1 miles
Distance
212 ft
Climb
-628 ft
Descent
00:24:36
Avg time

Full Monte Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Monte Christo - KC
    Rossland, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May - Nov
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #19447 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2003
  • OSM Way

A technical, x-country classic, the Full Monte - Coffee Run circuit was hand built by the KCTS in the summer of 2003 and is mandatory riding for advanced riders who appreciate lively, old-school singletrack loaded with natural and man-made features. This quintessential Rossland trail is rocky and rooty and home to some of the longest skinnies and bridges within the KCTS network. Good bike handling skills are essential as this trail constantly undulates through mountain forest north of town, linking tight, twisting corners with short rock slabs and brief uphills. Coffee Run brings riders back around towards the Mining School in Happy Valley, on more engaging, x-country singletrack with a touch of freeride. The terrain is more moderate and flowy, amidst open forest and bouldered ground.

The Full Monte trailhead begins halfway along the Techno Grind trail. Most riders commence from the Centennial trailhead, ride Centennial trail to Drifter and then climb the Monte Christo Rd (1 km) to start Techno Grind. Techno Grind drops quickly down the north side of Monte Christo Mtn before turning onto a short section of logging road. The Full Monte trailhead can be found 250 m along the logging road and begins with a short, but energetic climb up to a small rise where most riders pad up. As soon as the descent begins, riders face a series of wooden bridges that bounce along a winding trail. There's plenty of features to follow as Full Monte almost imperceptibly turns and twists and makes full use of the natural terrain. Elevation is mostly lost as the trail weaves through different vegetation zones and several rock gardens and eventually falls onto the Coffee Run. Turn right onto the Coffee Run trail

Access Info

Accessed from Techno Grind, from either direction.

More Stats for Full Monte bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -416 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,494 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,042 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,910 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,494 ft
  • Grade max
    -53.044%
  • Grade min
    31.246%
  • Distance climb
    1,752 ft
  • Distance down
    3,764 ft
  • Distance flat
    693 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:36
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Status:
on Oct 13, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.9 (9 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Full Monte Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 6:27pm
      Oct 13, 2019
      Removed tree just past elevated ladder, No chain saw required.
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 9:44pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      Large chainsaw sized tree down just after long elevated wood feature about a third of the way in.
      Aug 20, 2019 @ 1:46pm
      Aug 20, 2019
      KCTS cut tree out n fixed woodwork prob.
      Aug 13, 2019 @ 5:27pm
      Aug 13, 2019
      Woodwork in previous pic fell apart while riding it today. Pushed to side. Must dismount after first woodwork roll down now. Cut tree out later on...
      Aug 4, 2019 @ 12:00pm
      Aug 4, 2019
      Tree down and ad hock ride over is broken.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 45 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 181 rides
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      Photos

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      3 |
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 6:29pm
      Oct 13, 2019
      131 |
      Aug 25, 2017 @ 11:52pm
      Aug 25, 2017
      418 |
      Aug 3, 2015 @ 8:33am
      Aug 3, 2015
      439 |
      Aug 2, 2015 @ 10:10pm
      Aug 2, 2015

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag cartoon (Aug 10, 2017 at 14:11)
       mid section has some deep black segments.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 13-ball (Aug 9, 2018 at 14:49)
       Fun old school riding. Not at all like the computer generated, grade controlled, by the book trails that are overrunning the continent.
      [Reply]

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