1.3 miles
338 ft
-273 ft
Avg time

Larch Ridge Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    May - Nov
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking
  • OSM Way

Larch Ridge is a good little cross country trail that provides a variety of different riding including some natural technical features such as rocks and roots (as should be expected in the nature) while still providing a variety of line options to cater to different skill levels. The trail starts with a quick flowy downhill followed by the steady undulating climb/ traverse that makes up the majority of the trail. Larch Ridge is perhaps best known as the trail that leads to Monticola or BS, however, Larch Ridge stands out on its own with stunning views and well built sustainable single track. Larch Ridge can be accessed from the parking lot off of Highway 3B, or, if you are planning on riding as a loop with Monticola and would like to do the climb first, you can also park on the Neptune Creek FSR. The Neptune Creek FSR is an active logging road so make sure to park well off the road and avoid jackassery around blind corners. On the right day you may assume God himself built these trails, but he didn't. Dedicated volunteers and locally funded trail crews did. Please support the wonderful work done by these people by donating to the Kootenay Columbia Trails Society.

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More Stats for Larch Ridge mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    65 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,739 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,971 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,860 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,925 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,093 ft
  • Distance down
    2,307 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,436 ft
  • Avg time
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on Aug 1, 2016
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

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Larch Ridge Trail Reports

Aug 1, 2016 @ 3:31pm
Aug 1, 2016
running great!
May 31, 2016 @ 7:40am
May 31, 2016
May 26, 2016 @ 3:50pm
May 26, 2016
reporter The KCTS trail crew have completed annual maintenance. Note that we have had a report of a Grizzly bear cub recently sighted in the vicinity.
May 23, 2016 @ 9:50pm
May 23, 2016
Many fallen trees over large portions of the trail. Not rideable.
Apr 4, 2016 @ 3:33pm
Apr 4, 2016
Snow packed.
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Technical Trail Features (TTF)


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Aug 28, 2013 @ 2:03pm
Aug 28, 2013
Larch Ridge, Rossland
302 |
Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:13am
Aug 27, 2012
Larch Ridge, Rossland

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Larch Ridge - Monticola Loop
4.8 miles

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