1 miles
Distance
717 ft
Climb
-220 ft
Descent
00:28:21
Avg time

Tamarack Details

  • 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
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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 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
    00:28:21
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:36
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Status:
on Sep 20, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.25 (8 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • 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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • 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
  • Other Other
      Directions to tamarack trailhead (49.046130, -117.809730)
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      Tamarack Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 20, 2018 @ 12:52pm
      Sep 20, 2018
      Aug 20, 2018 @ 8:38am
      Aug 20, 2018
      Aug 18, 2018 @ 9:46am
      Aug 18, 2018
      May 25, 2018 @ 8:37am
      May 25, 2018
      May 16, 2018 @ 4:50am
      May 16, 2018
      reporter Windfall cleared and ready to ride. Access via the short-cut in from Malde Ck FSR for now.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 37 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,166 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      23 |
      May 25, 2018 @ 8:38am
      May 25, 2018
      Tamarack, My City
      15 |
      May 25, 2018 @ 8:37am
      May 25, 2018
      Tamarack, My City

      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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