1 miles
425 ft
-436 ft
Avg time

Rock About Details

  • Riding area
    Mountain Shadows
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking

Climb the rocks and descend the switchbacks, or climb the switchbacks and descend the rocks? This is the decision that you are faced when you ride Rock About. Both directions are exceptionally rewarding. Coming off the upper part of Trial and Error, and entering Rock About to the left (clockwise), is some of the best technical climbing in the network. As you climb through the rocks be amazed by the work that went into this trail and take in the views of the valley. Ride the trail to the end of the network and enjoy the many tight downhill switchbacks until you reach a skidder road. Take a right on the skidder road and head back up to Trial and Error. (Note that the best way to return through the network is via the upper part of Trial and Error).

Counterclockwise on Rock About offers a cardio climb through the switchbacks leading to an enjoyable technical descent through the rocks.

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More Stats for Rock About mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -11 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,243 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,445 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,331 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,320 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,990 ft
  • Distance down
    2,264 ft
  • Distance flat
    356 ft
  • Avg time
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on Oct 15, 2017
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to rock-about trailhead (51.272710, -116.914860)
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Rock About Trail Reports

Oct 15, 2017 @ 4:27pm
Oct 15, 2017
Great condition. Get on it ????
Jun 23, 2017 @ 9:01pm
Jun 23, 2017
Apr 2, 2016 @ 4:10pm
Apr 2, 2016
Snow free and dry. All good to go.
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