Seven Summits - IMBA EPIC
ElevationAscent: 3,488' 1,063 m
Descent: -6,269' -1,911 m
High: 7,199' 2,194 m
Low: 2,381' 726 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 54% (28°)
“A spectacular point to point singletrack traverse of the Rossland Range.”— Ted Stroll
The fastest XC riders can complete the entire distance in less than 3 hours while competent intermediate riders will walk some sections and can take 6-8 hours. Most riders park at the Dewdney trailhead (finish) and utilize a shuttle to the Nancy Greene Pass trailhead (start).
The trail starts with a long climb to the summit of Mt Elgood, which is 100% rideable but a test of pacing and stamina. The next undulating section through the alpine is the most scenic. Unnecessary Ridge is a long, and in places very rough descent to Gibbards Junction. Another big climb up Mt Kirkup and a descent from Grey Mountain gets you to Red Mountain Ski Resort, and the only reasonable option for a bailout (via South-side road).
Another climb onto White Wolf Ridge, a short descent then another climb gets you to the top of Record Ridge. From here it's still a long way, but mostly descending. Lots of technical riding and a unique grasslands section get you to the top of the Dewdney trail. From here you can cruise back to Rossland on the Old Cascade Hwy, but most will choose to bomb down the Dewdney to their waiting vehicle and well deserved cold beers.
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