1 miles
Distance
92 ft
Climb
-1,143 ft
Descent
00:16:55
Avg time

LSD Details

  • Riding Area
    Moonrakers
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Bridge, Drop, Log Ride, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #1323 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Like the peak across the valley from which this trail takes its name, Little Sir Donald (LSD) is steep, long and stunning. Not so subtly, the name also testifies to the wild and crazy nature of this trail.

Expect arches, skinnies, log rides, steeper sections with medium drops, a ladder drop and rock slab. As you descend LSD through stunning cedar forest, you’ll find loamy goodness intertwined with all these technical trail features. Features and stunts should be scouted prior to riding them for the first time. Wet wood is not good! Beware of slippery features when damp. Some drops are up to six feet. Most features have some sort of ride around if you look for it. The trail joins in to Canyon Creek trail for more fast flow all the way back into the Moonrakers.

Dropping into the mid-way entrance of LSD at km 6.8 skips some of the steeps, but not all of them. From the midway entrance, the trailhead marking the true upper start of LSD can be found 1.7km further up the road at the south end of a small cut block. Follow the that trail towards the edge of the canyon, finding stunning views on your right. Don’t get too close.

Access Info

From Cedar Lake Trailhead follow the road south (left). On your right is a sign indicating 8.5km to LSD. Directions from this sign are given here, but in general stay on the main road for 3.7km before turning up right and continuing for another 4.8km.
From the 8.5km sign:
0.4 km the entrance to North Star is on your left, stay on the main road
1.5 km don’t go left, stay straight on the main road
2.0 km don’t go left or right, but stay straight on main road (a yellow 4km Forest Service Road marker is visible)
2.2 km don’t go left, stay straight on the main road
3.2 km don’t go right or left, but stay straight on the main road
3.7 km don’t go left, but instead turn up right off the main road
4.8km signed entrance for Canyon Creek trail
6.8km signed entrance for LSD mid-way point
8.5km signed entrance for LSD. This sign often goes missing; look for the singletrack on the south side of the cut block.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for LSD bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,051 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,153 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,218 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,208 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,156 ft
  • Grade max
    -79.636%
  • Grade min
    31.908%
  • Distance climb
    1,004 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    465 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:55
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Status:
on Sep 23, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4.75 (17 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
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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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      LSD Trail Reports

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      Sep 23, 2018 @ 12:17pm
      Sep 23, 2018
      Aug 9, 2018 @ 1:47pm
      Aug 9, 2018
      Tree down on road just before first opening to lower lsd.
      Aug 4, 2018 @ 9:48am
      Aug 4, 2018
      In good condition.
      May 19, 2018 @ 9:05pm
      May 19, 2018
      Tons of trees down.
      Oct 6, 2017 @ 8:59pm
      Oct 6, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 45 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      Photos

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      Sep 6, 2017 @ 4:16pm
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      Jun 6, 2016 @ 7:00am
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      LSD, Golden
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      Oct 2, 2015 @ 9:08pm
      Oct 2, 2015
      LSD, Golden

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