4,364 ft
Distance
149 ft
Climb
-309 ft
Descent
00:08:35
Avg time

Moonraker Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #12958 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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
    00:08:35
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:24
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Status:
on May 8, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.15 (13 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to moonraker trailhead (51.239720, -116.953450)
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      Moonraker Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 8, 2020 @ 7:00pm
      May 8, 2020
      Apr 16, 2020 @ 7:51am
      Apr 16, 2020
      Trail status will be updated as they are assessed by the trail crew. Riding the trails before they are ready can result in long term damage. Thanks!
      Aug 18, 2019 @ 10:26am
      Aug 18, 2019
      Jul 31, 2019 @ 12:52pm
      Jul 31, 2019
      Jul 12, 2019 @ 8:45am
      Jul 12, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 24 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 665 rides
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      Photos

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      52 |
      Apr 11, 2019 @ 11:03am
      Apr 11, 2019
      84 |
      Apr 11, 2019 @ 10:55am
      Apr 11, 2019
      75 |
      Oct 8, 2018 @ 10:08pm
      Oct 8, 2018
      85 |
      Oct 8, 2018 @ 10:08pm
      Oct 8, 2018

      1 Review & Comments

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

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