1 miles
52 ft
-571 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

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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -519 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,768 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,287 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,287 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,768 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    754 ft
  • Distance down
    4,915 ft
  • Distance flat
    360 ft
  • Avg time
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on Aug 4, 2018
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Gold Rush Descent Trail Reports

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
Jul 28, 2017 @ 9:20pm
Jul 28, 2017
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Aug 15, 2017 @ 2:42pm
Aug 15, 2017
Gold Rush Descent, Edmonton

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