2 miles
Distance
121 ft
Climb
-945 ft
Descent
00:14:25
Avg time

Monticola Details

  • Riding area
    Neptune Creek
    Rossland, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    June - Oct
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Rock Face
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #508
  • OSM Way

A local favorite, and for good reason. The words fast and flowy may be overused but certainly would't be out of place for this gem. The trail is very buff, manicured, and has many options for all levels of riders including swoopy corners, grade reversals and many pump-able features.

Typically ridden as a loop, starting with Larch Ridge, followed by COG and then back up to the parking area. Alternatively, it can be ridden as a shuttle, with drop-off at the start of Larch Ridge, and pick-up at the bottom of Monticola/COG.

Access Info

Accessed via Larch Ridge.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Monticola mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -824 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,086 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,931 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,926 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,102 ft
  • Grade max
    -41.461%
  • Grade min
    23.049%
  • Distance climb
    1,217 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,228 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:25
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Status:
on Jul 11, 2018
Variable
Avg: 5 (13 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to monticola trailhead (49.159685, -117.821299)
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Monticola Trail Reports

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Jul 11, 2018 @ 5:43am
Jul 11, 2018
Large tree across trail 1/3 of the way down. Trail is in great shape despite the tree down, nice and tacky after the recent rain.
Jun 16, 2018 @ 10:42pm
Jun 16, 2018
Some good person cut the downed tree out before I could get to it.
Jun 14, 2018 @ 3:27pm
Jun 14, 2018
Tree down in the lower part of the trail, between BS and Neptune creek FSR
Jun 6, 2018 @ 4:49pm
Jun 6, 2018
reporter Cleared top to bottom and ready to ride
Jun 5, 2018 @ 11:19am
Jun 5, 2018
We cleared and lightly swept lower half today so it’s good to go. Not sure what the upper half of it looks like as we came from BS clearing into...
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Photos

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Aug 3, 2014 @ 7:49pm
Aug 3, 2014
Monticola, Rossland

Trail Lists

Routes with this trail

titleratingdistance
Larch Ridge - Monticola Loop
5 miles

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag radek Mod (Jul 25, 2017 at 20:41)
 This was a fantastic trail. Great rocky and rooty bits up top and amazing let your brakes go hill side single track.
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  • + 1
flag cartoon (Aug 10, 2017 at 14:22)
 Great trail, a true blue with 3 short blue+ drops. The flow for most of MC is super fun. Larch Ridge is a perfect xc climb up. Make sue to bring your phone for Trailforks as the climb back up the logging roads to the parking lot is not marked. Probably the best blue trail in Rossland area.
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