5,036 ft
Distance
583 ft
Climb
-314 ft
Descent
00:15:14
Avg time

Cliff Side Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mountain Shadows
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #13934 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Found at the upper end of the Mtn Shadows Trail system, Cliffside offers some technical riding, some whoops, and a full view of the Columbia Valley. Although rated a black diamond, there are only a few challenging techy bits and one whoops.

The trail rides well in either direction. It is fairly well signed, but due to the number of trials bike trails in the area, it can be a little confusing (particularly in the north to south direction). When riding north to south, try to keep high and not take any branches dropping down to the right. If you do this properly then you should reach the junction with Magic Dragon. The trail requires a little more endurance when ridden north to south.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Cliff Side mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    269 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,055 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,362 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,055 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,324 ft
  • Grade
    5.341%
  • Grade max
    -37.078%
  • Grade min
    39.731%
  • Distance climb
    2,737 ft
  • Distance down
    1,958 ft
  • Distance flat
    341 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:14
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:41
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Status:
on May 3, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Cliff Side Trail Reports

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      May 3, 2021 @ 4:27pm
      May 3, 2021
      Apr 15, 2021 @ 8:09am
      Apr 15, 2021
      reporter
      Mar 30, 2021 @ 10:43am
      Mar 30, 2021
      reporter Just a reminder that the trails are still not ready to ride. Luckily the alpine, xc, and backcountry skiing and snowmobiling are still excellent....
      Mar 17, 2021 @ 11:42am
      Mar 17, 2021
      reporter The trail crew will update the conditions as the trails are assessed. Riding the trails before they are ready can result in long term damage. Thanks!
      Aug 8, 2020 @ 10:15am
      Aug 8, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 37 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 534 rides
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      Jan 27, 2021 @ 10:09am
      Jan 27, 2021
      121 |
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 5:50pm
      Jul 20, 2019

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