3 miles
Distance
527 ft
Climb
-1,689 ft
Descent
00:30:34
Avg time

Canyon Creek Details

  • 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
    50 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 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
    00:30:34
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Status:
on Sep 29, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3.9 (18 votes)

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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
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  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Canyon Creek Trail Reports

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      Sep 29, 2018 @ 8:45pm
      Sep 29, 2018
      Large tree (head height)across the trail at the sheep bypass.
      Jun 24, 2018 @ 9:53am
      Jun 24, 2018
      Jun 8, 2018 @ 6:04pm
      Jun 8, 2018
      Running great
      Aug 5, 2017 @ 2:07pm
      Aug 5, 2017
      Jul 30, 2017 @ 6:04pm
      Jul 30, 2017
      All clear to the bottom of Sternwheeler
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      Sep 15, 2015 @ 9:02am
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      May 28, 2015 @ 12:31pm
      May 28, 2015
      Canyon Creek, Golden

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