2 miles
540 ft
-1,187 ft
3,372 ft
High Point

Whips and Chains Details

  • Riding Area
    Penticton, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    Apr - Nov
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking

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, Ride at your own Risk!


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 start
    2,988 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,341 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,222 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    573 ft
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on May 15, 2016
Very Dry
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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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Whips and Chains Trail Reports

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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