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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.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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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.
      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Aug 3, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      19
      Trails Mountain Bike
      19
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      18
      Trails Trail Running
      18
      Total Distance
      25 miles
      Total Descent
      5,285 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,638 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,210 ft
      Reports
      230
      Photos
      148
      Ridden Counter
      4,415

      CBT Mainline Network Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Groomed fat bike trails
      11 miles
      5 mile Mainline All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog5 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 6 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 58 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance

      Photos of CBT Mainline Network Mountain Bike

      8 |
      Jul 23, 2020 @ 8:48pm
      Jul 23, 2020
      16 |
      Jul 18, 2020 @ 11:33pm
      Jul 18, 2020
      trail: CBT Mainline
      123 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 7:52pm
      Sep 26, 2017
      trail: CBT Mainline
      156 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 7:51pm
      Sep 26, 2017

      Videos of CBT Mainline Network Mountain Bike

      Hymenoptera
      1:47 | 241 | Nov 3, 2017
      Inners
      trail: Gold Rush
      2:19 | 207 | May 11, 2015
      The Mighty Quinn, CBT Trails, Golden, BC
      693 | Dec 18, 2016 , Golden

      Recent Trail Reports

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      CBT Mainline
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 2:58pm
      Aug 3, 2020
      Variablerockwall5" tree down across trail, blocking trail...
      Scalli-Mag
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 3:53pm
      Aug 2, 2020
      DryAudrheaume3 fallen trees over the trail
      Twisted Sister (Adaptive Descent)
      Jul 28, 2020 @ 4:55pm
      Jul 28, 2020
      Idealcgennings GCC Downhill only traffic now in place.
      Twister Sister (Adaptive Descent)
      Jul 28, 2020 @ 4:52pm
      Jul 28, 2020
      Unknowncgennings GCC Downhill only traffic now in place.
      Odonata
      Jul 28, 2020 @ 2:11pm
      Jul 28, 2020
      DryKWHern The is a tree fallen across the trail.
      Twisted Sister (Adaptive Climb)
      Jul 28, 2020 @ 10:15am
      Jul 28, 2020
      Idealjaspermountainman VARDA
      The Mighty Quinn
      Jul 28, 2020 @ 10:15am
      Jul 28, 2020
      Idealjaspermountainman VARDA A few brake bumps here and there but over...
      Gold Rush Descent
      Jul 27, 2020 @ 2:21pm
      Jul 27, 2020
      Idealkar044
      Take it Easy
      Jul 27, 2020 @ 2:21pm
      Jul 27, 2020
      Idealkar044
      Twisted Sister & Adaptive Access Rd
      Jul 15, 2020 @ 11:51am
      Jul 15, 2020
      VariableKWHern

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1263038OldMan71riddentrailTwisted Sister and 1 more
      Aug 11, 2020 @ 11:10am
      2 hours
      user #431357CanmoreriddentrailHymenoptera
      Aug 10, 2020 @ 5:12pm
      20 hours
      user #1803874BikemobikeriddentrailCBT Mainline
      Aug 10, 2020 @ 5:09pm
      20 hours
      user #1581369Mtron90riddentrailCBT Mainline
      Aug 10, 2020 @ 4:26pm
      20 hours
      user #2217144staceyday28riddentrailTwisted Sister
      Aug 6, 2020 @ 8:20pm
      Aug 6, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2139981KysklartrailTwisted Sister (Adaptive Descent)This trail is labelled incorrectly! Take the...
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 5:03pm
      Aug 5, 2020
      user #831393cgenningsreportTwister Sister (Adaptive Descent)Downhill only traffic now in place.
      Jul 28, 2020 @ 4:53pm
      Jul 28, 2020
      user #2154876danjouptrailGold Rush DescentKeep left, close to the road
      May 26, 2020 @ 6:03pm
      May 26, 2020
      user #1897022Andrewduke08trailTwisted SisterThe photos on trail forks are not of twisted...
      Aug 19, 2019 @ 9:35pm
      Aug 19, 2019
      user #436586HuesittotrailTake it EasyDowned trees due to wind storm on Take it Easy...
      Jul 26, 2017 @ 11:16am
      Jul 26, 2017

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Moonrakers 1 20 11.9 km
      Mountain Shadows 1 14 22.4 km
      Kicking Horse Bike Park 9 23 10 43.3 km
      Mount 7 1 6 6 33.3 km
      Golden Area 14 km
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