1 miles
Distance
235 ft
Climb
-196 ft
Descent
00:16:23
Avg time

Wapiti Ridge Details

  • Riding Area
    Moonrakers
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-Nov
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #32480 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Wapiti travels the corridor between the canyon and Sander Lake. It’s also the access point to or from Sternwheeler and the Gudjonson Trailhead.

Typically, Wapiti Ridge is a main artery trail that you will likely use on your way to other trails. Nonetheless, this is the type of cross country trail where you can put the hammer down to get in a bit of a cardio work out on your ride. Expect short moderate ups interspersed with short cruisey downs. Wapiti is commonly used in both directions so keep an eye open for on coming riders.

As of fall 2016, Wapiti Ridge now runs all the way to Sander Lake from the canyon. What used to be the east side of Ptarmigan Trot has been incorporated into Wapiti Ridge as part of a naming re-configuration by GCC in an attempt to ease navigation for new users.

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More Stats for Wapiti Ridge bike trail
  • Altitude change
    39 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,941 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,107 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,941 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,980 ft
  • Grade
    0.505%
  • Grade max
    -16.375%
  • Grade min
    23.633%
  • Distance climb
    3,287 ft
  • Distance down
    3,047 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,332 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:23
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:50
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Status:
on Sep 23, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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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  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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      Wapiti Ridge Trail Reports

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      Sep 23, 2018 @ 12:17pm
      Sep 23, 2018
      Jul 17, 2017 @ 9:21pm
      Jul 17, 2017
      Multiple fallen trees on trail. Some are hard to spot
      Jun 10, 2017 @ 6:23am
      Jun 10, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 7 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 101 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      Team Flying Dutchmen do Golden
      11 miles
      2016 Singletrack 6 - Tinhorn Creek Stage 6: Golden race
      35 miles

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