1 miles
Distance
466 ft
Climb
-101 ft
Descent
00:11:15
Avg time

Tower Classic Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Lac Du Bois Grasslands
    Kamloops, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Batchelor Tower
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    March - November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1733 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2014
  • Land Manager

There's a reason we kept "classic" in the name. Suggested climbing routes up are the main tower road to Cows with Guns onto Naked Pistol. Veer left towards the shaded side of the hill underneath the cell tower and then enjoy this most classic of flowing singletrack descents. Then go back up for another lap

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Tower Classic mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    364 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,766 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,191 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,766 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,130 ft
  • Grade
    6.283%
  • Grade max
    -72.636%
  • Grade min
    39.658%
  • Distance climb
    3,801 ft
  • Distance down
    647 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,350 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:15
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:23
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Status:
on May 14, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (5 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 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
  • Ideal
  • 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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      Tower Classic Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 14, 2020 @ 9:20pm
      May 14, 2020
      reporter dry but in good condition following spring maintenance and the recent closure.
      Apr 9, 2020 @ 8:53am
      Apr 9, 2020
      reporter All trails in the lower Batch trail system have been closed by BC Parks due to Covid-19 concerns. This closure applies to all trail users and...
      Mar 28, 2020 @ 10:36am
      Mar 28, 2020
      Mar 23, 2020 @ 6:40pm
      Mar 23, 2020
      Yes, the trails are drying up very fast, but its best not to go out riding until the coronavirus situation is over. On the the off chance someone...
      Mar 22, 2020 @ 8:47pm
      Mar 22, 2020
      Perfect.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 12 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 122 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 528 rides
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      Photos

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      0 |
      May 27, 2020 @ 9:39pm
      1 days
      36 |
      Oct 22, 2019 @ 7:17pm
      Oct 22, 2019
      205 |
      Apr 15, 2017 @ 4:40pm
      Apr 15, 2017
      281 |
      Mar 5, 2016 @ 7:49pm
      Mar 5, 2016

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