1 miles
Distance
338 ft
Climb
-273 ft
Descent
00:18:13
Avg time

Larch Ridge Details

  • Riding Area
    Neptune Creek
    Rossland, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May - Nov
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1810 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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 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
    0.954%
  • Grade max
    -28.278%
  • Grade min
    27.512%
  • Distance climb
    3,093 ft
  • Distance down
    2,307 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,436 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:13
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:13
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Status:
on Sep 23, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.6 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Green
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Larch Ridge Trail Reports

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      Sep 23, 2018 @ 4:39pm
      Sep 23, 2018
      Other than 1 small tree down on the trail it's in great shape.
      Sep 4, 2018 @ 2:51pm
      Sep 4, 2018
      reporter Active logging in this area through Fall 2018. Trails will remain open, but please don't drive or park on Neptune Ck FSR.
      Jul 11, 2018 @ 5:43am
      Jul 11, 2018
      Trail is in great shape, nice and tacky after the recent rain.
      Jun 6, 2018 @ 4:48pm
      Jun 6, 2018
      reporter Cleared and ready to ride.
      May 27, 2018 @ 11:56am
      May 27, 2018
      Lots of snow still. Some trees down. At least a couple of weeks away probably.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 61 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
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      • 816 rides
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      Aug 28, 2013 @ 2:03pm
      Aug 28, 2013
      Larch Ridge, Rossland
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      Aug 27, 2012 @ 9:13am
      Aug 27, 2012
      Larch Ridge, Rossland

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag bendtrails (Sep 23, 2018 at 16:35)
       Great climb to Monicola, and several nice rock features to keep things interesting.
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