2 miles
Distance
540 ft
Climb
-1,187 ft
Descent
00:48:33
Avg time

Whips and Chains Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Penticton
    , British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Apr - Nov
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #86389 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Rocky and loose old moto trail. Be prepared for anything.

It is cleared of deadfall, but it is rugged. All descents are fall line and blown apart.

Not a 'must ride', but if you like back back-woods and happen to find yourself a few clicks up Gillies FSR with nothing better to do, you may as well check it off.

Remarkably still has cell service.

There is actually 2 trails that nearly meet at this point of Gillies FSR. The left (south) heads down and suspect goes to Bordin Trail. Whips and Chains is the one higher up on the corner and just starts heading up and up for about 900m.

This trail is unsanctioned, use at your own risk!

Disclaimer

This is a moto trail and thus rides like one. Remote and seldom used.

More Stats for Whips and Chains mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -647 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,310 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,372 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,988 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,341 ft
  • Grade
    -5.413%
  • Grade max
    -48.346%
  • Grade min
    39.551%
  • Distance climb
    4,222 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    573 ft
  • Avg time
    00:48:33
  • Avg reverse time
    01:11:21
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Status:
on May 15, 2016
Very Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
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  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Whips and Chains Trail Reports

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      May 15, 2016 @ 7:08pm
      May 15, 2016
      Let me be the guinea pig and take this one for the team. Starts with a heinous hike-a-bike for 900m then descends some moto sandy-baby...
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      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 32 miles avg distance
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag dldewar (May 10, 2020 at 0:12)
       Just walked up it as part of an exploring mission. It is as described. But if you are an explorer who wants to get back to Wiltse a new way try it once. Beware that there is a junction about halfway down that you want to stay left on if you want this route.

      Suggest this is for the biker who likes jank - hates flow lines and has done Sam I am and Rock oven 63 times. It is hard to turn left and push your bike when Sam I am awaits.....
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