19.5 miles
Distance
3,767 ft
Climb
-3,768 ft
Descent
4,274 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.

Detailed Description
2016 Singletrack 6 - Smith Optics Stage 5: Golden is a 19 mile intermediate race route located near Golden British Columbia. This mountain bike only route and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 18 trails. This route climbs 3,767 ft with a max elevation of 4,274 ft then descends -3,768 ft.
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10 Reviews & Comments

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ryancartiers (Aug 14, 2022 at 23:20)
easily be done on a hardtail not sure why type of bike is specified in description - which breaks down of trail sections nicely.
There are a lot of steps/root drops on the way down though; riders new to blue trails should be aware of and comfortable with.
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jonyyc (May 24, 2022 at 6:50)
Trail Woodlot Ride
It gets you to the top of Premature. A connector, really.
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Ronaldo99 (Aug 21, 2021 at 14:16)
I just rode this trail today and would strongly suggest you sign the gap jump midway, which is a big surprise on a blue trail. Didn’t see it coming. Otherwise, great trail…but small improvements make it even better!
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mikedegen (Apr 27, 2021 at 21:08)
Lots of ducks on the trail. Use caution.
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yyc-remax-realtor-bryon-howard (May 12, 2019 at 11:37)
Trail Kobe's
Great great trail! Great condition!
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yyc-remax-realtor-bryon-howard (May 12, 2019 at 11:35)
Trail Rock About
Beautiful well constructed trail! Great. Jews / a pleasure to be out here!
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yyc-remax-realtor-bryon-howard (May 12, 2019 at 11:34)
Fun & flowy
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yyc-remax-realtor-bryon-howard (May 12, 2019 at 11:33)
Great trail - in super condition.
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Drins (May 26, 2018 at 13:43)
Dry and dusty. Loose aggregate on the trail.
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vitalmotion (Sep 14, 2017 at 15:22)
Trail Kobe's
This trail and this entire network are in AWFUL conditions. Hundreds of trees down, took us an hour to go 3 miles. DO NOT RIDE.
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Route Sections

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

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  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for 2016 Singletrack 6 - Smith Optics Stage 5: Golden mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -3 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,593 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,596 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,592 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -104.9%
  • Grade min
    59.9%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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