9.5 miles
4,050 ft
-912 ft
Avg time

Schacher Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount 7
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump, Gap Jump, Log Ride, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #3697 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #33392 in E-Biking
    • #34963 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened

Schacher provides the first “up” singletrack for Mt 7. It was built with cross country riders in mind. Put it in low gear and enjoy the climb. Scope the berms, bridges and jumps as you wind up Schacher through tall timber. You’ll be hammering these on the return ride if you choose to retrace your route. There is an optional ride around for all jumps and other TTFs.

In 2018 Schacher was completed to the top. It can be viewed as 2 sections. The first section from the bottom rides up singletrack for 4km to where it crosses the Mt 7 (Bowle-Evans Rd). It then continues for another 11km (all singletrack) to the top at the Mt 7 Launch Site for a total of 15km. Climbing up, the grade of the lower section has a bit of spunk, however, the grade of the upper section eases back a bit with plenty of brief coasting sections thrown in to give you a short break from pedaling.

Note that just before you come to the end of the lower section as you climb up, the trail branches (at a skinny). The right hand fork is B52 (signed) and it goes for a short, fun run over to the entrance of the DH trail “5 K”. Otherwise the left fork continues for 100m to the Mt 7 Rd and the start of the Schacher upper section.

Local family man Sean Schacher was the inspiration for this trail, and it was the drive of local familyman/good-guy-with-superhero-powers Jeremy Harris who made it happen. Both of these 2 local riders now ride along in spirit with you on this ride.

Access Info

Currently the Schacher starts approximately 2.2km up the Mt 7 Rd (Bowle-Evans Rd). You can link together 7 Up, Bush Party and Woodlot Ride if you wish to avoid much of the road on the way to this point.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Schacher mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    3,140 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,199 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,339 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,199 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,339 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,600 ft
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on Jan 20, 2023
Snow Groomed
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      • 0 rides
      6 Months
      • 18 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      • 917 rides
      • Last: Aug 20, 2022


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      10 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      crash99 (May 31, 2022 at 12:52)
      Snow covered from 11k up excellent lower down
      • + 0
      rdriver89 (Jul 24, 2021 at 12:57)
      Huge shout out to the builders off this trail. Great but long climb. Even a couple of skinnys to do on the way up. No one coming down or up on a Saturday morning. Then great downhill from 10k
      • + 0
      robcocquyt (Jul 16, 2020 at 9:43)
      Beautifully built trail with lots of little hidden hits , doubles, and small tables. This would be one of my favourite blue trails around IF it wasn’t a popular climbing trail a well. If you ride it downhill responsibly (I.e expect to find someone riding uphill around the many fast blind corners or on the other side of the double) it is hard to really enjoy yourself thinking that you might have a head-on. Some parts of the trail have really good sight lines and they alllow you to relax and enjoy the features at speed. Please please please consider making this a DH trail only. Alternatively, consider allowing it to be uphill only on odd days and downhill on even days. Such a good trail that it is a bummer it’s current two-direction status compromises its awesomeness for uphill and downhill riders
      • + 2
      weaselgoespop (Apr 27, 2021 at 10:43)
      Good point to look out for uphill traffic. This trail was designed to provide an uphill that's not the road for Mount 7, so it should definitely be an uphill, if anything. It's not so steep or fast that you shouldn't be able to see oncoming riders. Make sure to make lots of noise coming down on the steeper, lower section.
      • + 1
      mhaager2 (Sep 20, 2019 at 21:47)
      Awesome trail. Elevation is wrong though. It's just under 1000m elevation gain, not 1600.
      • + 1
      CSharp (Sep 29, 2020 at 10:35)
      I was scratching my head about the 1625m of elevation gain as well. I guess if you're doing Strava, you'd want that but will be disappointed that the total elevation from top to bottom is only 956m. The write-up for this trail as a climbing trail states that there's 1625m elevation gain and 664m elevation loss as you climb to the top of Mt 7. So, doing the math by subtracting the losses from the gains, it works out to 961m net gain, which is in the ball park.
      • + 0
      Andrewduke08 (Aug 19, 2019 at 21:37)
      Ride the whole thing up and down it is a blast!
      • + 0
      mikedegen (Feb 18, 2019 at 14:20)
      • + 1
      Jules16 (Aug 6, 2018 at 22:37)
      Excellent intermediate downhill/cross country ride starting with amazing views from the top of mount 7. This trail has endless switchback/berm corners. Super fun way to experience Mount 7 for the first time on a trail that is not intimidating (except perhaps the first 5 right hand turns where you are somewhat exposed on a fairly steep section). Everything is walkable!
      • + 1
      brettkapcsos (Nov 14, 2016 at 8:57)
      Definitely not a DH specific trail. Not much fun on a DH bike.

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