3.2 miles
Distance
576 ft
Climb
-1,739 ft
Descent
4,197 ft
High Point

Canyon Creek Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-Nov
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Gap Jump
  • Global Ranking

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
    -1,164 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,907 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,101 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,937 ft
  • Grade max
    -66.328%
  • Grade min
    79.626%
  • Distance climb
    4,108 ft
  • Distance down
    2.1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,467 ft
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on Sep 7, 2016
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Avg: 3.8 (11 votes)

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Canyon Creek Trail Reports

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Sep 7, 2016 @ 7:31am
Sep 7, 2016
Tree down upon entering the goat reroute
Apr 24, 2016 @ 12:14pm
Apr 24, 2016
Tree down near the first outlook.
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Canyon Creek, Delta
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Jun 6, 2016 @ 7:03am
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Canyon Creek, Golden
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Sep 15, 2015 @ 9:02am
Sep 15, 2015
Canyon Creek, Calgary
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May 28, 2015 @ 12:31pm
May 28, 2015
Canyon Creek, Golden

Routes with this trail

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2016 Singletrack 6 - Tinhorn Creek Stage 6: Golden race
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Team Flying Dutchmen do Golden
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