1 miles
Distance
717 ft
Climb
-220 ft
Descent
00:29:19
Avg time

Tamarack Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Malde Creek
    Rossland, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May - Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #12327 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking
  • OSM Way

Tamarack is essentially a long, consistent switchback climb to a spectacular view point. Put your seat up high, flick into granny gear and power up this beautifully built singletrack trail to the top of Malde Creek FSR.

From the top trailhead, options include either turning around and descending the same route down for a super playful, flowy, intermediate descent of Tamarack Mtn, or continuing across Malde Creek FSR to reach the trail-heads of more difficult trails such as Whiskey, Cherry Poppins, Crown Point (upper) or the Flume.

Historical Note: This area to the south of Rossland was heavily logged at the turn of the last century when the town was bustling was gold fever. The 'Doukhobor's' (a Russian pacifist sect) were brought in to log the Draw adjacent to the trail, and hence the name.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Tamarack mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    497 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,455 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,012 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,462 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,958 ft
  • Grade
    6.714%
  • Grade max
    -87.582%
  • Grade min
    154.963%
  • Distance climb
    3,488 ft
  • Distance down
    2,778 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,130 ft
  • Avg time
    00:29:19
  • Avg reverse time
    00:24:31
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Status:
on Jun 3, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.2 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
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  • 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

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to tamarack trailhead (49.046130, -117.809730)
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      Tamarack Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 3, 2020 @ 1:52pm
      Jun 3, 2020
      large cinnamon colored Black Bear in the area
      May 9, 2020 @ 7:47am
      May 9, 2020
      reporter A few small patches of snow remaining, but otherwise in pretty good condition. Access via the short cut off Malde for now, as Doukhobor still has...
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 9:26am
      Oct 6, 2019
      A couple of downed trees, but most of the snow gone now.
      Oct 1, 2019 @ 4:01pm
      Oct 1, 2019
      Tree down 1/4 way up. 95% clear of snow; just a few patches near the top
      Jul 5, 2019 @ 4:36pm
      Jul 5, 2019
      No issues.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 249 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,166 rides
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      Photos

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      71 |
      May 25, 2018 @ 8:38am
      May 25, 2018
      62 |
      May 25, 2018 @ 8:37am
      May 25, 2018

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      4 Points
      38 miles
      SMDA - Crown Point
      25 miles
      Drake's / Doukhobor / Tamarack / Crown Point
      12 miles
      Tamarack / Whiskey on the Rocks
      11 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Leo101 (Aug 3, 2016 at 10:53)
       Great trail ride inside the forest. After SMD,Combine this climb with the King George Rd, Doukhobor Draw trail and up to Whiskey,,you got yourself one great workout. Totally appreciate the hard work put into this trail building, great work guys.
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