4 miles
Distance
36 ft
Climb
-2,281 ft
Descent
00:19:26
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
    #2257 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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 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
    00:19:26
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Status:
on Oct 4, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.3 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 129 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
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      • 491 rides
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      Photos

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      17 |
      Sep 10, 2018 @ 8:51am
      Sep 10, 2018
      The Dewdney Trail, Spokane Valley
      23 |
      Sep 10, 2018 @ 8:51am
      Sep 10, 2018
      The Dewdney Trail, Spokane Valley
      341 |
      Aug 14, 2018 @ 12:01pm
      Aug 14, 2018
      The Dewdney Trail, Rossland
      28 |
      Jul 16, 2018 @ 7:50pm
      Jul 16, 2018
      The Dewdney Trail, Lethbridge

      Routes with this trail

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

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