996 ft
Distance
-631 ft
Descent
00:04:20
Avg time

Dead Dog Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount 7
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #18662 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Dead Dog mountain bike trail 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
    00:04:20
  • Avg reverse time
    00:43:49
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Status:
on Aug 23, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.5 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
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  • Both Directions
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  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Dead Dog Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 23, 2020 @ 3:26pm
      Aug 23, 2020
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 7:19pm
      Aug 2, 2020
      Closed for construction
      Jun 4, 2020 @ 7:54pm
      Jun 4, 2020
      Greasy with major rain ruts.
      May 26, 2020 @ 8:16am
      May 26, 2020
      Apr 16, 2020 @ 7:51am
      Apr 16, 2020
      Trail status will be updated as they are assessed by the trail crew. Riding the trails before they are ready can result in long term damage. Thanks!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 40 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 127 rides
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      Aug 5, 2020 @ 9:40pm
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      Dec 3, 2019 @ 8:53am
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      Jul 13, 2017 @ 12:06am
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      349 |
      Jul 13, 2017 @ 12:05am
      Jul 13, 2017

      Trail Lists

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag LouisMavor (Jun 4, 2020 at 19:53)
       Greasy, and in need of work but super fun gnar. Major rain ruts
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag kyleluvsdh (Dec 29, 2020 at 16:16)
       One of, if not THE steepest downhill track in the world. The numbers alone are insane! Some true psychotic gnar \m/ Big Grin
      [Reply]

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