4,364 ft
Distance
149 ft
Climb
-309 ft
Descent
00:10:07
Avg time

Moonraker Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-Nov
  • Global Ranking
    #6264

The Moonraker trail could arguable be one of the most flowy and smoothest sections of singletrack on the planet. Although a short 1.3km in length, it is worth every meter.

This trail is buried in the heart of the Moonraker trail network, so there are many options to get to the start of this trail. Moonraker Trail is best ridden north to south. Beware if you are climbing north on Moonraker as riders tend to be moving very fast on this trail heading south.

For best value getting to Moonraker, ride Arrowhead from north to south and then connect to Moonraker via upper Bear Claw. Also the Cedar Snag and Northstar trails make excellent choices for linking into Moonraker Trail using the same Bear Claw connector which is obvious on the map.

At the southern end of Moonraker you reach Canyon Creek lower lookout for a view and a short break.

Access Info

The preferred access is off the Bear Claw trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Moonraker mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -160 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,016 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,287 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,177 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,016 ft
  • Grade
    -3.674%
  • Grade max
    -61.601%
  • Grade min
    42.064%
  • Distance climb
    1,289 ft
  • Distance down
    2,754 ft
  • Distance flat
    321 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:07
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Status:
on May 17, 2016
Dry
Avg: 4.6 (5 votes)

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Moonraker Trail Reports

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Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:45am
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Sep 17, 2012 @ 3:00pm
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Moonraker, Golden
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Jul 27, 2012 @ 2:01pm
Jul 27, 2012
Moonraker, Golden
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Oct 17, 2010 @ 9:31pm
Oct 17, 2010
Moonraker, Golden

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag Seppie (May 17, 2016 at 9:17)
 Really, really fun trail.
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