1.4 miles
717 ft
-220 ft
Avg time

Tamarack Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    May - Oct
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
  • 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.

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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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,488 ft
  • Distance down
    2,778 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,130 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on May 19, 2017
Avg: 4 (5 votes)

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Directions to tamarack trailhead (49.046130, -117.809730)
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Tamarack Trail Reports

May 19, 2017 @ 8:03am
May 19, 2017
reporter The KCTS trail crew have completed annual maintenance.
May 11, 2017 @ 6:02pm
May 11, 2017
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail about half way up
May 8, 2017 @ 8:58am
May 8, 2017
reporter Some snow and trees down but still a great ride.
Sep 6, 2016 @ 10:54am
Sep 6, 2016
Sep 1, 2016 @ 5:18am
Sep 1, 2016
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Routes with this trail

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ROSSLAND | 2016 Osprey Canadian National Enduro presented by NOBL Wheels race featured
29.1 miles
Drake's / Doukhobor / Tamarack / Crown Point
12.2 miles
SMDA - Crown Point
25.0 miles
4 Points
37.5 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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