3 miles
Distance
454 ft
Climb
-2,021 ft
Descent
00:47:14
Avg time

The Flume Details

  • Riding Area
    Malde Creek
    Rossland, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #14692 in Mountain Biking

Alternately steep, slow and technical, fast and flowing, stunted, and meandering through old growth forest, the
Flume is a ‘must-do’ for skilled riders on big bikes. The trail begins with a short but energetic climb to the summit
of Tamarack Mt (1319m ft) where riders pad up while admiring the view. The long descent tumbles through a
gamut of steep, tight and rocky terrain with plenty of drops, log rides, boulder hopping and flowing singletrack, all the
way down to Paterson, just up from the US border. Watch for a few pro-level alternate lines adjacent to the trail if you
need some extra challenge.

Access Info

For shuttling, park a vehicle on Barley Rd. 100m off Highway 22 near Paterson, then drive to the top of Malde Creek Rd.
(refer: Trails of the Rossland Range Map), a rough gravel road (4WD recommended). Otherwise the Flume requires a
climb up both Malde Creek Rd and Highway 22 to Rossland, adding a solid 2 hours of riding. The entrance to the Flume
is 500m past the Whiskey trailhead on the right hand side of Malde Creek Rd. Watch for a signed overgrown road, and
the singletrack begins about 200m in, signed on the right.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for The Flume bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,567 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,416 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,311 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,983 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,416 ft
  • Grade
    -11.81%
  • Grade max
    -64.982%
  • Grade min
    28.385%
  • Distance climb
    3,842 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    259 ft
  • Avg time
    00:47:14
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Status:
on Sep 24, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.45 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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 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
  • Other Other
Directions to the-flume trailhead (49.032649, -117.800598)
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The Flume Trail Reports

datedescription
Sep 24, 2018 @ 8:47am
Sep 24, 2018
Pretty much perfect condition after the recent rain. Tacky.
Jun 5, 2018 @ 6:28pm
Jun 5, 2018
We bucked out all the trees and raked all of Flume over the last few days. It’s good to go except a small section that looks to be getting...
Mar 19, 2018 @ 9:33am
Mar 19, 2018
reporter
Mar 19, 2018 @ 9:25am
Mar 19, 2018
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Jan 14, 2018 @ 7:37pm
Jan 14, 2018
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Nov 15, 2016 @ 5:43am
Nov 15, 2016
The Flume, Rossland

Routes with this trail

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SMDA - Crown Point
25 miles
The Flume (shuttle)
4 miles

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Trail Learned - Bodhi Kuhn
2:49 | 1347 | Nov 14, 2016 , Rossland
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