4. Beaver Lake / Thompson Plateau Gravel Ride

Category
Surface
Distance
97km
Elevation
1437m
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Summary

~80% gravel, long 14km+ gravel climb to Beaver lake, pristine ridge-top lakes and forest service roads; and one of the most challenging and rewarding gravel descents back into Coldstream/Vernon. This route unlocks the Thompson Plateau and King Edward Forest Service Road area for those wanting to discover the full riding potential along the ridgetop.

Surfaces & traffic

Flat & hard-packed gravel on the KVR to the base of Beaver Lake Road, with light to moderate pedestrian and cyclist traffic. Beaver Lake Road is paved and narrow up to about 20km into the route, after this it turns to hard packed rough gravel (lots of washboard surfaces from logging truck use). 41km - 61km are on double track through very remote camping areas. The connection with King Edward Forest Service Road @ 61km is rewarding and worth the effort. The route remains hardpacked gravel until 72km, when the route turns to pavement on Kalamalka Road. The route is gravel and hardpacked again along the KVR stretch along Kalamalka Lake until the end of the ride.

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Maximum
1436m
Minimum
397m
Elevation profile for Beaver Lake / Thompson Plateau Gravel Ride