Distance: 7.6 km
Time: 1 – 2 hrs
Elevation Gain: 317 m
Elevation Loss: 87 m

Technical Rating: Intermediate
Physical Rating: Moderate
Season: May – October
Permit Required: No

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The new CBT Mainline trail connects the Moonraker Trails and Town. The trail was completed in the fall of 2010. A sweet x-country route that can be ridden both directions; up or down. Expect moderate switchbacks all the way up to the Moonraker Trails carpark. Aside from a couple of steep sections, overall this trail climbs very well; with a number of gradual sections that allow you to catch your breath and recover.

It’s primarily used as a connector trail to the Moonraker Trails, but can be ridden as an out and back. A number of the switchbacks have some really nice bermed corners which make for an awesome, high speed, descend.

A big thanks goes to the Golden Cycling Club for building this new sweet piece of trail and to the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) for funding the project.

TRAILHEAD | N51 18.687 W116 59.497 (BRIDGE)

The trailheads are located at the Cedar Lake Campground and at the Columbia River Bridge. When riding from town, take Kicking Horse Drive (road to Kicking Horse Resort) and park on your right before the Columbia River Bridge. The trailhead is on the left hand side, right across the bridge.


N51 18.687 W116 59.497 (Bridge)
N51 16.213 W116 59.150 (Camp)
N51 16.064 W116 59.476 (Moonraker)

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