This is a cross country-style trail that also utilizes the bow river pathway to link up sections, and is best ridden at low water. It offers some fast single track (so be loud) as well as some more technical riding along the shore line.
The River Runner trail begins on the North East side of the 14th Street overpass, on the north side of the river.
- Drop in off the overpass heading east, and immediately drop down off of the pedestrian pathway into the trees below the path. Numerous single track trails branch out and can offer fun riding through the trees or closer to the river bank.
- Continue East and join up with the paved pathway near memorial and 10th Street.
- Cross the bow river to the south shore via the bridge under the C-train.
- Once on the South side of the river, immediately take a left and back down into the trees below the train bridge and link up with the single track that eventually ends up at the boat launch.
- Ride the shoreline from the boat launch to the under the Peace Bridge and then rejoin the bow river pathway.
- Continue to Princess Island park, and starting from the West side of the island, pick your way along the raised water break on the North side of the park. There are Sandy moguls as well as downed trees to challenge yourself with.
- Eventually the moguls will end, and you will find yourself riding on the gravel walking trail, still heading east.
- When you approach the Playground with the “White Hats”, take one of the left hand drop-ins to access another series of single track trails – some through the trees and a more challenging one along the rivers edge.
- Continue east and then under the Memorial drive pedestrian bridge. You can link up with a whole series of single track trails here, before you enter the wetlands area.
- The beaver has been working hard on the east side of the island, so many trails are flooded (but still there, just more challenging).
- Eventually, you will end up on the far east end of the island where you can find some more narrow single tracks that will turn west again and head back to the pedestrian bridge to East Eau Claire.
- This is where this “trail” ends.
Access off of the East side of 14th Street Bridge, on the North side of the River
This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!
More Stats for Cadillac's River Runner mountain bike trail
Altitude change-17 ft
Altitude min3,418 ft
Altitude start3,446 ft
Altitude end3,429 ft
Distance climb3,237 ft
Distance down1.1 miles
Distance flat2,257 ft
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