3 miles
Distance
454 ft
Climb
-2,021 ft
Descent
00:48:40
Avg time

The Flume Details

  • Riding area
    Malde Creek
    Rossland, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • TTFs on trail
    A-Frame, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Global Ranking

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 mountain 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
    00:48:40
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Status:
on Jul 21, 2017
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Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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The Flume Trail Reports

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Jul 21, 2017 @ 8:44am
Jul 21, 2017
Two trees down that need a saw. Moved the other two. This trail is in as about as good of shape as it gets. A little brushy in places and some of...
Jun 1, 2017 @ 2:56pm
Jun 1, 2017
reporter The KCTS trail crew have completed annual maintenance.
May 27, 2017 @ 5:33pm
May 27, 2017
Mostly in great shape; trees down in a few spots through the middle section.
Jul 19, 2016 @ 5:01pm
Jul 19, 2016
reporter The KCTS trail crew brushed the lower section, as it was getting pretty overgrown, and installed an alternate to the skinny over the creek.
May 17, 2016 @ 2:47pm
May 17, 2016
All clear.
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Nov 15, 2016 @ 5:43am
Nov 15, 2016
The Flume, Rossland
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Jun 20, 2010 @ 4:51pm
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The Flume, Rossland
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Jun 7, 2009 @ 11:08pm
Jun 7, 2009
The Flume, Rossland
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Jun 7, 2009 @ 11:08pm
Jun 7, 2009
The Flume, Rossland

Routes with this trail

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

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Trail Learned - Bodhi Kuhn
2:49 | 1078 | Nov 14, 2016 , Rossland
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