10 miles
5,332 ft
-2,180 ft
Avg time

Schacher Details

  • Riding area
    Mount 7
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump, Gap Jump, Log Ride, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
  • 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
More Stats for Schacher mountain 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,236 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Sep 22, 2018
Avg: 4.9 (9 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 schacher trailhead (51.289751, -116.929161)
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Schacher Trail Reports

Sep 22, 2018 @ 2:22pm
23 hours
Really wet, lots of slippery sections. Lots of mulched leaves and pine needles making it even moreso.
Aug 5, 2018 @ 8:27am
Aug 5, 2018
All good, except: One tree down a little ways down on the older section from where the trail crosses to road to newer higher section. About 6-8...
Jul 20, 2018 @ 4:45pm
Jul 20, 2018
Trail is amazing! Removed several small trees on upper part of trail with hand saw. Large tree down around the 12Km mark, chain saw required....
Jul 2, 2018 @ 9:09pm
Jul 2, 2018
reporter Pretty sweet
Jun 30, 2018 @ 5:12pm
Jun 30, 2018
reporter All open
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Sep 24, 2017 @ 5:02pm
Sep 24, 2017
Schacher, Golden

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag brettkapcsos (Nov 14, 2016 at 8:57)
 Definitely not a DH specific trail. Not much fun on a DH bike.
  • + 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!

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