2 miles
38 ft
-1,548 ft
Avg time

Dewdney (Lower) Details

  • Riding area
    Rossland Range
    Rossland, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    May - Oct
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

The Dewdney trail was originally built nearly 150 years ago, and although the current route utilizes only small sections of the original prospector route, the historic character of the trail is difficult to escape. Today, the KCTS maintains and manages the Dewdney into a super fast and flowy downhill, that will entertain and thrill riders of most abilities. The corridor is wide and open, with many small hits and bermed turns to excite the freeriders and downhillers. In other sections, the trail is eroded and loose, wet at times but always engaging as it rolls and descends for over 5 km to Highway 22 near Paterson and the US/Canada border.

The original Dewdney Trail was a 700 km long, all-Canadian route along the southern border of the newly established colony of British Columbia. It linked the town of Hope in the Fraser Valley to the goldfields near Fort Steele in the East Kootenay and was built in 1865. Today, the Dewdney is more popular with riders of the Seven Summits trail, who use Dewdney to finish their epic ride.

source: KCTS Website
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Dewdney (Lower) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,510 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,380 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,891 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,891 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,381 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    793 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    212 ft
  • Avg time
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on Aug 24, 2017
Very Dry
Avg: 4 (3 votes)

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Dewdney (Lower) Trail Reports

Aug 24, 2017 @ 8:52pm
Aug 24, 2017
Jul 26, 2017 @ 5:54am
Jul 26, 2017
reporter All clear.
Jul 1, 2017 @ 2:36pm
Jul 1, 2017
Most good condition but large log across the trail at the bottom of a gully
Jun 8, 2017 @ 4:16pm
Jun 8, 2017
reporter The KCTS trail crew have completed annual maintenance.
Sep 12, 2016 @ 12:28pm
Sep 12, 2016
All good thanks
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