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      Many people will tell you that the Mtn Shadows are their favourite trail system to ride in the area. The flavour of the day is fast and technical riding with a decent amount of rocky, tricky bits. In general you will find that you spend the first half of your ride pedalling and climbing, and then finally have a killer return consisting of easy pedalling and fast descending.

      The Mtn Shadows are usually the first trails to dry out. The rock becomes slick when it rains. Given that dirt trails make up the bulk of this system, there is still ample riding when it’s wet.

      There are many different ways to ride the Mtn Shadows network, but there are a few trails that are commonly ridden downhill at fast speeds. Although these few trails are most commonly ridden in the down direction, they are still considered two way - so heads up These trails are Chute the Duck, Magic Dragon (from the Cliffside/Magic Dragon junction), Huff & Puff in a north direction, and Roller Coaster. The rest of the trails commonly get ridden in both directions.

      The trails in Mtn Shadows are well marked with a signed flexipost at every junction. The exception being the upper Cliff Side trail where there are several unsigned trials bike trails.

      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: Cross-Country
      Access Info:
      For the Mtn Shadows trails there are two main entrances into the trail network: Reflection Lake Trail (#45) and Selkirk Slacker (#44). Both start from Reflection Lake Trailhead parking area which 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.

      Reflection Lake Trail (#45) is an excellent gradual, but sustained, climb that ascends right into the heart of the network. From Reflection Lake Trailhead parking area ride south along the paved Mountain Shadows Rd for 500m passing the rodeo grounds on your left and the motorcross track on your right. At the 500m point, the start of the trail is on your left and is signed “Reflection Lake Trail” (#45). It is slightly hidden by small trees just past a small sand/gravel pit.

      The other common entrance to the Mtn Shadows trail network is via Selkirk Slacker (#44). From Reflection Lake Trailhead ride uphill for 200m on the gravel road passing the rodeo grounds on your right. At the 200m point, you will see a signed entrance for the singletrack trail Rodeo Drive (#43). Take Rodeo Drive (#43) all the way up to a 4 way junction at a gravel road. The signed entrance to Selkirk Slacker (#44) will be just to your right.

      Selkirk Slacker (#44) eventually intersects with Reflection Lake Trail (#45) and continues on as Reflection Lake Trail (#45).
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      Region Status
      Open as of May 25, 2024
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      18
      Trails Mountain Bike
      18
      Trails E-Bike
      18
      Trails Hike
      16
      Trails Trail Running
      16
      Trails Observed Trials
      4
      Total Distance
      19 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      8 miles
      Total Descent
      2,951 ft
      Total Vertical
      853 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,430 ft
      Reports
      613
      Photos
      61
      Ridden Counter
      10,913

      Photos of Mountain Shadows Mountain Bike

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      Videos of Mountain Shadows Mountain Bike

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      21:18 | 403 | May 15, 2020 , Golden
      Premature: A Bike Trail
      trail: Premature
      2:16 | 651 | Aug 20, 2019 , Golden
      youtuber HARD TO BELIEVE IT'S REAL // Golden BC Dirt Epic 8
      trail: 7 Up
      10:16 | 673 | Sep 24, 2018 , Golden
      Ride Golden Like A Girl
      trail: Kobe's
      8:50 | 546 | Aug 31, 2018 , Golden
      Ride Golden Like A Girl
      8:50 | 451 | Aug 31, 2018 , Golden
      Ride Golden Like A Girl
      trail: Cliff Side
      8:50 | 819 | Aug 31, 2018 , Golden
      Ride Golden Like A Girl
      8:50 | 419 | Aug 31, 2018 , Golden

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      Recent Comments

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      SelkirkSlackerstrailChute the DuckThe last bit of the trail to road and...
      Aug 29, 2023 @ 8:49pm
      Aug 29, 2023
      ShowNoMercyreportChute the DuckTrail has a bit of erosion from the heavy...
      Jul 16, 2023 @ 8:46pm
      Jul 16, 2023
      FrothyWizardtrailRoller CoasterBest trail from 3k. Make noise at the crossing...
      Jul 14, 2023 @ 10:39pm
      Jul 14, 2023
      jonyyctrailPrematureA really well built jump trail for all levels...
      May 24, 2022 @ 6:48am
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      Ronaldo99trailRoller CoasterI just rode this trail today and would...
      Aug 21, 2021 @ 2:16pm
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      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Mount 7 1 5 6 31 km
      Moonrakers 1 21 22.1 km
      CBT Mainline Network 1 162.4 km
      Mt. 7 North Ridge Recreation Site 13.9 km
      Kicking Horse Bike Park 8 22 8 55.7 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1819 miles2,953 ft8 miles853 ft
      #673#875760777,869
      E-Bike1819 miles2,953 ft8 miles853 ft
      417171
      Hike1618 miles2,500 ft7 miles853 ft
      #558#74458391
      Trail Running1618 miles2,500 ft7 miles853 ft
      #560#745833862
      Observed Trials43 miles807 ft1 mile702 ft
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