2,148 ft
-273 ft
Avg time


  • Riding area
    Mount 7
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Jump
  • Global Ranking

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 Tail Gate/Snake Hill mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -272 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,612 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,885 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,885 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,613 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance down
    1,953 ft
  • Distance flat
    31 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 31, 2018
Avg: 4.35 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to tail-gate-snake-hill trailhead (51.287150, -116.936660)
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Aug 5, 2012 @ 5:34pm
Aug 5, 2012
Tail Gate/Snake Hill

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Mt 7 Snake Hill jump line build
3:00 | 447 | Oct 7, 2015 , Golden
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