4 miles
Distance
36 ft
Climb
-2,281 ft
Descent
00:18:24
Avg time

The Dewdney Trail Details

  • Riding area
    Rossland Range
    Rossland, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Dewdney Frontside
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    May - Oct
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #2344

NOTE: Upper Dewdney received significant remediation and re-routing in the fall of 2016 and will now be riding better than ever.
The Dewdney trail was originally built nearly 150 years ago, and although the current route utilizes only small sections of the original prospector route, the historic character of the trail is difficult to escape. Today, the KCTS maintains and manages the Dewdney into a super fast and flowy downhill, that will entertain and thrill riders of most abilities. The corridor is wide and open, with many small hits and bermed turns to excite the freeriders and downhillers. In other sections, the trail is eroded and loose, wet at times but always engaging as it rolls and descends for over 5 km to Highway 22 near Paterson and the US/Canada border.

The original Dewdney Trail was a 700 km long, all-Canadian route along the southern border of the newly established colony of British Columbia. It linked the town of Hope in the Fraser Valley to the goldfields near Fort Steele in the East Kootenay and was built in 1865. Today, the Dewdney is more popular with riders of the Seven Summits trail, who use Dewdney to finish their epic ride.

source: KCTS Website
Local Trail Association
More Stats for The Dewdney Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,245 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,358 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,603 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,603 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,358 ft
  • Grade
    -11.864%
  • Grade max
    -48.198%
  • Grade min
    8.089%
  • Distance climb
    1,185 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    464 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:24
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Status:
on Oct 4, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.3 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to the-dewdney-trail trailhead (49.029970, -117.896580)
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The Dewdney Trail Trail Reports

datedescription
Oct 4, 2018 @ 7:27pm
Oct 4, 2018
Ten-ish trees down. Some will need chainsaws.
Sep 27, 2018 @ 10:53am
Sep 27, 2018
Tree down about 2km before exit
Sep 9, 2018 @ 8:41pm
Sep 9, 2018
reporter Large tree down across trail, blocking trail near the bottom
Aug 19, 2018 @ 8:39am
Aug 19, 2018
Aug 2, 2018 @ 12:51pm
Aug 2, 2018
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Photos

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Sep 10, 2018 @ 8:51am
Sep 10, 2018
The Dewdney Trail, Spokane Valley
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Sep 10, 2018 @ 8:51am
Sep 10, 2018
The Dewdney Trail, Spokane Valley
66 |
Aug 14, 2018 @ 12:01pm
Aug 14, 2018
The Dewdney Trail, Rossland
22 |
Jul 16, 2018 @ 7:50pm
Jul 16, 2018
The Dewdney Trail, Lethbridge

Routes with this trail

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titleratingdistance
Seven Summits / Dewdney (IMBA Epic)
22 miles
Seven Summits and Ride Around
44 miles
Double Dewdney
30 miles
2017 Singletrack 6: Stage 3 - Seven Summits race
22 miles

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