21.9 miles
Distance
3,917 ft
Climb
-6,667 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

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The third stage is a real treat and all-around adventure, utilizing the famous Seven Summits Trail; an IMBA epic. A shuttle will be offered to the start area North of Rossland. This stage will utilize a time-trial format as the route starts directly into singletrack. At the beginning of the stage, you’ll embark on the biggest climb of the day, moving you directly into the alpine on remote singletrack to the upper slopes of Mount Lepsoe. A series of shorter, but still strenuous, climbs lead to fun and fast descents, culminating with a long descent to the south trailhead. But, luckily for you, the fun is not over – we’re including more descending on the Dewdney Trail descent all the way down to the highway This stage is sure to leave you with a smile!

Detailed Description
2017 Singletrack 6: Stage 3 - Seven Summits is a 22 mile expert race route located near Rossland British Columbia. This mountain bike only route and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 3,917 ft with a max elevation of 7,222 ft then descends -6,667 ft.
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10 Reviews & Comments

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superbuburuz (Sep 10, 2022 at 20:38)
A fun blast down, you can shuttle it too
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Tracy808 (Sep 1, 2022 at 11:51)
What a ride! Tough climbs that seem to never end, but when they do it’s all worth it. The last downhill and how it flows into the Dewdney Trail is a great way to end the ride. There was a natural spring drinking water source around mile 11 that someone made for water access.
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ridestuff (Aug 19, 2022 at 21:19)
What an incredible trail!
I can’t wait to do it again, next time on full suspension though…
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cneufeld (Jul 16, 2021 at 18:53)
Rode it today for the first time . Awesome trip ! No smoke. That first climb is a doozy and I found the down hill pretty challenging - such a huge descent
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barrup (Jun 14, 2021 at 10:01)
We rode it as an out and back in 2018. 46 miles 10.088' climbing. Super fun day.
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CSharp (Sep 25, 2020 at 10:42)
This trail is a Godsend after completing the Seven Summits trail! This trail and the Monticola is just awesome. It's fast and flowy, not like the descent on Seven Summits where it's chunky and you can't get the flow going. Fast, flowy, with jumps - gap jumps! I never tried to do any gap jumps before, but with this trail, I was going so fast that I had to jump them! It's what the doctor ordered after Seven Summits ended. Thank you, Rossland!
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CSharp (Sep 25, 2020 at 10:36)
What an epic ride! Starts of with a gentle 5-10% grade and easy climbing with variable loam and some rocks. Then, starting about half way up the first 3-4km, the climb gets more steep (10-16% grade) and more technical with roots and rocks all the way to the first peak. The first descent is interesting as you go to the back side along the ridge towards Red Mountain. Pretty much all the downs are chunky, just rocks and more rocks. The second ascend is probably the toughest climbs of all on the Seven Summits. The 3rd and 4th climbs are not as hard. The 3rd climb has a lot more switchbacks and somewhat technical as you have to get through more rocks on the climbs but all doable. The final downs is still chunky and you can't get any flow and speed until the remaining 2km. Great scenery at the peaks and the smell of the forest as you're going up is amazing! Expect at least a 4 hour moving time and a 7 hour trip time - it'll feel like you've gone through 7 actual peaks at the end of your ride.
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Jbluteau (May 11, 2020 at 20:59)
Can it be ridden in both directions? Terrible idea?!
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fri501pm (Jul 13, 2019 at 7:36)
Awesome trail with great views. This is NOT a black in terms of technical difficulty. Good fitness is necessary. There is a piped spring that crosses the trail at 11.3 miles. It is currently flowing.
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Chorton (Apr 1, 2018 at 16:14)
Rode this last year. An “epic” ride to say the very least.
Will never forget it’s sheer awesomeness.
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Route Sections

1 Timed Section
  • 4 miles distance
  • 71 ft climb
  • -2,250 ft descent

Trails in Route

Seven Summits18 miles
Road2,612 ft
The Dewdney Trail6 miles

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  • Race Course
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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    4
More Stats for 2017 Singletrack 6: Stage 3 - Seven Summits mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,750 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,378 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,137 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,388 ft
  • Grade
    -2.4%
  • Grade max
    -100.3%
  • Grade min
    65.6%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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The Dewdney Trail
Oct 18, 2022 @ 7:56am
Oct 18, 2022
As of October 18th, crews will be brushing the powerline ROW, and sections of the trail will be temporarily impacted. Ride elsewhere, or exercise appropriate caution. reporter
Seven Summits
Aug 19, 2022 @ 9:21pm
Aug 19, 2022
Moon dust loose! But running beautifully. Thanks trailcrews
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