1.2 miles
Distance
7 ft
Climb
-510 ft
Descent
00:09:17
Avg time

Gold Rush Descent Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    CBT Mainline Network
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-Nov
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #13872 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in E-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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Gold Rush Descent mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -501 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,771 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,281 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,274 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,772 ft
  • Grade
    -7.9%
  • Grade max
    -27.6%
  • Grade min
    3.1%
  • Distance climb
    440 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    328 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:41
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Status:
on May 29, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4 (10 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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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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      Gold Rush Descent Trail Reports

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      May 29, 2021 @ 11:00am
      May 29, 2021
      Apr 27, 2021 @ 6:21pm
      Apr 27, 2021
      reporter
      Mar 30, 2021 @ 10:43am
      Mar 30, 2021
      reporter Just a reminder that the trails are still not ready to ride. Luckily the alpine, xc, and backcountry skiing and snowmobiling are still excellent....
      Mar 17, 2021 @ 11:42am
      Mar 17, 2021
      reporter The trail crew will update the conditions as the trails are assessed. Riding the trails before they are ready can result in long term damage. Thanks!
      Jul 27, 2020 @ 2:21pm
      Jul 27, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 160 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,172 rides
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      Aug 15, 2017 @ 2:42pm
      Aug 15, 2017

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      danjoup (May 26, 2020 at 18:03)
       Keep left, close to the road
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