5,166 ft
298 ft
-268 ft
Avg time

Magic Dragon Details

  • Riding Area
    Mountain Shadows
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Global Ranking
    #14901 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking

Magic Dragon has several interesting sections of trail which all link together effectively. A substantial part of this trail is descending if ridden in a counter -clockwise direction (recommended). When followed up with Huff & Puff and then Chute the Duck, this combo provides one of the best descents to the valley floor.

Towards it southern half, the height of land for Magic Dragon is marked by a very cool large boulder that will check your shoulder as you pass. This is also where the trail will generally descend to the north. If heading north, ride for several hundred meters and then stay left at the intersection with Cliffside, continuing down Magic Dragon. Hit the hip and then after 25m watch for an easily missed sharp right leading over a drop to another hip banking left. Alternatively, you can skip the sharp right and continue wrapping around right for 20m for the ride around. The next intersection is with Huff & Puff. It is highly recommended to rail this corner to the right, and continue down Huff & Puff for the best value. However, if you continue straight through this intersection, more options also open up to more trails.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Magic Dragon bike trail
  • Altitude change
    30 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,190 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,373 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,190 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,220 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,323 ft
  • Distance down
    1,237 ft
  • Distance flat
    605 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Jul 31, 2018
Avg: 4.2 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to magic-dragon trailhead (51.278960, -116.923820)
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Ride Golden Like A Girl
8:50 | 20 | Aug 31, 2018 , Golden
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