1.2 miles
212 ft
-628 ft
Avg time

Full Monte Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    May - Nov
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Drop, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
  • OSM Way

A technical, x-country classic, the Full Monte - Coffee Run circuit was hand built by the KCTS in the summer of 2003 and is mandatory riding for advanced riders who appreciate lively, old-school singletrack loaded with natural and man-made features. This quintessential Rossland trail is rocky and rooty and home to some of the longest skinnies and bridges within the KCTS network. Good bike handling skills are essential as this trail constantly undulates through mountain forest north of town, linking tight, twisting corners with short rock slabs and brief uphills. Coffee Run brings riders back around towards the Mining School in Happy Valley, on more engaging, x-country singletrack with a touch of freeride. The terrain is more moderate and flowy, amidst open forest and bouldered ground.

The Full Monte trailhead begins halfway along the Techno Grind trail. Most riders commence from the Centennial trailhead, ride Centennial trail to Drifter and then climb the Monte Christo Rd (1 km) to start Techno Grind. Techno Grind drops quickly down the north side of Monte Christo Mtn before turning onto a short section of logging road. The Full Monte trailhead can be found 250 m along the logging road and begins with a short, but energetic climb up to a small rise where most riders pad up. As soon as the descent begins, riders face a series of wooden bridges that bounce along a winding trail. There's plenty of features to follow as Full Monte almost imperceptibly turns and twists and makes full use of the natural terrain. Elevation is mostly lost as the trail weaves through different vegetation zones and several rock gardens and eventually falls onto the Coffee Run. Turn right onto the Coffee Run trail

Access Info

Accessed from Techno Grind, from either direction.

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More Stats for Full Monte mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -416 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,494 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,042 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,910 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,494 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,752 ft
  • Distance down
    3,764 ft
  • Distance flat
    693 ft
  • Avg time
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on Sep 12, 2016
Very Dry
Avg: 3.8 (6 votes)

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Full Monte Trail Reports

Sep 12, 2016 @ 5:00pm
Sep 12, 2016
reporter Tree down just past first raised skinny.
Aug 17, 2016 @ 9:25am
Aug 17, 2016
Dry and dusty but running great
Aug 17, 2016 @ 9:25am
Aug 17, 2016
Dry and dusty but running great
Jun 10, 2016 @ 9:05am
Jun 10, 2016
Prime time for tech
May 13, 2016 @ 6:27am
May 13, 2016
reporter The KCTS trail crew have completed annual maintenance. An exceptional amount of windfall to clear this year, which also took out a couple of features.
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Aug 3, 2015 @ 8:33am
Aug 3, 2015
Full Monte, Rossland
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Aug 2, 2015 @ 10:10pm
Aug 2, 2015
Full Monte, Rossland

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