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      Golden’s hotspot for downhill shuttle laps can be found on Mount 7, the prominent peak just east of town. Named for the ephemeral 7 that appears high on the ridgeline each spring, this trail network has been the heart of local downhill riding for many years.

      Mount 7 was once home to the infamous Psychosis Race where World Cup racers would come to pit themselves against the mountain. Some succeeded, but many failed. The Psychosis Race is long gone, but you can still challenge the mountain.

      Over the years, the mainly old-school style trails have taken on a rougher and more rugged appearance. It’s character can be summarized as steep It’s no bike park, just pure, proper downhill riding.

      Hunt about, or ask the locals, and you’ll find some hidden gems tucked away: wood features, gap jumps, cliff drops, and double blacks to challenge the most seasoned rider. Many of these trails were originally built underground, so best to scout them first.

      Some new XC trails are starting to be developed on Mount 7. Namely the bidirectional XC trail Schacher, which now climbs right up to the Launch site at the top.

      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: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Shuttleable: YES
      Access Info:
      The staging area for shuttling Mount 7 is at the Reflection Lake Trailhead parking area; complete with washrooms and an info kiosk. All Mount 7 trails return to this point. It is also the parking area for the Mtn Shadows XC network, so you can mix it up or split up if you have a diverse group.

      The Reflection Lake Trailhead parking area can be reached by biking or driving 1km south of town on Hwy 95, then turning left onto Reflection Lake Rd. The Reflection Lake Trailhead parking area is down another 0.4km on your right.

      From this parking area trails are accessed via the Bowle-Evans Forest Service Rd, a 14km long dirt road leading to the top of the trail network. Along the way there are also parking areas at 3km, 5km,and 10km for multiple trail options. This is a multi-use road shared by hang gliders, paragliders, hikers, sightseers and also bikers who wish to earn their downhills, so drive with care and consideration.

      The road does get graded about once a year, but it can still be rough in places and dusty in the summer. During the spring melt, the road can take until the beginning of June to fully dry out. Expect the road to be gated at the 10km mark if you come early season.
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 6, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      16
      Trails Mountain Bike
      16
      Trails E-Bike
      16
      Trails Hike
      4
      Trails Trail Running
      5
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      2
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Total Distance
      21 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      12 miles
      Total Descent
      10,528 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,749 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,362 ft
      Reports
      341
      Photos
      148
      Ridden Counter
      6,854

      Outside+ Logo Articles

      Video: Downhill Young Guns Tackle on the Legendary Psychosis Course
      Aug 6, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      Your GoPro effect has no power here.

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      Past Week
      • 2 rides

      Photos of Mount 7 Mountain Bike

      trail: Dead Dog
      34 |
      Sep 30, 2021 @ 8:37pm
      Sep 30, 2021
      trail: Woodlot Ride
      5 |
      Sep 20, 2021 @ 9:35pm
      Sep 20, 2021
      trail: 3K/True Value
      7 |
      Sep 20, 2021 @ 9:25pm
      Sep 20, 2021
      28 |
      May 22, 2021 @ 4:06pm
      May 22, 2021
      trail: B12
      105 |
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 10:06pm
      Oct 14, 2020
      73 |
      Sep 7, 2020 @ 5:04pm
      Sep 7, 2020
      trail: 5K
      566 |
      Sep 6, 2011 @ 10:11pm
      Sep 6, 2011
      trail: 5K
      494 |
      Dec 9, 2008 @ 6:03pm
      Dec 9, 2008

      Videos of Mount 7 Mountain Bike

      Tuck-n-tumble
      trail: 5K
      66 | Nov 1, 2021
      Legendary Mount 7
      trail: Skid Marks
      0:53 | 107 | Aug 25, 2020
      Follow cam at 5k
      trail: 5K
      0:43 | 96 | Jul 3, 2020
      5km headcam
      trail: 5K
      1:57 | 73 | Jul 3, 2020
      dead dog
      trail: Dead Dog
      2:33 | 463 | Jun 7, 2020
      Mt 7
      trail: Schacher
      0:08 | 1138 | Oct 5, 2018
      Mount 7
      trail: Skid Marks
      16:35 | 673 | Oct 19, 2017
      Chris' First Time on Dead Dog..... With Bald Tires
      trail: Dead Dog
      3:02 | 813 | Sep 12, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Woodlot Ride
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 9:01am
      Oct 2, 2021
      Variableclaudiambsome wet and greasy spots
      5K
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 9:01am
      Oct 2, 2021
      Idealclaudiamb
      3K/True Value
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 9:01am
      Oct 2, 2021
      Idealclaudiamb
      Schacher
      Sep 25, 2021 @ 10:46am
      Sep 25, 2021
      IdealBillTrails1
      Bris
      Aug 7, 2021 @ 4:45pm
      Aug 7, 2021
      Idealjonathanreid9
      Skid Marks
      Aug 7, 2021 @ 12:31pm
      Aug 7, 2021
      Idealgraymanc Tree down after 2nd steep on skidmarks
      Erich's
      Jul 18, 2021 @ 10:03am
      Jul 18, 2021
      DryMooseEh
      5 Km Alt
      Jul 18, 2021 @ 10:03am
      Jul 18, 2021
      DryMooseEh
      B12
      Jun 16, 2021 @ 9:01pm
      Jun 16, 2021
      IdealEvanG04
      Snake Hill/Tail Gate
      Jun 6, 2021 @ 11:47am
      Jun 6, 2021
      Dryjimkickz Be cautious at the very very end there...

