5,036 ft
Distance
583 ft
Climb
-314 ft
Descent
00:12:42
Avg time

Cliff Side Details

  • Riding Area
    Mountain Shadows
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #13934 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 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
More Stats for Cliff Side bike 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
    00:12:42
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:59
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Status:
on Jul 31, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (8 votes)

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

      datedescription
      Jul 31, 2018 @ 10:10am
      Jul 31, 2018
      Jun 23, 2017 @ 9:00pm
      Jun 23, 2017
      Sep 7, 2016 @ 7:45am
      Sep 7, 2016
      Old moto trials spot. Great rock ridges, rolls and high speed single track.
      Apr 9, 2016 @ 7:34pm
      Apr 9, 2016
      Good shape
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      6 Months
      • 49 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
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      • 399 rides
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