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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 3, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      18
      Trails Mountain Bike
      18
      Trails E-Bike
      18
      Trails Hike
      17
      Trails Trail Running
      16
      Trails Observed Trials
      6
      Total Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent
      3,482 ft
      Total Vertical
      832 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,445 ft
      Reports
      312
      Photos
      26
      Ridden Counter
      6,820

      Photos of Mountain Shadows Mountain Bike

      trail: Magic Dragon
      7 |
      Sep 20, 2021 @ 9:27pm
      Sep 20, 2021
      trail: Trial & Error
      10 |
      Sep 20, 2021 @ 9:27pm
      Sep 20, 2021
      trail: Cliff Side
      111 |
      Jan 27, 2021 @ 10:09am
      Jan 27, 2021
      trail: Quentin's
      18 |
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 6:45pm
      Oct 11, 2020
      24 |
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 6:45pm
      Oct 11, 2020
      120 |
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 7:46pm
      Jul 20, 2019
      trail: Cliff Side
      162 |
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 5:50pm
      Jul 20, 2019
      trail: Quentin's
      96 |
      Apr 21, 2018 @ 2:00pm
      Apr 21, 2018

      Videos of Mountain Shadows Mountain Bike

      Checking out Mount 7 in Golden BC - Better...
      trail: Berminator
      21:18 | 534 | May 15, 2020 , Golden
      Checking out Mount 7 in Golden BC - Better...
      trail: Premature
      21:18 | 165 | May 15, 2020 , Golden
      Premature: A Bike Trail
      trail: Premature
      2:16 | 377 | Aug 20, 2019 , Golden
      youtuber HARD TO BELIEVE IT'S REAL // Golden BC Dirt Epic 8
      trail: 7 Up
      10:16 | 467 | Sep 24, 2018 , Golden
      Ride Golden Like A Girl
      trail: Kobe's
      8:50 | 370 | Aug 31, 2018 , Golden
      Ride Golden Like A Girl
      8:50 | 289 | Aug 31, 2018 , Golden
      Ride Golden Like A Girl
      trail: Cliff Side
      8:50 | 515 | Aug 31, 2018 , Golden
      Ride Golden Like A Girl
      8:50 | 249 | Aug 31, 2018 , Golden

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Premature
      Nov 18, 2021 @ 5:12pm
      Nov 18, 2021
      DryThaliaeverdina
      Excavation
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 9:01am
      Oct 2, 2021
      Idealclaudiamb
      Berminator
      Sep 26, 2021 @ 7:41am
      Sep 26, 2021
      Idealcgennings GCC As of Sept 27, 2021 Berminator will be...
      Magic Dragon
      Aug 17, 2021 @ 9:27am
      Aug 17, 2021
      Drystewspooner KCTSSingle tree down, needs a saw. On the...
      Selkirk Slacker
      Jun 26, 2021 @ 8:48am
      Jun 26, 2021
      DryMtvridesGreat riding condition today!
      Quentin's
      Jun 26, 2021 @ 8:48am
      Jun 26, 2021
      DryMtvridesGreat riding condition today.
      Kobe's
      Jun 26, 2021 @ 8:48am
      Jun 26, 2021
      DryMtvridesGreat riding condition today.
      Reflection Lake
      Jun 26, 2021 @ 8:48am
      Jun 26, 2021
      DryMtvrides
      Chute the Duck
      Jun 24, 2021 @ 8:01am
      Jun 24, 2021
      Drymuddyhikers
      Connector
      May 25, 2021 @ 7:15pm
      May 25, 2021
      Variableryanharvey GCC2

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #189510kayakwestvotetrailCliff Side
      Nov 22, 2021 @ 11:38am
      Nov 22, 2021
      user #454369canadakaupdatetrailCliff Side
      Nov 22, 2021 @ 9:46am
      Nov 22, 2021
      user #2066663ThaliaeverdinaaddreportPremature and 1 more
      Nov 18, 2021 @ 5:12pm
      Nov 18, 2021
      user #831393cgenningsupdatetrailTrial & Error and 2 more
      Nov 17, 2021 @ 5:16pm
      Nov 17, 2021
      user #831393cgenningsupdatetrailChute the Duck and 2 more
      Nov 9, 2021 @ 3:38pm
      Nov 9, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1153606Ronaldo99trailRoller CoasterI just rode this trail today and would...
      Aug 21, 2021 @ 2:16pm
      Aug 21, 2021
      user #21974mikedegentrailChute the DuckLots of ducks on the trail. Use caution.
      Apr 27, 2021 @ 9:08pm
      Apr 27, 2021
      user #1743315EvanG04trailPrematureBest frickin trail ever!!
      Nov 5, 2019 @ 3:01pm
      Nov 5, 2019
      user #783643yyc-remax-realtor-bryon-howardtrailKobe'sGreat great trail! Great condition!
      May 12, 2019 @ 11:37am
      May 12, 2019
      user #783643yyc-remax-realtor-bryon-howardtrailRock AboutBeautiful well constructed trail! Great. Jews...
      May 12, 2019 @ 11:35am
      May 12, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Mount 7 1 5 5 41 km
      Moonrakers 1 20 22.1 km
      CBT Mainline Network 1 172.4 km
      Kicking Horse Bike Park 9 22 8 45.7 km
      Golden Area 16.3 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1813 miles3,481 ft5 miles833 ft
      #649#872531234,698
      E-Bike18
      1819
      Hike1712 miles3,179 ft5 miles833 ft
      #547#73130443
      Trail Running1612 miles3,179 ft5 miles833 ft
      #552#733043334
      Observed Trials6
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      • Admins: GCC, GCC2, GORMA, cgennings, GCC D2
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