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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 Jul 14, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

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      Trails (view details)
      16
      Trails Mountain Bike
      16
      Trails E-Bike
      15
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Hike
      4
      Trails Trail Running
      5
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      2
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Total Distance
      21 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      12 miles
      Total Descent
      10,486 ft
      Total Vertical
      3,749 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,362 ft
      Reports
      629
      Photos
      181
      Ridden Counter
      11,525

      Outside Logo Articles

      Essay: Gravitational Push - Overcoming Loss Through a Grueling Solo Mission
      Mar 25, 2022 from pinkbike.com
      Writer Matt Coté grapples with earth's most powerful force on British Columbia's Mount 7.
      Video: Downhill Young Guns Tackle on the Legendary Psychosis Course
      Aug 6, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      Your GoPro effect has no power here.

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      • 32 rides

      Photos of Mount 7 Mountain Bike

      trail: Skid Marks
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      Jun 24, 2024 @ 9:08am
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      trail: Skid Marks
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      Jun 24, 2024 @ 9:08am
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      trail: Skid Marks
      55 |
      Jun 24, 2024 @ 9:08am
      Jun 24, 2024
      trail: B12
      86 |
      Nov 11, 2023 @ 1:55pm
      Nov 11, 2023
      | 2 comments
      29 |
      Oct 6, 2023 @ 7:19pm
      Oct 6, 2023
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      Oct 6, 2023 @ 7:18pm
      Oct 6, 2023
      trail: 5K
      733 |
      Sep 6, 2011 @ 10:11pm
      Sep 6, 2011
      trail: 5K
      618 |
      Dec 9, 2008 @ 6:03pm
      Dec 9, 2008

      Videos of Mount 7 Mountain Bike

      One of many berms on this trail
      trail: Schacher
      175 | Oct 14, 2022
      Crash on Mount 7 - Summit Trail
      trail: Summit
      160 | Jul 22, 2022
      Tuck-n-tumble
      trail: 5K
      221 | Nov 1, 2021
      Legendary Mount 7
      trail: Skid Marks
      0:53 | 135 | Aug 25, 2020
      Follow cam at 5k
      trail: 5K
      0:43 | 158 | Jul 3, 2020
      5km headcam
      trail: 5K
      1:57 | 117 | Jul 3, 2020
      dead dog
      trail: Dead Dog
      2:33 | 639 | Jun 7, 2020
      Mt 7
      trail: Schacher
      0:08 | 1500 | Oct 5, 2018

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      Recent Comments

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      tlxpLtrailBowle-Evans FSRFun trail for dirt bikes!
      Jul 8, 2024 @ 9:54pm
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      Jul 12, 2023 @ 6:45pm
      Jul 12, 2023
      Dbaker15trailSnake Hill/Tail GateWatch out for the massive amount of nails...
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      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Mountain Shadows 2 14 21 km
      Moonrakers 1 21 23.1 km
      Mt. 7 North Ridge Recreation Site 13.1 km
      CBT Mainline Network 1 163.3 km
      North Bench and Moberly6.5 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1621 miles10,486 ft12 miles3,750 ft
      #789#9217862916,256
      E-Bike1521 miles9,934 ft12 miles3,750 ft
      3931130
      Horse11 mile367 ft397 ft
      225
      Hike414 miles3,041 ft5 miles3,583 ft
      #2,194#16157597
      Trail Running514 miles3,143 ft5 miles3,583 ft
      #1,818#135581100
      Dirtbike/Moto21 mile7 ft515 ft2,825 ft
      32302
      ATV/ORV/OHV11 mile367 ft397 ft
      2301
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