20.4 miles
4,216 ft
-4,218 ft
4,565 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 2 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 Schacher Trail, a brand new machine built singletrack climb up the slopes of Mount 7. New this year, the Schacher Trail has been extended higher up the slopes of Mount 7 showcasing more of this legendary biking mountain

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, the safety of the riders and wildlife.

Detailed Description
2018 Singletrack 6: FSA Stage 2 - Mountain Shadows (Golden, B.C.) is a 20 mile popular intermediate route located near Golden British Columbia. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 12 trails. This route climbs 4,216 ft with a max elevation of 4,565 ft then descends -4,218 ft.
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15 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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crash99 (May 31, 2022 at 12:52)
Trail Schacher
Snow covered from 11k up excellent lower down
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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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rdriver89 (Jul 24, 2021 at 12:57)
Trail Schacher
Huge shout out to the builders off this trail. Great but long climb. Even a couple of skinnys to do on the way up. No one coming down or up on a Saturday morning. Then great downhill from 10k
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robcocquyt (Jul 16, 2020 at 9:43)
Trail Schacher
Beautifully built trail with lots of little hidden hits , doubles, and small tables. This would be one of my favourite blue trails around IF it wasn’t a popular climbing trail a well. If you ride it downhill responsibly (I.e expect to find someone riding uphill around the many fast blind corners or on the other side of the double) it is hard to really enjoy yourself thinking that you might have a head-on. Some parts of the trail have really good sight lines and they alllow you to relax and enjoy the features at speed. Please please please consider making this a DH trail only. Alternatively, consider allowing it to be uphill only on odd days and downhill on even days. Such a good trail that it is a bummer it’s current two-direction status compromises its awesomeness for uphill and downhill riders
  • + 2
weaselgoespop (Apr 27, 2021 at 10:43)
Trail Schacher
Good point to look out for uphill traffic. This trail was designed to provide an uphill that's not the road for Mount 7, so it should definitely be an uphill, if anything. It's not so steep or fast that you shouldn't be able to see oncoming riders. Make sure to make lots of noise coming down on the steeper, lower section.
  • + 1
mhaager2 (Sep 20, 2019 at 21:47)
Trail Schacher
Awesome trail. Elevation is wrong though. It's just under 1000m elevation gain, not 1600.
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CSharp (Sep 29, 2020 at 10:35)
Trail Schacher
I was scratching my head about the 1625m of elevation gain as well. I guess if you're doing Strava, you'd want that but will be disappointed that the total elevation from top to bottom is only 956m. The write-up for this trail as a climbing trail states that there's 1625m elevation gain and 664m elevation loss as you climb to the top of Mt 7. So, doing the math by subtracting the losses from the gains, it works out to 961m net gain, which is in the ball park.
  • + 0
Andrewduke08 (Aug 19, 2019 at 21:37)
Trail Schacher
Ride the whole thing up and down it is a blast!
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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 11:33)
Great trail - in super condition.
  • + 0
mikedegen (Feb 18, 2019 at 14:20)
Trail Schacher
  • + 1
Jules16 (Aug 6, 2018 at 22:37)
Trail Schacher
Excellent intermediate downhill/cross country ride starting with amazing views from the top of mount 7. This trail has endless switchback/berm corners. Super fun way to experience Mount 7 for the first time on a trail that is not intimidating (except perhaps the first 5 right hand turns where you are somewhat exposed on a fairly steep section). Everything is walkable!
  • + 0
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.
  • + 1
brettkapcsos (Nov 14, 2016 at 8:57)
Trail Schacher
Definitely not a DH specific trail. Not much fun on a DH bike.

Route Sections

1 Timed Section
  • 2 miles distance
  • 104 ft climb
  • -1,537 ft descent

Trails in Route

Berminator2,283 ft
Woodlot Ride1 mile
Schacher2 miles
5 Km Alt236 ft
5 Km Alt184 ft
3K/True Value2,119 ft
Snake Hill/Tail Gate1,824 ft
Reflection Lake4,124 ft
Kobe's5,023 ft
Trial & Error2,677 ft
Cliff Side4,882 ft
Connector748 ft

Route POI

Aid StationAid StationAid Station
Aid StationAid StationAid Station


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More Stats for 2018 Singletrack 6: FSA Stage 2 - Mountain Shadows (Golden, B.C.) mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -4 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,593 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,596 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,592 ft
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)
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One of many berms on this trail
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trail: Schacher
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26" wheels and no seat dropper
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Checking out Mount 7 in Golden BC - Better than Swansea?
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