12 miles
2,669 ft
-3,001 ft
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
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
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
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,484 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Jun 5, 2016

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Oct 27, 2017 @ 5:16pm
Oct 27, 2017
Some snow in the open areas, but 100% pedal-able. The snow was tacky... which is weird.
Doukhobor Draw
Sep 11, 2017 @ 2:50pm
Sep 11, 2017
Not getting ridden much so actually pretty good shape. One tree down just waiting for the trail saw I did have with me today. It is about half a klick below Tamarack if climbing up from Patterson.
Crown Point (lower)
Sep 1, 2017 @ 11:21am
Sep 1, 2017
All clear! Great trail with lots of ladders and drops
Drake's (upper)
Jul 26, 2017 @ 4:39pm
Jul 26, 2017
Jul 26, 2017 @ 6:02am
Jul 26, 2017
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