TRAIL MAPS ON YOUR PHONE
NOCS has developed a trail map application in cooperation with www.trailmapps.com for the Vernon area. The app is called North Okanagan Trail Guide, and provides detailed maps and descriptions of the riding areas and specific trails. It can also use your GPS to show your current location on the trail map, so you know exactly where you are all the time!
The main mountain biking areas in the North Okanagan are:
Great smaller park with easy access to a good variety of beginner to intermediate trails.
A huge variety of trails makes this a great destination for everyone! Trails range from easy cross-country like Gingerly to big aggressive all-mountain rides like Big Ed and 36DD.
The downhill destination. Silver Star is the place to be for chairlift assisted fun ripping down the mountain! They also have an extensive cross-country trail network.
Just outside of the resort and into Silver Star Provincial Park, there is an expanding network of all-mountain trails, some of which are shuttleable.
This area is shared with Motos, and features some aggressive riding. Sauce On Side/Baconator can be shuttled.
maps on your computer
If you want to check out the trails on your computer, the Trailforks website is a great resource.
Trail forks allows you to see the trails, plan rides, report on trail conditions, and report when trail work has been done.
TRAIL CONDITION REPORTING
If you see a downed tree, or some other problem that needs the attention of a trail boss, please remember to provide trail reports through TrailForks to let us know when maintenance is needed! CLICK HERE to watch a video which explains how to make a trail report on the website.
You can also simplify the trail reporting process by downloading the Trailforks Trail Reporting App, available for Android or iPhone. Click on the video to the right for a quick tutorial on using the Trailforks Trail Reporting App.
Also, if you do any trail work, whether it be brushing out a trail, removing trees, or building a completely new line, please report your trail work through Trailforks to let us know what has been done and how much time was spent on it! It is important to us to log volunteer hours so we can reliably inform stakeholders and potential grant foundations or donors how involved the community is with NOCS, and if everyone reliably reports their trail work on Trailforks, it will make it immensely easier for us to track.
recently completed trail work
A huge thanks out to all of the volunteers that have put tons of hours into helping with our biggest recent project, Stone Free and Stone Free Again in Kal Park. After years of work on these trails, we have an incredible climbing trail that opens up a huge amount of terrain both inside and outside Kal Park.
We at NOCS are still on the look out for some dedicated people to become Trail Bosses. There are still a few trails needing to be claimed, if you feel that becoming a Trail Boss is to much, how about becoming a helper for a particular trail? Let us know at: firstname.lastname@example.org