1 miles
338 ft
-273 ft
Avg time

Larch Ridge Details

  • Riding Area
    Neptune Creek
    Rossland, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,093 ft
  • Distance down
    2,307 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,436 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Sep 23, 2018
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
Directions to larch-ridge trailhead (49.158422, -117.840304)
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Larch Ridge Trail Reports

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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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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Routes with this trail

Larch Ridge - Monticola Loop
5 miles
Seven Summits and Ride Around
44 miles

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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