1,711 ft
Distance
-350 ft
Descent
00:03:17
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
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Jump, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Spring Cleaning (lower) mountain 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
    00:03:17
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Status:
on May 3, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (2 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 spring-cleaning-lower trailhead (49.080570, -117.770940)
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Spring Cleaning... Trail Reports

datedescription
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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May 2, 2012 @ 3:48pm
May 2, 2012
Spring Cleaning (lower)
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May 29, 2010 @ 9:40am
May 29, 2010
Spring Cleaning (lower)
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May 24, 2010 @ 5:50pm
May 24, 2010
Spring Cleaning (lower)
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May 23, 2010 @ 4:45pm
May 23, 2010
Spring Cleaning (lower)

Routes with this trail

titleratingdistance
Mongoose / KC Ridge / Spring Cleaning
5 miles

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3:12 | 324 | Apr 18, 2010 , Rossland
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