2,059 ft
Distance
-388 ft
Descent
00:01:54
Avg time

Northern Lights Details

  • Riding Area
    Kicking Horse Bike Park
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #12985 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

An old animal trail for high-speed bombing in the alpine.

Bike Park

More Stats for Northern Lights bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -388 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,998 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,387 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,387 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,998 ft
  • Grade
    -18.862%
  • Grade max
    -37.914%
  • Grade min
    -1.786%
  • Distance down
    2,059 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:54
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Status:
on Oct 2, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.35 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Northern Lights Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 59 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      All
      • 402 rides
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      Photos

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      18 |
      Oct 6, 2018 @ 12:33pm
      Oct 6, 2018
      Northern Lights, Golden
      231 |
      Jun 15, 2015 @ 7:51pm
      Jun 15, 2015
      Northern Lights, Golden
      345 |
      Jul 11, 2010 @ 7:32pm
      Jul 11, 2010
      Northern Lights, Golden
      59 |
      Aug 6, 2008 @ 9:49am
      Aug 6, 2008
      Northern Lights, Golden

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Deinarson (Aug 27, 2018 at 9:16)
       A good one for going fast! Less technical than the rock garden route.
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