1,711 ft
Distance
-350 ft
Descent
00:03:16
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Monte Christo - KC
    Rossland, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    April - Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #15483 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Spring Cleaning is reliably the first trail to open in Rossland each year and quickly becomes the chosen ride for advanced and expert riders. This steep and technical trail benefits from its southern exposure and lower elevation and is often at its tackiest best in April, when most other trails are still under snow. The ride is predominantly old-school, connecting rock slabs with fall-line tread, a little bumpy and sometimes sandy, just the way many riders like it. There are features galore, many jumps, both man-made and natural and overall the experience is fast flowing and exhilarating.

Starting from the old Mining School in Happy Valley, Spring Cleaning drops into woodland forest with a series of small, committing, rock steps, connected by rough, bob sled-like trail. The grade lessens after the steeper top section, as the trail weaves under the power lines and continues bouncing down to Hwy 3B. Cross the highway barriers and begin pedaling uphill for 60 m to where a sign post indicates the lower section of Spring Cleaning. The lower half has a distinctly different feel than that of the upper section. Where as the upper is tighter, steeper and more technical, the lower section is less forested, less fall-line as it weaves through open grassland. The crux, however, occurs in this short section below the highway where the trail falls down a series of rock slabs. The route ends at the Wagon Road, where riders can either turn right and climb 2 km back to Lower Rossland, or turn left and descend 1.7 km down to Warfield.

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More Stats for Spring Cleaning (lower) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -350 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,290 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,639 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,639 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,290 ft
  • Grade max
    -136.069%
  • Grade min
    -0.427%
  • Distance down
    1,685 ft
  • Distance flat
    26 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:16
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Status:
on May 3, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Directions to spring-cleaning-lower trailhead (49.080570, -117.770940)
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      Spring Cleaning... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 3, 2018 @ 2:13pm
      May 3, 2018
      In great shape.
      Mar 19, 2018 @ 9:33am
      Mar 19, 2018
      reporter
      Mar 19, 2018 @ 9:26am
      Mar 19, 2018
      reporter
      Jan 14, 2018 @ 7:50pm
      Jan 14, 2018
      Apr 24, 2017 @ 8:56pm
      Apr 24, 2017
      The top is great; below the wooden ramp is a bit soggy.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 18 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 77 rides
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      Photos

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      104 |
      May 2, 2012 @ 3:48pm
      May 2, 2012
      224 |
      May 29, 2010 @ 9:40am
      May 29, 2010
      246 |
      May 24, 2010 @ 5:50pm
      May 24, 2010
      215 |
      May 23, 2010 @ 4:45pm
      May 23, 2010

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Mongoose / KC Ridge / Spring Cleaning
      5 miles

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