19.5 miles
4,949 ft
-4,949 ft
4,273 ft
High Point

*Elevation data may be highly variable by device or mapping platform, as different software may use various data sources and calculation methods. Our total elevation gain for the stage is a middle estimate based on readings from multiple devices.

We’ll kick off Stage 5 in Golden by showcasing the Mtn. Shadows trail network. The stage starts in the Town Centre at Spirit Square, and after some road climbing to spread the group out, riders will be treated to the “Grand Opening” on the Schacher Trail, a brand new machine built singletrack climb up the slopes of Mount 7. A major effort for the Golden Cycling Club for years, This professionally built trail is a major new asset to the town’s inventory of mountain bike trails.

From there, it’s onto the Mount 7 DH trail for the timed descent, a fast and steep bomb down to the main Mountain Shadows network. Be sure to hone your skills for this one as we’ll be featuring technical rocky trails like Cliff Side and Rock About. We’ll end the day back in Golden with a finish in Spirit Square on the banks of the Kicking Horse River. All routes are subject to change at any time to allow for quality control, safety of the riders and wildlife.

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Route Sections

1 Timed Section
  • 1.1 miles distance
  • 32 ft climb
  • -1,077 ft descent

Trails in Route

5 km1.1 miles
True Value/3 km2,418 ft
Woodlot Ride1.4 miles
Kobe's1.3 miles
Trial & Error5,200 ft
Rock About1.3 miles
Magic Dragon3,606 ft
Huff & Puff3,077 ft
Cliff Side5,085 ft
Quenton's2,520 ft
Chute the Duck1,844 ft
Selkirk Slacker1,798 ft
Reflection Lake1,903 ft
Roller Coaster1,348 ft
Tail Gate/Snake Hill1,394 ft
5 Km Alt344 ft
5 Km Alt259 ft


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More Stats for 2016 Singletrack 6 - Smith Optics Stage 5: Golden mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,592 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,595 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,594 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    8.9 miles
  • Distance down
    8.0 miles
  • Distance flat
    2.5 miles
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riding mount 7
riding mount 7
trail: 5 km
8:26 | 213 | comments: 1 | favs:
Nov 17, 2015
some footage of the 5km trail from a trip to golden this summer. pretty self explanatory.
Mt 7 Snake Hill jump line build
Mt 7 Snake Hill jump line build
3:00 | 321 | comments: 1 | favs: 2
Oct 7, 2015
A hip addition to Mt 7's infamous Snake Hill. Build and flight test of one of the hips.
Mount 7
Mount 7
trail: 5 km
0:33 | 156 | comments: 0 | favs:
Oct 19, 2014
Mt Seven Drop

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Huff & Puff
May 15, 2017 @ 7:43pm
May 15, 2017
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Selkirk Slacker
Apr 20, 2017 @ 8:05am
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Cliff Side
Sep 7, 2016 @ 7:45am
Sep 7, 2016
Old moto trials spot. Great rock ridges, rolls and high speed single track.
Woodlot Ride
Apr 9, 2016 @ 7:35pm
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