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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.
      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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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      16
      Trails Mountain Bike
      17
      Trails Hike
      13
      Trails Trail Running
      13
      Total Distance
      21 miles
      Total Descent
      12,996 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,748 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,359 ft
      Reports
      229
      Photos
      123
      Ridden Counter
      4,472

      Mount 7 Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      33 km Mount 7 Ridepopular ridelog33.4 km
      7 km Mount 7 All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog7.4 km
      10 km Mount 7 Ridepopular ridelog9.7 km
      16 km Mount 7 Ridepopular ridelog16.0 km
      20 km Mount 7 Ridepopular ridelog19.7 km
      6 km Mount 7 Ridepopular ridelog6.4 km
      9 km Mount 7 All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog8.5 km
      7 km Mount 7 All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog7.3 km
      7 km Mount 7 All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog7.4 km

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 m avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 7 rides
      • 17.6 km avg distance
      Past Week
      • 34 rides
      • 15.6 km avg distance

      Photos of Mount 7 Mountain Bike

      trail: B12
      75 |
      Jun 3, 2020 @ 8:28am
      Jun 3, 2020
      trail: Dead Dog
      104 |
      Dec 3, 2019 @ 8:53am
      Dec 3, 2019
      trail: 5 km
      483 |
      Sep 6, 2011 @ 10:11pm
      Sep 6, 2011
      trail: 5 km
      438 |
      Dec 9, 2008 @ 6:03pm
      Dec 9, 2008

      Videos of Mount 7 Mountain Bike

      Follow cam at 5k
      trail: 5 km
      0:43 | 16 | Jul 3, 2020
      5km headcam
      trail: 5 km
      1:57 | 16 | Jul 3, 2020
      dead dog
      trail: Dead Dog
      2:33 | 110 | Jun 7, 2020
      Mt 7
      trail: Schacher
      0:08 | 736 | Oct 5, 2018

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Dead Dog
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 7:19pm
      3 days
      DryJbungerClosed for construction

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #749894juicybrownieriddentrailMoonshine and 10 more
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 9:01pm
      12 hours
      user #1019324nickw686riddentrailDead Dog
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 12:03pm
      21 hours
      user #1412670nicolastranriddentrailTrue Value/3 km and 4 more
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 8:53pm
      2 days
      user #39136skot-priddentrail5 km and 13 more
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 7:59pm
      2 days
      user #1549292bennygreen1commenttrailB12
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 9:53am
      2 days

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1549292bennygreen1trailB12This trail is classified a double black on the...
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 9:53am
      2 days
      user #871167robcocquyttrailSchacherBeautifully built trail with lots of little...
      Jul 16, 2020 @ 9:43am
      Jul 16, 2020
      user #871167robcocquyttrailB12Super fun trail with good variety and great views.
      Jul 16, 2020 @ 9:36am
      Jul 16, 2020
      user #2205877LouisMavortrailDead DogGreasy, and in need of work but super fun...
      Jun 4, 2020 @ 7:53pm
      Jun 4, 2020
      user #821510mhaager2trailSchacherAwesome trail. Elevation is wrong though....
      Sep 20, 2019 @ 9:47pm
      Sep 20, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Mountain Shadows 1 14 21 km
      Moonrakers 1 20 13.1 km
      CBT Mainline Network 163.3 km
      Kicking Horse Bike Park 9 23 10 46.6 km
      Golden Area 17.2 km

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