5,023 ft
64 ft
-226 ft
Avg time

Gold Rush Details

  • Riding area
    CBT Mainline Network
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
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  • Year Opened

Originally built to access/exit Old Age and Treachery trail, Gold Rush is divided into two sections. This section (Gold Rush) can be ridden in either direction while the north section (Gold Rush Descent) is downhill only with the switch occurring where the trail intersects the transmission line right of way.

The southern half of the Gold Rush is two directional, but is gradual downhill (and most enjoyable) when ridden south from its junction with Gold Rush Descent. This is a local favourite section for the way it pumps, rolls, and flows. It is a middle ring pedal. You will find some nice step downs and booters on this route. If riding up CBT Mainline, think about jumping over to Gold Rush at the Powerline and taking Gold Rush south to Old Age. From Old Age you head back onto CBT and continue to the top. Alternatively, you can do a loop in the Old Age and Treachery area.

See Gold Rush Descent for north section.

Access Info

Access is off either the transmission line right of way or Old Age and Treachery trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Gold Rush mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -163 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,092 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,283 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,278 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,115 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,057 ft
  • Distance down
    3,272 ft
  • Distance flat
    695 ft
  • Avg time
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on Aug 5, 2017
Avg: 4.4 (5 votes)

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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 Trail Reports


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Jul 1, 2016 @ 8:31am
Jul 1, 2016
Gold Rush, Innerleithen

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2:19 | 146 | May 11, 2015 , Golden
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