      Activity Feed

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      user #1714122fdrewbrookriddentrailSkid Marks and 3 more
      Jan 22, 2022 @ 5:55pm
      Jan 22, 2022
      user #831393cgenningsupdatetrailB52 and 2 more
      Nov 30, 2021 @ 7:14pm
      Nov 30, 2021
      user #831393cgenningsaddtrail10K Connector
      Nov 10, 2021 @ 4:29pm
      Nov 10, 2021
      user #831393cgenningsupdatetrail10 km and 4 more
      Nov 10, 2021 @ 4:24pm
      Nov 10, 2021
      user #831393cgenningsupdatetrailJeep Road and 1 more
      Nov 9, 2021 @ 3:33pm
      Nov 9, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1153606Ronaldo99trailSkid MarksI’m thinking a couple of the long steep...
      Aug 26, 2021 @ 4:48pm
      Aug 26, 2021
      user #1866691mtbflautotrailDead DogImagine riding this on an xc bike with no dropper
      Aug 17, 2021 @ 7:04pm
      Aug 17, 2021
      user #1878714rdriver89trailSchacherHuge shout out to the builders off this trail....
      Jul 24, 2021 @ 12:57pm
      Jul 24, 2021
      user #455746ronltrailSummitP
      Jul 5, 2021 @ 9:49am
      Jul 5, 2021
      user #1803171ryancartierstrailB12This is correct. Confirmed Oct 2020. ...
      Jun 5, 2021 @ 1:34pm
      Jun 5, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Mountain Shadows 2 14 21 km
      Moonrakers 1 20 23.1 km
      CBT Mainline Network 1 173.3 km
      Kicking Horse Bike Park 9 22 8 46.6 km
      Golden Area7.2 km

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      Pinkbike Articles

      Aug 6, 2020
      Video: Downhill Young Guns Tackle on the Legendary Psychosis Course Video: Downhill Young Guns Tackle on the Legendary Psychosis Course
      Your GoPro effect has no power here.
      Aug 6, 2020
      Video: Fabien Cousinié's Psychosis DH Race Run - Crankworx Summer Series Video: Fabien Cousinié's Psychosis DH Race Run - Crankworx Summer Series
      Is this the most physically demanding downhill course?
      Sep 23, 2017
      The Psychosis Course Needs Your Help The Psychosis Course Needs Your Help
      Following a horrific storm back in July, there have been a number of efforts made to remove fallen trees on the psychosis trails. Read on to find...
      Jul 12, 2017
      Trans BC Enduro: Day Three, Golden - Day of Steeps Trans BC Enduro: Day Three, Golden - Day of Steeps
      Day three took racers to the steeps of Golden, even taking riders to sections where the legendary Psychosis race was held in 1998-2008.
      Jul 6, 2016
      2016 Western Open: Downhill Ain't Dead 2016 Western Open: Downhill Ain't Dead
      Kicking Horse hosted the 8th annual Western Open last weekend, and it was a weekend full of festivities, not just racing.

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1621 miles10,528 ft12 miles3,750 ft
      #725#911483413,335
      E-Bike1621 miles10,528 ft12 miles3,750 ft
      14913
      Hike413 miles2,861 ft5 miles3,583 ft
      #2,308#15932668
      Trail Running514 miles2,963 ft5 miles3,583 ft
      #1,614#13532632
      Horse11 mile367 ft397 ft
      86
      Dirtbike/Moto21 mile7 ft515 ft2,825 ft
      861
      ATV/ORV/OHV11 mile367 ft397 ft
      861
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