3,200 ft
Distance
180 ft
Climb
-74 ft
Descent
00:06:36
Avg time

Bear Claw Lower Details

  • Riding area
    Moonrakers
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-Nov
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking

Back in the day, Bear Claw used to be the main artery for getting into the Moonrakers from the southern end of the trail network. It is a long trail connecting from Sander Lake all the way to the Canyon, with several jump off points to other trails. Use Lower Bear Claw to climb up from Sander Lake to trails like Arrowhead, Better Than Boston, and Devil's Slide.

The lower part of Bear Claw climbs through forest, jumping onto the Tower Road trail for a brief section. Expect a continuous mild to moderate push up to the top, with a couple of short punchy sections.

Access Info

Originally accessed from the old Sander Lake trailhead, can now be accessed from the new Gudjonson trailhead in Nicholson if you don't want to ride up a steep, private road. Take Sternwheeler trail to 2% to Sander Lake.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bear Claw Lower mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    105 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,016 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,122 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,016 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,122 ft
  • Grade
    3.293%
  • Grade max
    -23.188%
  • Grade min
    18.54%
  • Distance climb
    1,963 ft
  • Distance down
    903 ft
  • Distance flat
    334 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:36
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:49
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on Jun 10, 2017
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2016 Singletrack 6 - Tinhorn Creek Stage 6: Golden race
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