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  • Icy
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  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
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  • 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
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  • Sight Sight
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  • 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
      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.
      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Oct 3, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #484
      State Ranking
      #83
      Trails (view details)
      16
      Trails Mountain Bike
      16
      Trails Hike
      12
      Trails Trail Running
      12
      Total Distance
      21 miles
      Total Descent
      13,237 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,748 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,358 ft
      Reports
      115
      Photos
      118
      Ridden Counter
      3,512

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance

      Photos of Mount 7 Mountain Bike

      trail: Schacher
      17 |
      Jul 23, 2019 @ 6:42am
      Jul 23, 2019
      trail: Schacher
      23 |
      Jul 23, 2019 @ 6:42am
      Jul 23, 2019
      trail: 5 km
      451 |
      Sep 6, 2011 @ 10:11pm
      Sep 6, 2011
      trail: 5 km
      409 |
      Dec 9, 2008 @ 6:03pm
      Dec 9, 2008

      Videos of Mount 7 Mountain Bike

      Mt 7
      trail: Schacher
      0:08 | 440 | Oct 5, 2018
      Mount 7
      trail: Skid Marks
      16:35 | 397 | Oct 19, 2017
      Chris' First Time on Dead Dog..... With Bald Tires
      trail: Dead Dog
      3:02 | 585 | Sep 12, 2017
      riding mount 7
      trail: 5 km
      8:26 | 431 | Nov 17, 2015

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Schacher
      Aug 31, 2019 @ 9:03am
      Aug 31, 2019
      Wetgranthv
      B12
      Aug 6, 2019 @ 5:09pm
      Aug 6, 2019
      DryJustinelleryTree down approaching bottom
      Woodlot Ride
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 12:28pm
      Jul 24, 2019
      VariableBaldrickMama bear with cubs on trail...
      True Value/3 km
      Jul 23, 2019 @ 12:39pm
      Jul 23, 2019
      Drycinco
      Snake Hill/Tail Gate
      Jul 23, 2019 @ 12:39pm
      Jul 23, 2019
      Variablecinco
      Summit
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 10:54am
      Jul 20, 2019
      Prevalent MuddaletMuddy as f. 2 trees down near top.
      Bris
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 10:54am
      Jul 20, 2019
      Prevalent MuddaletMuddy as f. Fallline section slippery for...
      5 km
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 10:54am
      Jul 20, 2019
      Wetdalet
      Kamikaze
      Jul 13, 2019 @ 9:51am
      Jul 13, 2019
      DrynzukiwskiOne down tree at the start
      B52
      Jun 22, 2019 @ 12:43pm
      Jun 22, 2019
      Variabledozerdee

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1383045caberoriddentrailTrue Value/3 km
      Oct 19, 2019 @ 1:35pm
      Oct 19, 2019
      user #1913090HirodoorriddentrailSchacher
      Oct 9, 2019 @ 7:56pm
      Oct 9, 2019
      user #1507838Rolson27votetrail6 km
      Oct 8, 2019 @ 12:54pm
      Oct 8, 2019
      user #1291756getitdunnriddentrailSkid Marks and 2 more
      Sep 29, 2019 @ 3:14pm
      Sep 29, 2019
      user #361002Rebsmanvotetrail5 km and 2 more
      Sep 28, 2019 @ 7:31pm
      Sep 28, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #821510mhaager2trailSchacherAwesome trail. Elevation is wrong though....
      Sep 20, 2019 @ 9:47pm
      Sep 20, 2019
      user #1897022Andrewduke08trailSchacherRide the whole thing up and down it is a blast!
      Aug 19, 2019 @ 9:37pm
      Aug 19, 2019
      user #376630toddallisonreportSchacherThe pictured tree appears to be cleared...
      Aug 3, 2019 @ 3:46pm
      Aug 3, 2019
      user #753453rpillipowtrailSummitGive this one a miss and ride the rest of Mt...
      Jul 22, 2019 @ 10:50pm
      Jul 22, 2019
      user #21974rideyourbikemoretrailSchacherYeah
      Feb 18, 2019 @ 2:20pm
      Feb 18, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Mountain Shadows 1 14 21 km
      Moonrakers 1 20 13.1 km
      CBT Mainline Network 2 153.3 km
      Kicking Horse Bike Park 9 23 9 56.6 km
      Golden Area 17.2 km

      Local Badges

      • By brenthillier NSMBA TRAILFORKS Plus & contributors
      • Admins: pedaler, ryanharvey, kayakwest, cgennings
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