Date: July 28th, 2015
The Location: Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park, Vernon
Located southeast of the city of Vernon, Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park offers up 42 square kilometres of beautiful country side featuring grassland, ponderosa pine forest, climbs to views of Kalamalka Lake and, of course, tons of singletrack.
The Plan: Wake up after a relaxing night at Silver Star Resort and shuttle 30km to the start just outside Kalamalka Park at Kalamalka Secondary School. After the ride, we’ll head back up to Silver Star for a second night in the same bed.
The Stage: The crew at the North Okanagan Cycling Society (NOCS) has created a network of trails that feature flowing switchback climbs over rocky terrain leading to bombing descents that will leave you grinning ear-to-ear. The views of Kalamalka Lake and the surrounding mountain ranges are simply spectacular.
Distance: 41.5 km
Elevation Gain/Loss: 1500m*
Timed Descent: 2.1km, 240m elevation loss
Trails: Gingerly, High Rim Trail, Foreplay, Beaver Basher, Crosstown Traffic, Cabin, Serendipity, Arachnophobia, South Park, High Rim Trail, Cabin, No Boats, Crosstown Traffic, 3 Rings, Pond Loop, Stone Free, High Rim Trail, Stone Free Again, High Rim Trail, CJ Express, Tombstoned, CJ Express, Big Ed, Rotten Cabin, High Rim Trail, Twisted Sister, Crash of ’08, Black Powder, Cosens Bay Express, Freaky Creeky, Early Exit, Cosens Bay Trail, Dew Drops, Gingerly.
Download PDF Map (2.2 MB): Download Stage 3 PDF Map (2.2MB)
Get the App: Building awesome trails wasn’t enough for the NOCS crew so they designed a comprehensive app found on the itunes store. Get inside info that will better your preparation and improve your experience!
Family Entertainment: Looking for something to do while Mom, Dad or significant other are on the trail?
- Go for a hike and check out some of the 432 recorded varieties of vascular plants in the park.
- Park in the Twin Bay lot and walk down the Jade or Juniper Trails for a swim in the lake.
*Elevation data may be highly variable by device or mapping platform, as different software may use various data sources and calculation methods. Our total elevation gain for the stage is a middle estimate based on readings from multiple devices.