3,886 ft
198 ft
-110 ft
Avg time

Selkirk Slacker Details

  • Riding Area
    Mountain Shadows
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
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  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Global Ranking
    #30962 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking

Where the town ends at the top of the gravel pit, and the forestry roads take you into the wilderness, Selkirk Slacker will be your entry point into the Mountain Shadows noodle bowl of trails. On this trail you’ll find smooth flow with a bit of climbing.

Selkirk Slacker starts off fairly flat and flowy. Then after a short descent, it heads south and begins to gain elevation crossing the Snake Hill downhill trail - Look uphill! It then continues crossing over Roller Coaster and Chute the Duck. It’s reasonable to climb up Chute the Duck, but it’s steep. Make noise to let those coming down know you’re there. Alternatively, turning down Chute the Duck leads down to the Reflection Lake road, but it is not great for bikes. Selkirk Slacker eventually flows naturally into Reflection Lake Trail to continue to the Powerline. Now your warm up is over!

Selkirk Slacker is also a fun descent on your return, letting you enjoy riding your bike and not just squeezing the brakes!

Access Info

From Reflection Lake Trailhead ride uphill for 200m on the gravel road passing the rodeo grounds on your right. At the 200m point, you will see a signed entrance for the singletrack trail Rodeo Drive. Take Rodeo Drive all the way up to a 4 way junction at a gravel road. The signed entrance to Selkirk Slacker will be just to your right.

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More Stats for Selkirk Slacker bike trail
  • Altitude change
    89 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,721 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,843 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,754 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,843 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,992 ft
  • Distance down
    1,472 ft
  • Distance flat
    421 ft
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on Jul 31, 2018
Avg: 3.4 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Clear / Green
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to selkirk-slacker trailhead (51.288390, -116.944030)
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Selkirk Slacker Trail Reports

Jul 31, 2018 @ 10:10am
Jul 31, 2018
Jun 17, 2018 @ 2:37am
Jun 17, 2018
Jul 29, 2017 @ 1:06pm
Jul 29, 2017
Lots of trees down. Turned back because of this. Tree fall starts after the intersection with reflection lake trail
May 26, 2017 @ 6:48am
May 26, 2017
Apr 20, 2017 @ 8:05am
Apr 20, 2017
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