1 miles
71 ft
-569 ft
Avg time

Gold Rush Descent Details

  • Riding Area
    CBT Mainline Network
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
  • Global Ranking
    #13872 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking

The whole of Gold Rush is an awesome trail. Period. Looking at the map you can see it as a 3km long singletrack. However, for maximum enjoyment the trail can be divided into a southern half (Gold Rush Descent) and northern half (Gold Rush) with the midpoint near the BC Hydro Powerline (check it out on the map).

Gold Rush Descent is one directional and is a straight shot of downhill adrenaline! Creative riders will take advantage of shifty natural step downs, a couple of gaps, and roost the huge berms! If coming down CBT consider jumping over to Gold Rush at the Powerline and take Gold Rush down towards town.

Access Info

This section of Gold Rush serves as the exit for Mighty Quinn trail. It can also be accessed at the point where Gold Rush intersects the transmission line right of way

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Gold Rush Descent bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -498 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,769 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,287 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,267 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,769 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,069 ft
  • Distance down
    4,992 ft
  • Distance flat
    309 ft
  • Avg time
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on Oct 13, 2018
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to gold-rush-descent trailhead (51.282511, -116.989433)
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Gold Rush Descent Trail Reports

Oct 13, 2018 @ 1:02pm
Oct 13, 2018
Hero Dirt. Also seems like they did some trail work and the trail is very smooth. Really good conditions.
Aug 4, 2018 @ 9:48am
Aug 4, 2018
Awesome! Abit dry but nothing like last year :P.
Jul 2, 2018 @ 7:04pm
Jul 2, 2018
Jun 11, 2018 @ 7:58pm
Jun 11, 2018
Jan 8, 2018 @ 2:15pm
Jan 8, 2018
Laid first tracks, powdery snow. Needs more snowshoe traffic
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Aug 15, 2017 @ 2:42pm
Aug 15, 2017
Gold Rush Descent, Edmonton

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