1 miles
717 ft
-220 ft
Avg time

Tamarack Details

  • Riding area
    Malde Creek
    Rossland, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • 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
  • 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 Jan 14, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.3 (7 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

Jan 14, 2018 @ 7:39pm
Jan 14, 2018
Oct 27, 2017 @ 5:16pm
Oct 27, 2017
Some snow in the open areas, but 100% pedal-able. The snow was tacky... which is weird.
Aug 30, 2017 @ 3:09pm
Aug 30, 2017
Fallen tree about halfway up. Requires chainsaw. Rest of the trail was in great shape
Jun 19, 2017 @ 9:03pm
Jun 19, 2017
Jun 14, 2017 @ 11:12pm
Jun 14, 2017
Same tree still across as mentioned in June 1 report. Apart from that tacky and running great.
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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 miles
Drake's / Doukhobor / Tamarack / Crown Point
12 miles
SMDA - Crown Point
25 miles
4 Points
38 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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