1 miles
Distance
446 ft
Climb
-289 ft
Descent
00:11:52
Avg time

Take it Easy Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    CBT Mainline Network
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May/Nov
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #14736 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2012

Often the debate about this trail is whether it’s namesake was to “take it easy” because of the steep tricky cliffs and rooty corners, or whether the intended meaning was to “take it easy” and relax your epic ride is almost over While remaining undulating for most of the trail, Take it Easy is a fairly technical and fun ride. It is most commonly ridden as the follow up to Gold Rush at the finish of a longer ride. At the end of Gold Rush turn left onto the gravel road for 300m. Watch for the entrance to Take it Easy on your right. Entering onto Take it Easy you immediately come across a fork in the trail. Your best value is to go left at the fork. This option will lead to a nice booter and a great double right before the first berm! Both choices at the aforementioned fork spit the rider out along an undulating section of rooty and punchy trail heading back toward the CBT Mainline Trailhead and back to town. Don’t be fooled by the name, you will find yourself riding within half a metre of a cliff 12m above the Columbia River for part of this ride.

Take it Easy can also be ridden as a short out-and-back loop from the CBT Mainline Trailhead. Again, consider yourself forewarned about the cliffs along which you will be riding.

Access Info

Approx 250 m off CBT Mainline trail from Mainline trailhead or 300 m north on Elk Road from Gold Rush exit. (A reroute is planned to eventually move the Gold Rush exit opposite Take It Easy.)

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More Stats for Take it Easy mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    157 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,572 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,768 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,611 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,768 ft
  • Grade
    2.411%
  • Grade max
    -38.778%
  • Grade min
    39.503%
  • Distance climb
    3,228 ft
  • Distance down
    3,027 ft
  • Distance flat
    264 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:52
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:03
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Status:
on May 25, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.85 (7 votes)

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      Directions to take-it-easy trailhead (51.310150, -116.994440)
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      Take it Easy Trail Reports

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      May 25, 2020 @ 4:39pm
      May 25, 2020
      May 1, 2020 @ 5:40pm
      May 1, 2020
      Apr 16, 2020 @ 7:51am
      Apr 16, 2020
      Trail status will be updated as they are assessed by the trail crew. Riding the trails before they are ready can result in long term damage. Thanks!
      Nov 3, 2019 @ 12:22pm
      Nov 3, 2019
      Nov 2, 2019 @ 1:37pm
      Nov 2, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 21 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 114 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,138 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Huesitto (Jul 26, 2017 at 11:16)
       Downed trees due to wind storm on Take it Easy (Extension)
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