2 miles
Distance
121 ft
Climb
-945 ft
Descent
00:14:01
Avg time

Monticola Details

  • Riding area
    Neptune Creek
    Rossland, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    June - Oct
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Rock Face
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #218
  • 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
    00:14:01
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Status:
on Aug 29, 2017
Dry
Avg: 5 (13 votes)

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Monticola Trail Reports

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Aug 29, 2017 @ 4:16pm
Aug 29, 2017
Jul 25, 2017 @ 5:00pm
Jul 25, 2017
reporter Windfall cleared.
Jul 24, 2017 @ 10:13am
Jul 24, 2017
1 large tree down. Chainsaw needed
Jul 1, 2017 @ 12:34pm
Jul 1, 2017
There was a couple trees across the trail about 200m back from the end of monticola. We propped it up higher so it wasn't as big of a hazard, but...
Jun 13, 2017 @ 2:54pm
Jun 13, 2017
Some wet spots but otherwise good conditions.
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Trail Lists

Routes with this trail

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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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