5,056 ft
223 ft
-223 ft
Avg time

Trial & Error Details

  • Riding area
    Mountain Shadows
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking

Trial & Error is mainly used to reach Rock About. Nonetheless it has a couple of cool sections. Look at the map and you’ll see that Trial & Error is a loop branching off the south end of Magic Dragon. The loop has an east and a west side to it.

The east side of the Trial & Error loop has a fast straightway, riding through a corridor of trees. At the far end you reach the turn offs for Rock About. It is most common to ride the east side of the Trial & Error loop to and from Rock About.

The west side of the Trial & Error loop yields a little more technical riding. It is less commonly ridden since most riders are just thinking about the quickest way to Rock About. However, it’s way more interesting than the east side of the loop. The west side of the Trial & Error is usually ridden counter clockwise because of a steep section of trail.

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More Stats for Trial & Error mountain bike trail
  • Altitude min
    3,215 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,352 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,306 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,306 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,167 ft
  • Distance down
    2,437 ft
  • Distance flat
    452 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Jun 17, 2018
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to trial--error trailhead (51.276980, -116.919920)
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Trial & Error Trail Reports

Jun 17, 2018 @ 2:37am
Jun 17, 2018
Oct 15, 2017 @ 4:26pm
Oct 15, 2017
Just 2 trees crossing trail. Can easily carry over. Lots of leaves, but dry.
Jun 23, 2017 @ 9:00pm
Jun 23, 2017
May 27, 2017 @ 2:34pm
May 27, 2017
Apr 2, 2016 @ 4:09pm
Apr 2, 2016
Good to go.
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