1 miles
392 ft
-251 ft
Avg time

Take it Easy Details

  • Riding area
    CBT Mainline Network
    Golden, British Columbia
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  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
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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.)

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Take it Easy mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    142 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,573 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,754 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,612 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,754 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,878 ft
  • Distance down
    1,159 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,476 ft
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on Apr 24, 2018
Avg: 4.4 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
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  • Very Dry
Directions to take-it-easy trailhead (51.310150, -116.994440)
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Take it Easy Trail Reports

Apr 24, 2018 @ 11:22am
23 hours
Slightest bit of mud and snow at the very bottom.
Jan 8, 2018 @ 2:15pm
Jan 8, 2018
Laid first tracks, needs more snowshoe traffic, slick in a few spots.
Oct 26, 2017 @ 4:32pm
Oct 26, 2017
A few typical soggy spots, slick roots. Perfect fall conditions.
Oct 6, 2017 @ 8:21pm
Oct 6, 2017
Sep 3, 2017 @ 6:59am
Sep 3, 2017
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Aug 15, 2017 @ 3:00pm
Aug 15, 2017
Take it Easy, Edmonton
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Aug 15, 2017 @ 2:59pm
Aug 15, 2017
Take it Easy, Edmonton
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Aug 15, 2017 @ 2:55pm
Aug 15, 2017
Take it Easy, Edmonton
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Jul 27, 2017 @ 7:08am
Jul 27, 2017
Take it Easy, Calgary

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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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