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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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      Trails Mountain Bike
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      Trails Trail Running
      Total Distance
      28 miles
      Total Descent
      6,051 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,637 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,210 ft
      Ridden Counter

      Photos of CBT Mainline Network Mountain Bike

      7 |
      Sep 20, 2021 @ 9:23pm
      Sep 20, 2021
      trail: CBT Mainline
      5 |
      Sep 3, 2021 @ 6:54am
      Sep 3, 2021
      17 |
      Sep 3, 2021 @ 6:53am
      Sep 3, 2021
      14 |
      Aug 14, 2021 @ 4:26pm
      Aug 14, 2021
      trail: Hymenoptera
      22 |
      May 22, 2021 @ 4:04pm
      May 22, 2021
      trail: CBT Mainline
      43 |
      Sep 22, 2020 @ 5:51pm
      Sep 22, 2020
      trail: CBT Mainline
      188 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 7:52pm
      Sep 26, 2017
      trail: CBT Mainline
      235 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 7:51pm
      Sep 26, 2017

      Videos of CBT Mainline Network Mountain Bike

      1:47 | 327 | Nov 3, 2017
      trail: Gold Rush
      2:19 | 224 | May 11, 2015
      The Mighty Quinn, CBT Trails, Golden, BC
      931 | Dec 18, 2016 , Golden

      Recent Trail Reports

      Oct 15, 2021 @ 12:49pm
      1 day
      VariableblackdogzmanLittle bit of snow on upper part but very...
      Twisted Sister
      Oct 15, 2021 @ 12:49pm
      1 day
      IdealblackdogzmanExcellent condition.
      Arm Pumper (Adaptive Climb)
      Oct 15, 2021 @ 12:49pm
      1 day
      IdealblackdogzmanExcellent condition
      Oct 1, 2021 @ 12:25pm
      Oct 1, 2021
      Idealclaudiamba tree down over the trail
      Oct 1, 2021 @ 12:25pm
      Oct 1, 2021
      Variableclaudiambsome wet spots but not too bad
      The Mighty Quinn
      Oct 1, 2021 @ 12:25pm
      Oct 1, 2021
      Take it Easy (Extension)
      Oct 1, 2021 @ 12:25pm
      Oct 1, 2021
      Take it Easy
      Oct 1, 2021 @ 12:25pm
      Oct 1, 2021
      CBT Mainline
      Sep 15, 2021 @ 10:14am
      Sep 15, 2021
      Sep 15, 2021 @ 10:14am
      Sep 15, 2021

      Activity Feed

      user #2276089blackdogzmanaddreportScalli-Mag and 2 more
      Oct 16, 2021 @ 10:36am
      8 hours
      user #2699636WhogarthriddentrailHymenoptera
      Oct 9, 2021 @ 6:57pm
      Oct 9, 2021
      user #2877082NicoleSafronriddentrailTwisted Sister and 1 more
      Oct 9, 2021 @ 4:29pm
      Oct 9, 2021
      user #2877082NicoleSafronwishlisttrailTwisted Sister
      Oct 9, 2021 @ 4:12pm
      Oct 9, 2021
      user #443489wfauteux177wishlisttrailTwisted Sister
      Oct 4, 2021 @ 7:31pm
      Oct 4, 2021

      Recent Comments

      user #831393cgenningsreportLippy Punk (Adaptive Descent)Still very, very soft. Let it dry out.
      Apr 17, 2021 @ 5:37pm
      Apr 17, 2021
      user #2139981KysklartrailThe Kids are Back (Adaptive Descent)This trail is labelled incorrectly! Take the...
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 5:03pm
      Aug 5, 2020
      user #831393cgenningsreportLippy Punk (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

      Nearby Areas

      Moonrakers 1 20 21.9 km
      Mountain Shadows 2 14 22.4 km
      Kicking Horse Bike Park 9 21 8 43.3 km
      Mount 7 1 5 5 43.3 km
      Golden Area 14 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2028 miles6,050 ft16 miles1,637 ft
      E-Bike193 miles1,020 ft3 miles1,539 ft
      Hike1627 miles5,571 ft14 miles1,637 ft
      Trail Running1628 miles5,807 ft15 miles1,637 ft
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