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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 can access the Moonrakers via the trail Scalli Mag. 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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      Trails (view details)
      19
      Trails Mountain Bike
      19
      Trails E-Bike
      19
      Trails Hike
      17
      Trails Trail Running
      17
      Total Distance
      30 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      15 miles
      Total Descent
      4,679 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,622 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,195 ft
      Reports
      607
      Photos
      163
      Ridden Counter
      10,774

      Photos of CBT Mainline Network Mountain Bike

      8 |
      Aug 12, 2023 @ 6:56pm
      Aug 12, 2023
      31 |
      Oct 6, 2022 @ 1:31pm
      Oct 6, 2022
      24 |
      Sep 20, 2021 @ 9:23pm
      Sep 20, 2021
      trail: CBT Mainline
      88 |
      Sep 3, 2021 @ 6:54am
      Sep 3, 2021
      trail: Hymenoptera
      161 |
      Aug 12, 2019 @ 1:23pm
      Aug 12, 2019
      trail: Hymenoptera
      168 |
      Sep 28, 2017 @ 5:16am
      Sep 28, 2017
      trail: CBT Mainline
      285 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 7:52pm
      Sep 26, 2017
      trail: CBT Mainline
      358 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 7:51pm
      Sep 26, 2017

      Videos of CBT Mainline Network Mountain Bike

      Hymenoptera
      1:47 | 421 | Nov 3, 2017
      Inners
      trail: Gold Rush
      2:19 | 248 | May 11, 2015
      The Mighty Quinn | Gold Rush [Golden]
      12:26 | 63 | Jul 31, 2023 , Golden
      The Mighty Quinn, CBT Trails, Golden, BC
      1252 | Dec 18, 2016 , Golden

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Twisted Sister
      Apr 14, 2024 @ 11:53am
      3 hours
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      Twisted Sister Connector
      Mar 18, 2024 @ 9:47am
      Mar 18, 2024
      Snow Coveredryanharvey GCC2 Even though it feels like the start of...
      Twisted Sister & Adaptive Access Rd
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      Snow Coveredryanharvey GCC2 Even though it feels like the start of...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Gold Rush Descent
      Apr 14, 2024 @ 12:01pm
      3 hours
      IdealSnow free and dry enough to start ridingbenkwia SAR
      CBT Mainline
      Apr 13, 2024 @ 5:37am
      1 day
      Variable Clear to the top of Mighty Quinn. The...ryanharvey GCC2
      The Mighty Quinn
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 4:59pm
      3 days
      Variable ryanharvey GCC2
      The Kids are Back (Adaptive Descent)
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 4:59pm
      3 days
      Variable ryanharvey GCC2
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      3 days
      Variable ryanharvey GCC2
      Take it Easy
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      Variable ryanharvey GCC2
      Lippy Punk (Adaptive Descent)
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 4:59pm
      3 days
      Variable ryanharvey GCC2
      Arm Pumper (Adaptive Climb)
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 4:59pm
      3 days
      Variable ryanharvey GCC2
      Odonata
      Mar 18, 2024 @ 9:47am
      Mar 18, 2024
      Snow Covered Even though it feels like the start of...ryanharvey GCC2
      Hymenoptera
      Mar 18, 2024 @ 9:47am
      Mar 18, 2024
      Snow Covered Even though it feels like the start of...ryanharvey GCC2

      Activity Feed

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      Recent Comments

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      mexicanwaterdachshundtrailScalli MagNice surprise to find additional berms...
      Jul 17, 2023 @ 11:17am
      Jul 17, 2023
      Andreanne123trailCBT MainlineMama black bear and cub spotted on the trail...
      May 30, 2023 @ 1:56pm
      May 30, 2023
      TarynHtrailFrench ConnectionWe rode up twisted sister and used French...
      Sep 4, 2022 @ 4:16pm
      Sep 4, 2022
      TarynHreportThe Mighty QuinnAgreed!!! It's a good time!
      Sep 3, 2022 @ 9:01am
      Sep 3, 2022
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      Aug 30, 2022 @ 11:01am
      Aug 30, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Moonrakers 1 21 21.9 km
      Mountain Shadows 2 14 22.4 km
      Kicking Horse Bike Park 8 22 8 53.3 km
      Mount 7 1 5 6 33.3 km
      Golden Area 14 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1930 miles4,678 ft15 miles1,624 ft
      #806#9215060757,500
      E-Bike1930 miles4,678 ft15 miles1,624 ft
      43857
      Hike1728 miles4,052 ft13 miles1,624 ft
      #813#821358753
      Trail Running1728 miles4,052 ft13 miles1,624 ft
      #817#825926196
      • By Blurtrc & contributors
      • Admins: GCC, GCC2, GORMA, cgennings, GCC D1
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