3 miles
Distance
527 ft
Climb
-1,689 ft
Descent
00:33:10
Avg time

Canyon Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Moonrakers
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-Nov
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Gap Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #18324 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 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
More Stats for Canyon Creek mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,162 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,914 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,198 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,103 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,941 ft
  • Grade
    -6.962%
  • Grade max
    -68.92%
  • Grade min
    64.86%
  • Distance climb
    3,575 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    875 ft
  • Avg time
    00:33:10
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Status:
on Aug 2, 2020
Variable
Avg: 3.95 (22 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • 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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      Canyon Creek Trail Reports

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      Aug 2, 2020 @ 9:37am
      Aug 2, 2020
      Many trees across trails
      May 16, 2020 @ 7:49pm
      May 16, 2020
      Snow at the entrance and significant water running down the start of the trail. Best to access from the power line until the runoff ends.
      Apr 16, 2020 @ 7:51am
      Apr 16, 2020
      Trail status will be updated as they are assessed by the trail crew. Riding the trails before they are ready can result in long term damage. Thanks!
      Jul 22, 2019 @ 11:34am
      Jul 22, 2019
      Couple wet spots still at the top. Otherwise good to go.
      May 19, 2019 @ 1:23pm
      May 19, 2019
      The cut in had some minor puddles and 1 or 2 downed trees (can’t remember exactly). The rest of Canyon Creek was great! Recent rain made the...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 33 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 74 rides
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      Photos

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      402 |
      Sep 15, 2015 @ 9:02am
      Sep 15, 2015
      582 |
      May 28, 2015 @ 12:31pm
      May 28, 2015

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