4,364 ft
Distance
149 ft
Climb
-309 ft
Descent
00:08:26
Avg time

Moonraker Details

  • Riding area
    Moonrakers
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-Nov
  • Global Ranking

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
    00:08:26
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:28
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Status:
on Aug 4, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.2 (10 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
Directions to moonraker trailhead (51.239720, -116.953450)
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Moonraker Trail Reports

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Aug 4, 2018 @ 9:48am
Aug 4, 2018
In good condition
Jun 24, 2018 @ 9:53am
Jun 24, 2018
One tree down on trail, easy to lift bike over
Oct 6, 2017 @ 8:22pm
Oct 6, 2017
Aug 17, 2017 @ 6:52am
Aug 17, 2017
Jul 24, 2017 @ 9:14pm
Jul 24, 2017
Tree across the trail at the top of the climb
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Moonraker, Golden
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Sep 18, 2017 @ 10:42am
Sep 18, 2017
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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