1 miles
Distance
425 ft
Climb
-436 ft
Descent
00:14:16
Avg time

Rock About Details

  • Riding Area
    Mountain Shadows
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking
    #13976 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 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
More Stats for Rock About 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
    -0.171%
  • Grade max
    -71.676%
  • Grade min
    126.858%
  • Distance climb
    3,990 ft
  • Distance down
    2,264 ft
  • Distance flat
    356 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:16
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:30
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Status:
on Oct 15, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Rock About Trail Reports

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      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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      • 43 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
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