Day 11: Drive from Rossland to Kelowna - Mountain bike ride Doukhobor Draw (Rossland)

 
 
 
 
 
  
Drakes mountain bike singletrack ride, Rossland Drakes mountain bike singletrack ride, Rossland Drakes mountain bike singletrack ride, Rossland
We woke up to what looked like one of the best days we had seen so far on the holiday, clear sunny sky's and no clouds in the sky. We had breakfast at the condo and then packed up. I decided to do one last ride in Rossland before we headed on to Kelowna. So we drove to the start of Drakes trail at Lions campground. I headed off along Drakes trail and Clare headed into Rossland to have a look around while I did some more riding.

Drakes mountain bike singletrack ride, Rossland

Drakes Singletrack - Video (9 MB)

The Drakes singletrack was good fun fast twisty turney singletrack in the trees with various ups and downs, the trail was very well signed and indeed was the best signed trail system I saw while on holiday in Canada.

Drakes mountain bike singletrack ride, Rossland

More Drakes singletrack - Video (6 MB)

Drakes mountain bike singletrack ride, Rossland Drakes mountain bike singletrack ride, Rossland Drakes mountain bike singletrack ride, Rossland

Drakes mountain bike singletrack ride, Rossland

Drakes trail after 2.9km joined on drakes farm road, which i turned right on and rode along

End of Drakes trail singletrack (1.8 MB)

Doukhobor Draw mountain bike ride, Rossland

After riding along Drakes farm road I joined onto Doukhobor Draw trail which climbed up through the draw to 1030m , until the singletrack started to roll back down hill.

Doukhobor Draw singletrack - Video (17 MB)

  Doukhobor Draw mountain bike ride, Rossland Doukhobor Draw mountain bike ride, Rossland

Doukhobor Draw mountain bike ride, Rossland

Doukhobor Draw singletrack twisty downhill singletrack - Video (25 MB)

Doukhobor Draw mountain bike ride, Rossland Doukhobor Draw mountain bike ride, Rossland Doukhobor Draw mountain bike ride, Rossland
Doukhobor Draw mountain bike ride, Rossland The lower parts of Doukhobor Draw singletrack were great as the trail dropped downwards through a series of sweeping bends through the trees. Doukhobor Draw mountain bike ride, Rossland

Doukhobor Draw mountain bike ride, Rossland

At the end of Doukhobor Draw trail i spotted some more unmarked trails which meandered through the trees on double track and singletrack in a couple of palaces i had to back track, but mainly found good solid trails to ride on back towards the highway.

Some of the unmarked trails - Video (31 MB)

Doukhobor Draw mountain bike ride, Rossland

Eventually I got to the road after about 1.5 hrs and then headed up the road hoping that Clare was up the road and not down the road. I was lucky and spotted clare and the SUV up the road.

Riding back on the road - Video (6.5 MB)

 

Doukhobor Draw mountain bike ride, Rossland I really liked this trail, and wish that instead of riding the 7 summits trail we had done more extensive riding of all the other trails around rossland , as if this trail was anything to go by they would have been great to ride. Doukhobor Draw mountain bike ride, Rossland MAP
Ride profile
map of drivin route from Rossalnd to Kelowna
From Rossland we drove 187 miles to Kelowna, the drive was really boring just loads of trees to see all the way, we got to Kelowna at around 4.30pm.
Driving from Rossalnd to Kelowna Driving from Rossalnd to Kelowna Driving from Rossalnd to Kelowna
Driving from Rossalnd to Kelowna As I hadn't found much information on the trails in Kelowna, we stopped at Fresh air sports where a guy from England was very helpful, but didn't have any trail maps so he directed us to another bike shop where we were able to buy a map for the Mc Dougall rim trail. We then drove across the lake to the B&B we were staying at Willow Beach B&B. Willow Beach B7B
I had booked the lake room which has a great view of the lake, we went for a paddle on the lake in the B&B's kayaks, and had a brief swim in the lake which was very cold, before using the Hot Tub. We then went out and had a very tasty but expensive dinner at Waterfront wines as recommenced by Jim the B&B owner. After dinner we went into Kelowna and I had a fantastic ice cream at Moo-Lics ice cream shop before we headed back to the B&B and went to sleep.

DAY 12