2 miles
593 ft
-358 ft
Avg time

North Star Details

  • Riding area
    Golden, British Columbia
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  • Trail type
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  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
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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 mountain 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    4,308 ft
  • Distance flat
    876 ft
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on Jan 3, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to north-star-3504 trailhead (51.241450, -116.954730)
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North Star Trail Reports

Jan 3, 2018 @ 12:08pm
Jan 3, 2018
Sugary snow, needs more fat bike/snowshoe traffic
Sep 25, 2017 @ 6:38am
Sep 25, 2017
Aug 12, 2017 @ 12:49pm
Aug 12, 2017
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Routes with this trail

Golden | 2017 MEC BC Enduro Series presented by Intense Cycles race featured
23 miles
2016 Singletrack 6 - Tinhorn Creek Stage 6: Golden race
35 miles
Moonraker Meander
31 miles

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