2,121 ft
Distance
-273 ft
Descent
00:01:24
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Mount 7
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #2704 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking

This trail is a great finisher that gets you to Reflection Lake Road. It was the end portion of the old Psychosis DH race. If you are coming from the Summit, 5K, or 3K then you will end up on this trail.

As you enter onto Tail Gate/Snake Hill you can choose between the left or right routes. The right route is a wooden table top feature that can be rolled or gapped, and the left route is the ride-around option. Following that is fast single track with an abrupt left turn. There are roots to negotiate, but you can keep your speed. Keep your eye out for riders as there is an access trail that crosses the trail. The trail finishes off with big berms (hence the name Snake Hill) and an optional gap jump at the end.

You can also access the Snake Hill portion from the Mt Shadows network to add a little spice to the end of your cross country ride.

Note: after the first 20m upon entering the top of Tail Gate there is a short trail branching to the left. This is Tail Gate Alternate, and travels 190m over to Roller Coaster in the Mtn Shadows.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Snake Hill/Tail Gate bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -274 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,610 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,885 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,885 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,610 ft
  • Grade
    -12.933%
  • Grade max
    -33.065%
  • Grade min
    -0.511%
  • Distance down
    2,025 ft
  • Distance flat
    96 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:24
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on Jul 23, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.5 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
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      Snake Hill/Tail Gate Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 486 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,006 rides
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      Aug 5, 2012 @ 5:34pm
      Aug 5, 2012

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