Mountain Biking Moonraker Trails Golden BC Canada

Mountain bike culture is alive and well in Golden British Columbia Canada. And, why wouldn't it be? With over 185km of trails, four trail networks, and the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Bike Park. Golden was home to psychosis, the world's...
Mountain bike culture is alive and well in Golden British Columbia Canada. And, why wouldn't it be? With over 185km of trails, four trail networks, and the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and Bike Park. Golden was home to psychosis, the world's longest, steepest and fastest downhill race. These trails are still open on Mount 7. Being my second day of mountain biking this season, I thought it might be nice to pick a cross-country trail that was a little less technical and to end with me in a hospital. Having always been interested in exploring the Moonraker Trail system we chose a loop made up of the Cedar Camp, NorthStar and Arrowhead trails. These trails promised to be fast and flowy and to not have too many roots. They also wind past to wilderness lakes and have the occasional view of the Purcell and Rocky Mountains. Perfect.

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19 July 2023 at   Moonraker Trails, Cedar Camp, Golden, BC V0A 1H2, Canada
Having fun mountain biking on the Moonraker Trail in Golden BC. There plenty of trails suitable for all levels. I like the smooth and flowy nature of the mountain bike trails here.
19 July 2023 ·   2 months ago taken in   Moonraker Trails, Cedar Camp, Golden, BC V0A 1H2, Canada
The Cedar Lake Recreation Site is a day use area located next to the Cedar Lake Campground and the Moonraker trails. This is a pretty little wilderness lake that has two beaches, a fishing dock, swimming and picnic areas and an area suitable for...
The Cedar Lake Recreation Site is a day use area located next to the Cedar Lake Campground and the Moonraker trails. This is a pretty little wilderness lake that has two beaches, a fishing dock, swimming and picnic areas and an area suitable for hand-launching small boats.
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19 July 2023 ·   2 months ago taken in   Moonraker Trails, Cedar Camp, Golden, BC V0A 1H2, Canada
The Cedar Lake Campground and Day Use Area provides easy access to the Moonraker Trail Network. The campground has 22 primitive sites, meaning there is no water or electricity. It also means, that there are only pit toilets. The sites do have...
The Cedar Lake Campground and Day Use Area provides easy access to the Moonraker Trail Network. The campground has 22 primitive sites, meaning there is no water or electricity. It also means, that there are only pit toilets. The sites do have picnic tables and fire rings. To keep the area pristine, campers are expected to pack their garbage out with them. The campground is first come first served. Each site is large and treed, suitable for tenting, and 4x4 campers. There are a couple of site suitable for small RVs.
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19 July 2023 ·   2 months ago taken in   Moonraker Trails, Cedar Camp, Golden, BC V0A 1H2, Canada
Cedar Camp Trail is a singletrack cross-country mountain bike trail. Although there are less roots on this trail compared to others nearby it is rated as a blue/intermediate trail. The trail winds around the first and second Cedar Lakes providing...
Cedar Camp Trail is a singletrack cross-country mountain bike trail. Although there are less roots on this trail compared to others nearby it is rated as a blue/intermediate trail. The trail winds around the first and second Cedar Lakes providing nice views of both. The Cedar Camp Trail is 4.1km long and has 64m of elevation gain with 111m of elevation loss.
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19 July 2023 ·   2 months ago taken in   Moonraker Trails, Cedar Camp, Golden, BC V0A 1H2, Canada
The Second Cedar Lake is a small wilderness lake located in the Moonraker Recreation Area in Golden British Columbia Canada. It is home many Loons, Pileated Woodpeckers, and other songbirds. Lilly pads line the shores and reminded me of Claude...
The Second Cedar Lake is a small wilderness lake located in the Moonraker Recreation Area in Golden British Columbia Canada. It is home many Loons, Pileated Woodpeckers, and other songbirds. Lilly pads line the shores and reminded me of Claude Monet's gardens in Giverny, France.
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19 July 2023 ·   2 months ago taken in   Moonraker Trails, Cedar Camp, Golden, BC V0A 1H2, Canada
The Moonraker Recreation Area has over 50km of trails for mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding during the summer and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. Most trails a smooth and flowy. Some have more technical features and...
The Moonraker Recreation Area has over 50km of trails for mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding during the summer and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. Most trails a smooth and flowy. Some have more technical features and roots. After the Cedar Camp Trail, we connected with NorthStar. This is trail has a number of short punchy climbs that are followed by fun descents and railing corners.
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19 July 2023 ·   2 months ago taken in   Moonraker Trails, Cedar Camp, Golden, BC V0A 1H2, Canada
The final leg of our ride was on the Arrowhead trail. We picked this trail because it was another smooth singletrack with short descents and climbs. We picked it for the occasional view of the Purcell’s to the west and the Rockies to the east....
The final leg of our ride was on the Arrowhead trail. We picked this trail because it was another smooth singletrack with short descents and climbs. We picked it for the occasional view of the Purcell’s to the west and the Rockies to the east. This is another blue cross-country trail. I quite enjoyed this trail even though I wasn't in the best of shape.
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19 July 2023 ·   2 months ago taken in   Moonraker Trails, Cedar Camp, Golden, BC V0A 1H2, Canada
The Moonraker Trail System is well marked. Trail Signs are posted at major trail junctions to provide directions to various trails. The signs also indicate the degree of difficulty. The coding system is the same as ski hills in that green circles...
The Moonraker Trail System is well marked. Trail Signs are posted at major trail junctions to provide directions to various trails. The signs also indicate the degree of difficulty. The coding system is the same as ski hills in that green circles are easy, blue squares are intermediate and black diamonds or double black diamonds are advanced.
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19 July 2023 ·   2 months ago taken in   Moonraker Trails, Cedar Camp, Golden, BC V0A 1H2, Canada
The Arrowhead Mountain Bike Trail in the Moonraker Recreation Area is primarily forested however it does have a few viewpoints along way. This one looks out on the Purcell Mountain Range to the West and the Canadian Rocky Mountains to the East.
19 July 2023 ·   2 months ago taken in   Moonraker Trails, Cedar Camp, Golden, BC V0A 1H2, Canada
I am more of a road bike and cyclocross fan, so we had to stop for a selfie to prove to our bike friends that I want mountain biking and had fun. Really, with the number of trails in Golden British Columbia, there is actually a trail for...
I am more of a road bike and cyclocross fan, so we had to stop for a selfie to prove to our bike friends that I want mountain biking and had fun. Really, with the number of trails in Golden British Columbia, there is actually a trail for everyone. In fact, Golden's first adaptive-inclusive opened in 2020 as part of the CBT trail network.
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19 July 2023 ·   2 months ago taken in   Moonraker Trails, Cedar Camp, Golden, BC V0A 1H2, Canada
More evidence of my mountain biking adventure. This is the route we took on Cedar Camp to NorthStar to Arrowhead in the Moonraker Recreation Area. Altogether we did a 7km loop, which since I wasn't in very good shape for mountain biking was...
More evidence of my mountain biking adventure. This is the route we took on Cedar Camp to NorthStar to Arrowhead in the Moonraker Recreation Area. Altogether we did a 7km loop, which since I wasn't in very good shape for mountain biking was plenty. I had fun and was tired by the end but looking forward to getting back to the trails soon.
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19 July 2023 ·   2 months ago taken in   Moonraker Trails, Cedar Camp, Golden, BC V0A 1H2, Canada
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