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.
Local Trail AssociationKootenay Columbia Trails Society (www.kcts.ca)
Trails in Route
Difficulty ratingBlack Diamond
More Stats for Drake's / Doukhobor / Tamarack / Crown Point mountain bike route
Altitude min2,607 ft
Altitude start3,497 ft
Altitude end3,165 ft
Distance climb5.5 miles
Distance down6.0 miles
Distance flat3,484 ft
Recent Trail Reports Along Route
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