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Level: Advanced
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +384/382 ft
Total: 2 riders
 

Mountain Biking MT Conkle

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#35 of 1,209 mountain bike trails in British Columbia
#2,085 in the world

Mt Conkle (reached from the Trans Canada Trailhead off Fyffe Rd. and finally Fenwick, in Summerland) has some decent singletrack which takes one up to some great views over the lake and surrounding peaks.

The wineries and pastures below make for some great views and the singletrack here is all about the climb and spending some time along the top ridgeline before descent. Again, the original trails here are likely the result of dirt-bikes but generally it's non-motorized traffic only including mountain bikes.

First added by on Jan 1, 2013. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Fenwick trail access point of the Trans-Canada trail off Fyffe road, off Fenwick (a short drive to the trailhead and sign) road, which is off Victoria Road (in behind Giant's head) in Summerland. It's really close to town, so it makes for a good ride area. If you drive along Fyffe too far, you'll go under the train bridge (KVR -- and the touristic steam train ride still runs on these tracks so they are still there) and eventually into private driveways -- so keep an eye out on the left for the Trans Canada Trail signage at the side of the road before u go under the tracks. On Fenwick, continue just one hundred meters or so to the sign and parking area. There is a map / sign. Take the trail at first, then just up the first major steep climb, you'll see you can continue on the TCT (as I did) or go left and up as per a small orange arrow you may spot on the tree. Otherwise, take any opportunity to climb rather than continue along the TCT. There are other steep climbs and opportunities to get back onto the Conkle trails if you miss the first one, and that's what I found on my way back to at least sample some of the singletrack. Once on the grasslands facing up the slope, take whatever trails seem fun going up.
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  • stblackstar
    *****

    this trail has recently seen some upgrades and it is possible to ride all single track now and avoid the double track. Thanks to the hard work of Dennis! Best View is from Traverse Of The Gods. RIP Dennis...

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