of the trail is still pretty dry
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 12 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 496 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,525 rides
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      Photos

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      10 |
      Sep 27, 2019 @ 12:00am
      Sep 27, 2019
      3 |
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 1:45pm
      Aug 25, 2019
      16 |
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 5:18pm
      Jul 25, 2019
      | 1 comments
      13 |
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 5:18pm
      Jul 25, 2019
      | 1 comments

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      SVRN Grouper Knox.Apex>Balsom>Simpson>Shale
      5 miles
      covfefe
      8 miles
      Goin' For A Rip Bud
      3 miles

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      Videos

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      Mountain Biking Lower Shale Trail (Black...
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      Shale POV
      2:22 | 105 | Aug 31, 2019 , Kelowna
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