2 miles
Distance
593 ft
Climb
-358 ft
Descent
00:25:09
Avg time

North Star 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
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #19078 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This is a fast and flowy trail that rides in a north-south direction for 3.8 km. It is best value if ridden to towards the south. North Star is generally a forested trail, but occasionally opens up and travels on a ridge where one can glimpse the Purcell Mountains and Second Cedar Lake. Along with fast sections, there are some short and punchy climbs that are rewarded with quick engaging descents and railing corners.

There are a couple of intersections along the way. If riding from the north entrance, there is one intersection in particular, at the 1km point, that rides more naturally into the Cedar Snag Trail. However, stay hard left to if you want to continue on “North Star”.

At the south end of North Star, the trail naturally flows into your choice of a few short connector trails that link up with many other excellent trails in that area such as Devil’s Slide, Moonraker, and Arrowhead. Pick one and head to the Canyon Creek lower lookout for a view of the canyon.

Access Info

The trail begins about 300 m up the Tallis FSR from the Moonraker trailhead.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for North Star bike trail
  • Altitude change
    235 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,174 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,501 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,197 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,432 ft
  • Grade
    1.895%
  • Grade max
    -73.573%
  • Grade min
    59.671%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    4,308 ft
  • Distance flat
    876 ft
  • Avg time
    00:25:09
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:32
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Status:
on Jul 12, 2019
Variable
Avg: 3.8 (5 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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  • 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
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      North Star Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 34 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 187 rides
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      flag bikoot77 (Sep 5, 2019 at 13:13)
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