1 miles
Distance
717 ft
Climb
-220 ft
Descent
00:27:50
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
  • eBike Allowed
  • 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.

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
    00:27:50
  • 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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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to tamarack trailhead (49.046130, -117.809730)
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Tamarack Trail Reports

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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.
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Photos

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May 25, 2018 @ 8:38am
May 25, 2018
Tamarack, My City
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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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