Rossland's Seven Summit Ridge Trail

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The Seven Summit Trail, true to its name, is a 30.4 km ridge ride that pa** within a half hour ascent of seven major peaks in the Rossland area. Traversing above the well known Red Resort ski hill, the trail takes you past the treeline on a breathtaking alpine challenge. This newly constructed alpine trail was completed as of September 2004 and finishing touches will continue this summer and beyond.



Above the Alpine City of Rossland, the Seven Summit trail is the essential back country trail of the Monashee Mountains. Traveling south will allow for an initial elevation gain with an overall descent for the rest of the way. Starting at the north trail head parking lot at Nancy Greene Summit (21.2 km from Rossland), the ride will land you at the12 km sign up the Old Cascade highway. Turn left onto this old settlers route to take it back to downtown Rossland for a round trip (13.8 km). The north and the south trailheads have easy vehicle access.



Alternatively, the trail can be assimilated with the Dewdney trail at the south end of Record Ridge where it meets up with the old Cascade Highway. Instead of hanging a left onto the old Cascade Highway continue straight past it for an added 5.4 km and an extra 700m of elevation drop. This will land you down highway 22, 3km north of the American boarder near Patterson.



A light and agile full-suspension or hard tail bike will best suit this 4-6 hour ride (some lugging required). There is a leave no trace policy and there are no official rest stops, so bring plenty of water and supplies (especially when exposed to the alpine sun and winds).



For more information go to www.Rosslandtrails.ca or pick up a Seven Summit Trail brochure on Columbia avenue at the Rossland Chamber of Commerce, Rossland Pro Hardware or Revolution Cycle.



7-Summit Key Info

Elevation : North end 1575m,
South end 1412m,
Old Glory Junction 1805m,
Max 2200m,
Average 1980m


Distance : 4-6 hrs Biking,10-12 hrs hiking, 30.4 km


Access : Easy


Map Sheet : NAD 82 F/4(Rossland-Trail)


Rating : Challenging day trip
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Gnarly

April 5, 2016
MrClee Gnarly  
 
Review: Truly an epic trail. Long climbs, amazing views, awesome downhills. I've ridden it each of the last three summers and have loved it each time.
Not a ride to be taken lightly. Be prepared.




Gramcounter

March 11, 2012
 
Review: Truly an epic trail- a few gnarly sections of loose rock but overall the climbs and descents are terrific, and incredible scenery. A long day out, but well worth the effort.

Similar Trail: The Whole Enchilada, Moab




Bunny Hop

December 1, 2011
aquajeep Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Sick ride




Granny Gear

September 18, 2010
 
Review: Great trail, but be sure to do the Dewdeny at the finish. An extra 7km of amazing downhill (blue)






July 8, 2005
Guest   
 
Review: Best ridge ride in the West Kootenays. Awsome views of the Monashee mounatin range in the Columbia Mountains. Hook on to the Dewdney trail for some ultimate downhill (added 2300 ft descent in 3.5 miles).

Similar Trail: Rossland has a wealth of trail networks, from technical singletrack to gentle railgrades and historical wagon roads.



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