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      Looking for top notch cross country riding? This is it. The CBT Mainline trails. Think high quality trails with awesome lines. The smooth flow nature of the trails is consistent with the riding found elsewhere on this side of the valley, however there’s more to it than that. The CBT Mainline trails were built for riders. The flow is fast and continuous. There are options for airtime with two machine built jump trails. We believe you should earn your rides, so ideally you ride from the bottom up to get your payload.

      The CBT Mainline network extends down the east slope of the Dogtooth Range of the Purcell Mountains. The most popular access is from the base of the ski hill road either by riding from town or parking at the CBT Mainline Trailhead parking area. Starting from the lower end will have you riding a very enjoyable 10km singletrack climb to the top of the CBT Mainline network. Don’t worry, it’s awesome. You don’t even have to go the whole way to still get a great loop – but it’s worth it if you do. Interspersed on the climb are a couple of fast, tight winding sections which can’t be beat. There is the option to park at the top and ride the trails from there – the play first, pay later option – riding back up the trail to your car at the end of your ride. This is not considered shuttling and is cool. And now a word on shuttling: we prefer to limit shuttling of CBT to young families and new riders. Please don’t hasten the wear of our favourite trails by pounding them out on a shuttled run. Thanks.

      The trails in the CBT Mainline are well marked with a signed 4×6 post at every junction.

      With gratitude, the Golden Cycling Club would like to acknowledge that the trails we recreate on are on the homelands of the Ktunaxa and Secwepemc people and the chosen home of the Metis Nation Columbia River Society.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Crown Land
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      Access Info:
      There are two main Trailhead parking areas used to access the CBT Mainline trail network. Each has parking space, a vault toilet, and a kiosk with map. There are also two other access points that have limited parking space, but no toilet or kiosk as of yet.

      CBT Mainline Trailhead: This is the most common start point. From town bike or drive up the ski hill road crossing over the Columbia River on the one lane bridge. Just 300m from this bridge you will see the CBT Mainline Trailhead parking area with its kiosk on your right. Park there and start your ride on the trail crossing the road at the far end of the parking lot. Note: you’ll be biking up for a long ways from here, but it’s good. Everyone’s doing it.

      Cedar Lake Trailhead: From town drive up the ski hill road (Kicking Horse Trail) for approximately 6.5km past the Columbia river bridge and turn left onto the Tallis Forest Service Road. There is a large sign for Cedar Lake and Moonrakers marking this turnoff. Continue down Tallis Forest Service Road for almost 2km, then turn left again and you’ll see the Cedar Lake Trailhead parking area with the Moonrakers kiosk. From here you can bike back 0.5km along the road you just drove to reach the upper end of the CBT Mainline network.

      Odanata Access Point: From town drive up the ski hill road (Kicking Horse Trail) for approximately 6.5km past the Columbia river bridge. At approximately the 6.5 mark you will see a large sign for Cedar Lake and Moonrakers marking the left turn onto the Tallis Forest Service Road. Don’t turn here but instead park on your right in the gravel pull out just 10m further along the main road past these signs. Park here and start your ride at a signed entrance for Odanata across the road 15m before the Tallis Forest Service Road turnoff point. Odanata will lead you to the rest of the upper CBT Mainline trails.

      KHMR: If staying at KHMR, you will soon able to access the Moonrakers via the new singletrack trail Scalli Mag. This trail is due to be completed during the summer of 2016. Take Scalli Mag down to Odanata which will take you to the CBT Mainline trails, as well as within 0.5km of Cedar Lake Trailhead and the Moonrakers. Remember, at the end of your ride, you’ll have a climb back up to KHMR whether it be by road or by Scalli Mag.
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      Region Status
      Open as of May 11, 2022
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      Total Distance
      30 miles
      Total Descent
      5,375 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,637 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,210 ft
      Ridden Counter

      Photos of CBT Mainline Network Mountain Bike

      15 |
      Oct 6, 2022 @ 1:31pm
      Oct 6, 2022
      21 |
      Sep 20, 2021 @ 9:23pm
      Sep 20, 2021
      trail: CBT Mainline
      43 |
      Sep 3, 2021 @ 6:54am
      Sep 3, 2021
      49 |
      Sep 3, 2021 @ 6:53am
      Sep 3, 2021
      42 |
      Aug 14, 2021 @ 4:26pm
      Aug 14, 2021
      trail: Hymenoptera
      51 |
      May 22, 2021 @ 4:04pm
      May 22, 2021
      trail: CBT Mainline
      244 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 7:52pm
      Sep 26, 2017
      trail: CBT Mainline
      300 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 7:51pm
      Sep 26, 2017

      Videos of CBT Mainline Network Mountain Bike

      1:47 | 378 | Nov 3, 2017
      trail: Gold Rush
      2:19 | 237 | May 11, 2015
      The Mighty Quinn, CBT Trails, Golden, BC
      1114 | Dec 18, 2016 , Golden

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      user #3065791JDimentriddentrailCBT Mainline and 1 more
      Jan 20, 2023 @ 2:12pm
      Jan 20, 2023
      user #888632megandriddentrailTake it Easy
      Jan 2, 2023 @ 7:23pm
      Jan 2, 2023
      user #2426346mpatonwishlisttrailHymenoptera and 1 more
      Oct 31, 2022 @ 4:50pm
      Oct 31, 2022
      user #3218646MaxkARpa2riddentrailCBT Mainline and 2 more
      Oct 28, 2022 @ 4:27pm
      Oct 28, 2022
      user #2701331jdaviriddentrailTwisted Sister Connector and 5 more
      Oct 23, 2022 @ 3:13pm
      Oct 23, 2022

      Recent Comments

      user #3146579TarynHtrailFrench ConnectionWe rode up twisted sister and used French...
      Sep 4, 2022 @ 4:16pm
      Sep 4, 2022
      user #3146579TarynHreportThe Mighty QuinnAgreed!!! It's a good time!
      Sep 3, 2022 @ 9:01am
      Sep 3, 2022
      user #960156MazoshtrailCBT MainlineP
      Aug 30, 2022 @ 11:01am
      Aug 30, 2022
      user #1857430MsirayreportCBT MainlineK CC3 cheers
      Aug 13, 2022 @ 3:15pm
      Aug 13, 2022
      user #1389331Surfing-CheftrailTwisted SisterUpper TS has a number of trees down across trail.
      May 12, 2022 @ 8:07am
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      Nearby Areas

      Moonrakers 1 21 21.9 km
      Mountain Shadows 2 14 22.4 km
      Kicking Horse Bike Park 9 21 8 43.3 km
      Mount 7 1 5 6 33.3 km
      Golden Area4 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2030 miles5,374 ft16 miles1,637 ft
      E-Bike1930 miles5,371 ft16 miles1,637 ft
      Hike1628 miles4,747 ft15 miles1,637 ft
      Trail Running1628 miles4,747 ft15 miles1,637 ft
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