The Flume Details
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.
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 min2,416 ft
Altitude max4,311 ft
Altitude start3,983 ft
Altitude end2,416 ft
Distance climb3,842 ft
Distance down2 miles
Distance flat259 ft
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The Flume Trail Reports
Jul 21, 2017 @ 8:44amJul 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 @ 2:56pmJun 1, 2017
|reporter The KCTS trail crew have completed annual maintenance.|
May 27, 2017 @ 5:33pmMay 27, 2017
|Mostly in great shape; trees down in a few spots through the middle section.|
Jul 19, 2016 @ 5:01pmJul 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 @ 2:47pmMay 17, 2016
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