6 miles
Distance
1,450 ft
Climb
-720 ft
Descent
00:53:49
Avg time

CBT Mainline Details

  • Riding Area
    CBT Mainline Network
    Golden, British Columbia
  • AKA
    CBT, the Mainline
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-Nov
  • Global Ranking
    #12526 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2010

The popularity of CBT Mainline has lead to it becoming the backbone for a number of other trails branching off it creating the CBT Mainline trail network. With a minimal grade this trail climbs as well as it descends, making it one of the most ridden trails in Golden.

CBT is most commonly ridden from the CBT Mainline Trailhead parking area. It climbs up gently over numerous natural benches to the Tallis Forest Service Road and Cedar Lake. Several trails easily accessed off of CBT provide numerous riding options. Along CBT itself, riders will enjoy the smooth, gradual climb with occasional opportunity to sprint short sections of the trail. Of particular note, the sections of CBT traversing north-south on either side of the BC Hydro Powerline (shown on the map) are especially worth gearing in to middle ring. If ridden at fast speeds, these tight winding, sections will give you the feeling of flying a podrunner. Make noise! Let on coming traffic know your presence.

Access Info

Trailhead is located at the Mainline trailhead, west of the bridge over the Columbia River at the junction of the Golf Course Drive and the KHMR road. An alternate trailhead is located at Cedar Lake Rec Site 2 km up the Tallis FSR. Both trailheads have vault toilets, map kiosks and donation boxes.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for CBT Mainline bike trail
  • Altitude change
    730 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,591 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,393 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,633 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,363 ft
  • Grade
    2.364%
  • Grade max
    -18.018%
  • Grade min
    34.261%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,759 ft
  • Avg time
    00:53:49
  • Avg reverse time
    00:51:18
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Status:
on Oct 13, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (9 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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Trail Report Status
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      CBT Mainline Trail Reports

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      Oct 13, 2018 @ 1:02pm
      Oct 13, 2018
      Hero Dirt. Go get some!
      Sep 13, 2018 @ 9:09am
      Sep 13, 2018
      Good Condition
      Aug 4, 2018 @ 9:48am
      Aug 4, 2018
      In good condition
      Jun 8, 2018 @ 6:02pm
      Jun 8, 2018
      In perfect shape
      Apr 27, 2018 @ 9:26am
      Apr 27, 2018
      Below Elk rd to the kicking horse trail in dry and good to go!????
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      CBT Mainline, Calgary
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      Sep 26, 2017 @ 7:52pm
      Sep 26, 2017
      CBT Mainline, My City
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      Sep 26, 2017 @ 7:51pm
      Sep 26, 2017
      CBT Mainline, My City

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