Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
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  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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
      Parking google parking directions
      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 Sep 28, 2019 ago


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      Total Distance
      25 miles
      Total Descent
      5,691 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,638 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,210 ft
      Ridden Counter

      CBT Mainline Network Mountain Bike Routes

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

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      • 2 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance

      Photos of CBT Mainline Network Mountain Bike

      13 |
      Oct 15, 2019 @ 9:48am
      Oct 15, 2019
      trail: Hymenoptera
      8 |
      Aug 12, 2019 @ 1:23pm
      Aug 12, 2019
      trail: CBT Mainline
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      Sep 26, 2017 @ 7:52pm
      Sep 26, 2017
      trail: CBT Mainline
      118 |
      Sep 26, 2017 @ 7:51pm
      Sep 26, 2017

      Videos of CBT Mainline Network Mountain Bike

      1:47 | 184 | Nov 3, 2017
      trail: Gold Rush
      2:19 | 190 | May 11, 2015
      The Mighty Quinn, CBT Trails, Golden, BC
      524 | Dec 18, 2016 , Golden

      Recent Trail Reports

      CBT Mainline
      Sep 28, 2019 @ 7:37am
      Sep 28, 2019
      VariableMyriamF Rode up the lower part of CBT to Gold...
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 7:59am
      Sep 21, 2019
      Wetryanharvey Trail reopened after recent work Still a...
      The Mighty Quinn
      Sep 2, 2019 @ 8:41am
      Sep 2, 2019
      Drydozerdeesome puddles but nothing bad
      Take it Easy
      Sep 2, 2019 @ 8:41am
      Sep 2, 2019
      Drydozerdeeminor puddles
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 11:25am
      Aug 28, 2019
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      Aug 28, 2019
      Old Age and Treachery
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 11:25am
      Aug 28, 2019
      DryKWHernRode the top loop only
      Gold Rush
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 11:25am
      Aug 28, 2019
      Twisted Sister Connector
      Aug 13, 2019 @ 1:27pm
      Aug 13, 2019
      VariableKWHernOnly rode the first loop. Not sure about...
      Aug 13, 2019 @ 1:27pm
      Aug 13, 2019
      VariableKWHernLog below the drop needs to be cleared...

      Activity Feed

      user #1296433ride-singletrack23addphoto at Alpine Meadows lower in Oakridge, Oregon, United States
      Oct 15, 2019 @ 9:52am
      Oct 15, 2019
      user #1042745Zezzy612riddentrailGold Rush Descent and 1 more
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 10:11pm
      Oct 6, 2019
      user #831393cgenningsupdatetrailTwisted Sister Connector
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 7:16am
      Oct 6, 2019
      user #101448ryanharveyupdatetrailScalli-Mag
      Sep 28, 2019 @ 3:59pm
      Sep 28, 2019
      user #1181059MyriamFaddreportCBT Mainline
      Sep 28, 2019 @ 7:37am
      Sep 28, 2019

      Recent Comments

      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
      user #1367691BezukotrailHemipteraGood trail bear sighted there on sunday july 18
      Jul 17, 2017 @ 6:26pm
      Jul 17, 2017
      user #1296886squandererreportScalli-MagLots of water across trail. Trail is closed.
      May 27, 2017 @ 2:37pm
      May 27, 2017
      user #454369canadakareportHymenopteraLooks like there is a secondary issue, a bike...
      Sep 7, 2016 @ 6:42pm
      Sep 7, 2016

      Nearby Areas

      Moonrakers 1 20 11.9 km
      Mountain Shadows 1 14 22.4 km
      Kicking Horse Bike Park 9 23 9 53.3 km
      Mount 7 1 6 6 33.3 km
      Golden Area 14 km
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