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Larch Ridge, Monticola and C.O.G.


A logical loop linking 3 contrasting trails

Mountain Biking Moderate

7.9 km
303 m
303 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
1.5 km
Larch Ridge, Monticola and C.O.G. Map

Slightly away from the better known Rossland biking areas, this is a fun little loop which is easily accessed from the highway. There's a large parking lot at the start of the trail and it comes back to the same spot so there are no logistical issues to solve.


The trail is actually a link of 3 smaller sections of trail, and each one has a character of its own. It's a relatively short trip and provides some fun riding without too much stress, so it's an ideal quick hit.

Larch Ridge is the first trail up and it's undulating with a few rocky sections, and leads you easily away from the road and up into some lovely, quiet forests.

When Larch Ridge gives way to Monticola you're at the high point of the ride and there's a great view down to Rossland. Once on Monticola itself the riding is fun, fast and flowy, with no major technical sections and plenty of smile-inducing singletrail. It passes through forests all the way but there are multiple clearings, most of which have a good view south down the valley.

C.O.G. is the final trail in the loop and it's all uphill along a forest trail which leads to an intersection with Cedar Trail. Turn right and follow this back to parking lot.

There are multiple other trails in the area and a helpful sign showing them all at the parking lot, so adding on an extra loop if you haven't had enough is easily done.



Mostly stable trail tread with some variability, with unavoidable obstacles 8in/20cm tall or less. Other obstacles such as rock gullies and steep sections may exist. Ideal for lower intermediate riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

between June and October


  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens

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