3.1 miles
Distance
134 ft
Climb
-1,283 ft
Descent
00:36:08
Avg time

Canyon Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Moonrakers
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-Nov
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Gap Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #27890 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #29708 in E-Biking
    • #74290 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A signature trail for the Moonrakers, Canyon Creek begins as a singletrack through thick cedar forest only to suddenly emerge on the edge the canyon with the creek 200m below. Fortunately where the trail runs along the edge it is double track, allowing riders a bit of manouvering space. In 2013 a number of berms and rollers were added to control erosion and increase the fun factor. In 2014, a new entrance was established to reroute trail away from a boggy section.

The trail is shared with many users (ie., hikers and dogs) including a resident family of mountain goats. There is a manditory 100m detour for riders midway down the canyon to protect the sensitive goat habitat.

This trail is primarily one direction for bikers, but is used in both directions for hikers. Make noise.

Access Info

From Cedar Lake Trailhead follow the road south (left). On your right is a sign indicating 4.8km to Canyon Creek trail. Directions from this sign are given here, but in general stay on the main road for 3.7km before turning up right for 1.1km to the signed start of Canyon Creek.

From the 4.8km sign:
0.4 km the entrance to North Star is on your left, stay on the main road
1.5 km don’t go left, stay straight on the main road
2.0 km don’t go left or right, but stay straight on main road (a yellow 4km Forest Service Road marker is visible)
2.2 km don’t go left, stay straight on the main road
3.2 km don’t go right or left, but stay straight on the main road
3.7 km don’t go left, but instead turn up right off the main road and continue for 1.1km to the signed start of Canyon Creek

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Canyon Creek mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,151 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,951 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,102 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,102 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,949 ft
  • Grade
    -6.9%
  • Grade max
    -70.1%
  • Grade min
    40.1%
  • Distance climb
    2,211 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,319 ft
  • Avg time
    00:36:08
  • Avg reverse time
    00:48:25
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on May 14, 2024
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Avg: 4.1 (28 votes)
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      Canyon Creek Trail Reports

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      May 14, 2024 @ 3:24pm
      May 14, 2024
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      Mar 18, 2024 @ 9:48am
      Mar 18, 2024
      reporter Even though it feels like the start of the riding season the trails are still not good to go. Even the sunny slopes have sections with snow and...
      Mar 18, 2024 @ 9:29am
      Mar 18, 2024
      reporter Even though it feels like the start of the riding season the trails are still not good to go. Even the sunny slopes have sections with snow and...
      Aug 10, 2023 @ 6:32am
      Aug 10, 2023
      Two trees down at chest level in very fast sections. I want to say around mid way down once you turn away from the cliff.
      May 12, 2023 @ 1:22pm
      May 12, 2023
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      • 4 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
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      • 22 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
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      • 486 rides
      • Last: Jun 13, 2024

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