1 miles
Distance
71 ft
Climb
-569 ft
Descent
00:06:46
Avg time

Gold Rush Descent Details

  • Riding Area
    CBT Mainline Network
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-Nov
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #13872 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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
    -7.818%
  • Grade max
    -36.234%
  • Grade min
    20.543%
  • Distance climb
    1,069 ft
  • Distance down
    4,992 ft
  • Distance flat
    309 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:46
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Status:
on Oct 13, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Gold Rush Descent Trail Reports

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      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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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 40 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
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      • 648 rides
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      Aug 15, 2017 @ 2:42pm
      Aug 15, 2017
      Gold Rush Descent, Edmonton

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