3,691 ft
46 ft
-440 ft
2,982 ft
High Point

Sternwheeler Details

  • Riding area
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened

If starting at the Gudjonson Trailhead, then this is your only option for getting into the trail system. Well built, and a bit of a grind. It climbs up for an enjoyable, but tiring, 1.2km. To save some of your steam, you can jump off early after the first half km and follow up the gentle 2% trail to reach Sander Lake. Or, if you have the jam, continue climbing the full 1.2km to reach Wapiti Ridge trail. From the Wapiti junction you can go left or right depending on your preference for getting deeper into the trail network.

You’ll also use Sternwheeler to get back to the Gudjonson Trailhead.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Sternwheeler mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -394 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,589 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,982 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,589 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    387 ft
  • Distance down
    2,973 ft
  • Distance flat
    331 ft
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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to sternwheeler trailhead (51.236010, -116.938230)
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Sternwheeler Trail Reports

Jun 10, 2017 @ 11:32am
Jun 10, 2017
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Routes with this trail

Team Flying Dutchmen do Golden
11 miles

1 Review & Comments

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flag Jules16 (Aug 6, 2018 at 22:24)
 I’m an intermediate rider. Loved Sternwheeler as a down and out to the parking lot. The switchbacks were fairly easy and everything was walkable if needed.

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