3,200 ft
Distance
180 ft
Climb
-74 ft
Descent
00:06:47
Avg time

Bear Claw Lower Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Moonrakers
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-Nov
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #36575 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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 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
    00:06:47
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:49
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Status:
on Jun 10, 2017
Dry
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Clear / Green
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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Bear Claw Lower Trail Reports

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      Jun 10, 2017 @ 6:22am
      Jun 10, 2017
      May 14, 2017 @ 9:33am
      May 14, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 40 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 144 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      Golden - Arrowhead to Moonrakers loop
      7 miles
      2016 Singletrack 6 - Tinhorn Creek Stage 6: Golden race
      35 miles

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