2 miles
Distance
121 ft
Climb
-945 ft
Descent
00:15:13
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
    #552 in Mountain Biking
  • 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 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
    00:15:13
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Status:
on Sep 4, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (16 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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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • 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 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
Directions to monticola trailhead (49.159685, -117.821299)
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Monticola Trail Reports

datedescription
Sep 4, 2018 @ 2:55pm
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
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
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Photos

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Sep 10, 2018 @ 8:48am
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Monticola, Rossland
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Aug 2, 2016 @ 11:51am
Aug 2, 2016
Monticola, Rossland
651 |
Aug 3, 2014 @ 7:49pm
Aug 3, 2014
Monticola, Rossland

Trail Lists

Routes with this trail

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Larch Ridge - Monticola Loop
5 miles

3 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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  • + 1
flag bendtrails (Sep 23, 2018 at 16:36)
 Really fun decent. Enjoyed the top, rocky section the most, with the short drops and rock rolls. The bottom half is super smooth and buff and very flowy. Very well built.
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