12.2 miles
Distance
2,669 ft
Climb
-3,001 ft
Descent
4,033 ft
High Point

Start downtown, and head to Upper Drake's via the Trans Canada Trail (accessed from Dunn Cres.) Ride the constantly changing up/down of Drake's and Doukhobor Draw, and then grind up Tamarac. Turn left just before the end of Tamarac to go down Upper Whiskey. Ride down Malde Creek FSR until you hit Birch Main, and hang a right. Alternatively you could add in Whiskey on the Rocks here, but it is usually skipped on this ride. Ride Birch Main out to Crown Royal, and head down the big descent of Crown Royal and Crown Point. Keep going down the Upper Switchback until you hit the Railgrade, then head up (left). Drop right into Rubberhead and ride up Louie Joe to get back to town. If the tank is running on empty near the end, it's less climbing to just stay on the Railgrade all the way back up, skipping Rubberhead and Louie Joe.

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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Drake's / Doukhobor / Tamarack / Crown Point mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,607 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,497 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,165 ft
  • Grade max
    -38.187%
  • Grade min
    43.601%
  • Distance climb
    5.5 miles
  • Distance down
    6.0 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,484 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Crown Point (lower)
Nov 21, 2016 @ 7:55pm
Nov 21, 2016
2 large trees down throughout the trail. Easy to climb over. Careful, one is at the lower high speed section!
Drake's (upper)
Sep 6, 2016 @ 10:54am
Sep 6, 2016
Tamarack
Sep 6, 2016 @ 10:54am
Sep 6, 2016
Crown Point (upper)
Sep 1, 2016 @ 5:18am
Sep 1, 2016
Upper Switchback
Sep 1, 2016 @ 5:18am
Sep 1, 2016
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