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
Louie Joe (upper)
May 23, 2017 @ 9:36pm
17 hours
dry trails, creeks running high, lots of dry underbrush on trail section running along golf course
Crown Point (lower)
May 19, 2017 @ 8:36am
May 19, 2017
Quite a few trees down. The bridge over the creek is broken, but crossable. The steep section down to the bridge has slid a little as well.
Crown Point (upper)
May 19, 2017 @ 8:34am
May 19, 2017
Two large trees down on the upper section. Other than that rideable.
Tamarack
May 19, 2017 @ 8:03am
May 19, 2017
The KCTS trail crew have completed annual maintenance. reporter
Doukhobor Draw
May 19, 2017 @ 8:02am
May 19, 2017
The KCTS trail crew have completed annual maintenance as far as Tamarack. reporter
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