I know guys that session this trail 4 to 7 times in a day, shuttling up and
down Rosehill Road. This trail was featured in Torque 3. Locate Rosehill road on a Kamloops map. Leave a car at the bottom, shuttle to the top turnaround spot just after the water tower and down you go. Keep your eyes open on the way down for alternate routes. No need to worry, everything ends
up in the same area near the car. Look for airs, steeps, flume rides down dried up creek beds with banked corners, a banked slalom style spot and a lot of high speed loving.
NOTE: Attached map shows some other well known riding areas (and not so well known, i.e. a whole series of former dirt-biker gravity bowls that ride one to another, see "dips", on map), and Razorback, another trail in the area. If you do visit, stay on the trails, close all gates, stay off private land. All these trails are not on private land, but, some riders are "curious" and seek out spurs off trail. Don't do it, or this area is toast.
Above map should help you locate Rosehill Road (near trailerpark on South end of kamloops). Pretty simple.
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Posted By: Rock1
- Fri Jul 01 01:09:55 EDT 2011
UpsideRio (the second trail) is still open and easy to access via the public trail
CommentDo yourself a favour and leave a car at the Petro or at the end of Valleyview drive or another spot in Dallas. Rio comes out at the trailer park
Posted By: let it burn
- Tue Mar 29 19:17:13 EST 2005
Upsideit is a east quik shuttle for us locals, Coop nice buids!!!! and well pretty darn cool up therre
Downsidethose rich *ucks are analy trying to control the area, even if they aint planin a house on the land they still dont want us on there, F those a holes
Commentnot to shabby
Posted By: trailpeak
- Mon Aug 09 16:48:25 EDT 2004
CommentThis comment relates to Razorback in the map, a great desert ridge ride - apparently it is now closed due to new housing development in the area. Anyone else with similar 'razor' rides in the area?
Posted By: downhillfreerider
- Wed Jul 21 03:44:16 EDT 2004
Upsidefast, technical, easy to get to
Downsideu can go through brake pads quikly
Commenti live in alberta, and rose hill is by far the best place ive ever been to. go there with a local if u get the chance
Posted By: trailpeak
- Sat Sep 13 21:41:34 EDT 2003
UpsideIt is in it's own little canyon, lots of options, for advanced riders only.
DownsideVery steep in sections, there is some controversy over land access, but in fact this trail is not on private land at all, some riders however are taking spurs into private land, and that ruins it.
CommentStick to the trail only. Else this area will be lost. Better alternatives, and possibly better riding are Mt. Harper (see entry on trailpeak), Sunpeaks, Razorback, and Greenstone. Check with www.kamloopsbikecamps.com for latest.
Posted By: bmv
- Mon Apr 14 11:01:07 EDT 2003
Upsidefast, with airs and steep sections.
DownsideIt's on private land and won't be around long....new development is looming!!
Posted By: woodchip
- Tue Nov 12 04:45:36 EST 2002
UpsideEasy shuttle, lots to play and sesh out on. Big stuff if your game.
DownsideLots of trafic, can be dusty, but small price to pay.
CommentGreat trail, jumps galore, drops that are natural and built. Locals make it look easy.
Posted By: AmyDoll
- Fri Jul 05 11:45:17 EDT 2002
UpsideRose Hill is everything Sun Peaks is not. This is an amusement park for biking. Every turn offers a multitude of lines, allowing you to play with the trail the better you know it. Rose Hill is a stream of trails that follow a steep ravine down this mountain, every turn offers a jump, high line, low line, hip ride, the possibilities are endless. The first time down we spent almost an hour exploring the trail, by the last run of the day (5th run) we went from top to bottom in less than 10 minutes. Every time I'm in Kamloops I'll ride Rose Hill. It is gauranteed to amke you feel like a superstar. And if you like road gaps, there is a pretty big one up there with a very steep run out. Oh yeah, Rose Hill is steeep, and during high traffic times in the summer the thick layer of fine dust on most of the trail can make it as slippery as CBC (mt. Seymour) on a wet day.