Canyon Creek Details
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.
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 min2,914 ft
Altitude max4,198 ft
Altitude start4,103 ft
Altitude end2,941 ft
Distance climb3,575 ft
Distance down2 miles
Distance flat875 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Canyon Creek Trail Reports
Sep 29, 2018 @ 8:45pmSep 29, 2018
|Large tree (head height)across the trail at the sheep bypass.|
Jun 24, 2018 @ 9:53amJun 24, 2018
Jun 8, 2018 @ 6:04pmJun 8, 2018
Aug 5, 2017 @ 2:07pmAug 5, 2017
Jul 30, 2017 @ 6:04pmJul 30, 2017
|All clear to the bottom of Sternwheeler|
Routes with this trail
|Kicking Horse T4 - Canyon Creek - Kicking Horse||17 miles|
|Team Flying Dutchmen do Golden||11 miles|
|Moonraker Meander||31 miles|
|2016 Singletrack 6 - Tinhorn Creek Stage 6: Golden race||35 miles|
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