19 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 miles distance
  • 32 ft climb
  • -1,077 ft descent

Trails in Route


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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
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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riding mount 7
riding mount 7
trail: 5 km
8:26 | 282 | 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 | 363 | 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 | 180 | comments: 0 | favs:
Oct 19, 2014
Mt Seven Drop

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

5 km
Oct 27, 2017 @ 6:19pm
Oct 27, 2017
One tree down near top of descent all clear to 3k.
Rock About
Oct 15, 2017 @ 4:27pm
Oct 15, 2017
Great condition. Get on it ????
Trial & Error
Oct 15, 2017 @ 4:26pm
Oct 15, 2017
Just 2 trees crossing trail. Can easily carry over. Lots of leaves, but dry.
Tail Gate/Snake Hill
Oct 7, 2017 @ 9:26pm
Oct 7, 2017
Didn't come across any downed trees.
Woodlot Ride
Oct 5, 2017 @ 6:06pm
Oct 5, 2017
Large blowdown section in the centre. Many trees to cross. Not currently recommended.
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