996 ft
Distance
-631 ft
Descent
00:04:34
Avg time

Dead Dog Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount 7
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #18662 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This trail is not for the faint of heart, or inexperienced rider. It begins with a shale entrance that should be taken slowly as it is very easy to pickup unwanted speed. It is a loose section that can make for some great controlled brake-carves. There is a good meeting point at the end of the shale to wait for any friends that are joining. Although the rest of the trail ahead is not shale, it does get steeper (yes, steeper) once you enter the trees. It’s recommended that you give each rider a fair lead before following, as it is very difficult to restart the descent once you have come to a complete stop on the slope. Also loose rocks are often dislodged while descending, and sent towards any rider below you.

The trail is not regularly maintained, and due to its aggressive pitch there is often deep ruts from erosion, exposed roots, and rock. There are a few catch berms to slow you down during the run, but expect to be using your brakes for the duration of the ride.

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More Stats for Dead Dog bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -631 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,714 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,345 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,345 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,714 ft
  • Grade
    -63.366%
  • Grade max
    -128.867%
  • Grade min
    -31.464%
  • Distance down
    996 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:34
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Status:
on Dec 17, 2019
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.2 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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      Dead Dog Trail Reports

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      Dec 17, 2019 @ 6:13pm
      Dec 17, 2019
      Closed for the season, see you in 2020! :)
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