6 miles
1,450 ft
-720 ft
Avg time

CBT Mainline Details

  • Riding area
    CBT Mainline Network
    Golden, British Columbia
  • AKA
    CBT, the Mainline
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  • Trail type
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  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
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  • Year Opened

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 mountain 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,759 ft
  • Avg time
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on Aug 4, 2018
Avg: 4.25 (8 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to cbt-mainline trailhead (51.312840, -116.997780)
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CBT Mainline Trail Reports

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!????
Jan 8, 2018 @ 2:15pm
Jan 8, 2018
Only the first section (up to "road" intersection) of CBT mainline is good for fatbiking as it has seen snowshoe traffic
Aug 5, 2017 @ 2:05pm
Aug 5, 2017
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Sep 26, 2017 @ 7:52pm
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Sep 26, 2017 @ 7:52pm
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CBT Mainline, My City
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Sep 26, 2017 @ 7:51pm
Sep 26, 2017
CBT Mainline, My City

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