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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Trail transparency
riding mount 7
riding mount 7
trail: 5 km
8:26 | 341 | 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 | 427 | 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 | 202 | comments: 0 | favs:
Oct 19, 2014
Mt Seven Drop

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

True Value/3 km
Jun 19, 2018 @ 9:48pm
Jun 19, 2018
Trees still down. Photos below look pretty much the same. There probably about 6 big trees to hike your bike over/through. Thank you to those who cleared all the other trails in the area. Much appreciated
Trial & Error
Jun 17, 2018 @ 2:37am
Jun 17, 2018
Selkirk Slacker
Jun 17, 2018 @ 2:37am
Jun 17, 2018
5 km
May 28, 2018 @ 6:16pm
May 28, 2018
No trees on 5K all open Still trees on 3K section and will be for a bit, but still passable
Apr 21, 2018 @ 2:04pm
Apr 21, 2018
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