5,056 ft
Distance
223 ft
Climb
-223 ft
Descent
00:21:15
Avg time

Trial & Error Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mountain Shadows
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #12709 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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.

More Stats for Trial & Error bike trail
  • Altitude min
    3,215 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,352 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,306 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,306 ft
  • Grade max
    -48.296%
  • Grade min
    81.063%
  • Distance climb
    2,167 ft
  • Distance down
    2,437 ft
  • Distance flat
    452 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:15
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:32
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Status:
on Apr 14, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • photo Photo
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  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Directions to trial--error trailhead (51.276980, -116.919920)
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      Trial & Error Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Apr 14, 2019 @ 12:32pm
      Apr 14, 2019
      It's dusty out there, no water or mud to speak of.
      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
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 276 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 708 rides
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