2 miles
Distance
329 ft
Climb
-977 ft
Descent
00:16:13
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Smith Creek
    West Kelowna, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Spring-Fall
  • Global Ranking
    #34440 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2016

Built in 2015, this is a newly opened, flow single track with less jumps than Feel The Love but still a ton of fun. There is some scary sidehill on it so make sure that you are on the inside of the trail to keep from washing out. Other than that there may be the odd steep section but it is short and walkable. This trail was built to contrast Feel The Love's quick short descent and make more value for your big climb. It drops elevation slower and switch backs to keep the trail from being over in ten minutes. The lower section is now complete. At the moment there is no established single track connection between two. See Travellin' Man (Bottom) for more details.

Access Info

This trail drops off the back of the mountain just after starting down on Kid Dino Myt

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Travellin' Man (Top) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -648 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,016 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,664 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,664 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,016 ft
  • Grade
    -6.725%
  • Grade max
    -43.837%
  • Grade min
    21.84%
  • Distance climb
    2,952 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    800 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:13
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Status:
on Jul 6, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.15 (7 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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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
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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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      Travellin' Man (Top) Trail Reports

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      Jul 6, 2018 @ 9:26am
      Jul 6, 2018
      Jun 30, 2018 @ 10:54am
      Jun 30, 2018
      Some washout, not devastating
      May 5, 2018 @ 11:46am
      May 5, 2018
      Snow is all melted. Trail is primarily dry. Cut out a half dozen fallen trees. Good to go.
      Oct 10, 2017 @ 7:39am
      Oct 10, 2017
      I am only a novice intermediate rider but there are a couple of sections that are partly washed out and then dried out that are on a significant...
      Aug 20, 2017 @ 6:02pm
      Aug 20, 2017
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      • 14 miles avg distance
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      May 5, 2018 @ 4:48pm
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      Travellin' Man (Top)

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Crapalier PACA (Sep 17, 2017 at 16:30)
       The description says it all, when you just don't want to go Feel The Love, this XC-ish descent is a great option. It feels like the climb you just did so don't come into it ready to coast down hill the entire time. You WILL be pedaling and you will be covering a lot of ground.
      It has the same feel as the other trails around, same terrain and same little sniper berms.
      Again, NOT a downhill trail but I really enjoyed it as an alternative to Feel The Love (though Santa's is still my go to).

      Contrary to the current description, this did flow from 'Top' to 'Bottom' portions via singletrack.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag gregval (Sep 19, 2018 at 18:54)
       As a XC rider, this is MY kind of downhill trail. Not too steep, so you can actually "let it go" without riding your brakes the whole way.
      While the terrain forced the use of quite a few switchbacks, sections between were very flowy and fun. It would help make the switchbacks more flowy to widen them; they are so narrow that you have to slow way down to stay on the 18" wide trail, as the grade really steepens. A little in-slope bank would also help. SO, this would be a super XC/DH trail with just a little more work on the switchbacks, guys.
      NOW, to get off my soapbox, again kudos to the builders/managers to see the need for a more XC type downhill for Smith Creek. Thanks guys, my wife and I enjoyed (well, me more than her).
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