1.2 miles
Distance
261 ft
Climb
-270 ft
Descent
00:17:09
Avg time

Rock About Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mountain Shadows
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #13976 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Rock About mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -9 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,255 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,430 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,327 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,317 ft
  • Grade
    -0.1%
  • Grade max
    -36.5%
  • Grade min
    26.7%
  • Distance climb
    3,159 ft
  • Distance down
    2,592 ft
  • Distance flat
    846 ft
  • Avg time
    00:17:09
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:03
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Status:
on Apr 27, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.2 (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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      Rock About Trail Reports

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      Apr 27, 2021 @ 6:21pm
      Apr 27, 2021
      reporter
      Mar 30, 2021 @ 10:43am
      Mar 30, 2021
      reporter Just a reminder that the trails are still not ready to ride. Luckily the alpine, xc, and backcountry skiing and snowmobiling are still excellent....
      Mar 17, 2021 @ 11:42am
      Mar 17, 2021
      reporter The trail crew will update the conditions as the trails are assessed. Riding the trails before they are ready can result in long term damage. Thanks!
      Aug 8, 2020 @ 10:15am
      Aug 8, 2020
      May 12, 2020 @ 7:14am
      May 12, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 34 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
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      • 876 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      yyc-remax-realtor-bryon-howard (May 12, 2019 at 11:35)
       Beautiful well constructed trail! Great. Jews / a pleasure to be out here!
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