10 miles
Distance
5,332 ft
Climb
-2,180 ft
Descent
01:23:08
Avg time

Schacher Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount 7
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump, Gap Jump, Log Ride, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #1743 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2016

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.

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More Stats for Schacher bike trail
  • Altitude change
    3,153 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,194 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,346 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,194 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,346 ft
  • Grade
    6.284%
  • Grade max
    -61.974%
  • Grade min
    67.259%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,236 ft
  • Avg time
    01:23:08
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:04
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on Aug 31, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4.85 (15 votes)

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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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      Schacher Trail Reports

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      Aug 31, 2019 @ 9:03am
      Aug 31, 2019
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 10:16am
      Jul 25, 2019
      Tree down
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 10:54am
      Jul 20, 2019
      Very muddy in spots. Couple of trees down.
      Jul 1, 2019 @ 10:32am
      Jul 1, 2019
      One tree impeding the trail but not blocking the climb(~60% up). One tree blocking the trail right before a berm and the traffic is creating a new...
      May 26, 2019 @ 9:06am
      May 26, 2019
      It's perfect until the jeep road - launch site. This section is really drifted and the only reasonable option was to hike off the trail as the...
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      • 130 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag brettkapcsos (Nov 14, 2016 at 8:57)
       Definitely not a DH specific trail. Not much fun on a DH bike.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag rideyourbikemore (Feb 18, 2019 at 14:20)
       Yeah
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      • + 0
      flag Andrewduke08 (Aug 19, 2019 at 21:37)
       Ride the whole thing up and down it is a blast!
      [Reply]

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