Moonrakers Classic Short (Arrowhead, Tonight Tequila, Tower Road, Bear Claw)

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Moonraker Trails Recreation Site

Moonrakers Classic Short (Arrowhead, Tonight Tequila, Tower Road, Bear Claw) is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Golden, British Columbia, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length5 miElevation gain541 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestLakeViewsWildflowers
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Please note: dogs are not allowed at the first Cedar Lake, but are allowed at Cedar Lake #2.

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Candace Marie
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WalkingGreat!

Good trail, not overly difficult, definitely walkable. Wear bug spray for sure! This one came up under best views for us on the app, but if you are looking for a great view, I wouldn’t say this one fits that description.

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Erica Shouldice
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Hiking

Beautiful trail! Not too difficult, some elevation gain at the beginning but overall very walkable. The path takes you up above Cedar lake #1 and #2 (we took barking dog trail to get down to lake #2). We did see a bear so bring bear spray and be loud! Also TONS of mosquitos, definitely wear lots of bug spray. Overall really nice trail

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Elizabeth Bull
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HikingBugsOver grown

Great trail! Lots of options for length and difficulty. You pass by two lakes, both of which are swimmable. Be aware of bears!! We had a couple on the path but no encounters. We brought our children 12, 11 and 8. And they did about 7km of the hike and really enjoyed themselves. Lots of bugs and a bit overgrown.

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Dan Rodger
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HikingBugs
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Did this with my spouse and two dogs. Great way to spend an afternoon out in the woods. This particular loop is mostly forested and a good mix of sun/shade. Expect a fair bit of up and downs but no really heavy climbs or descents. We did it towards the end of July and the mosquitoes were bad. Didn’t see anyone out hiking, did run into several people out mountain biking (which these trails are also used for). Best to try to listen for them coming and move aside. Made a bit of a detour from the route and stopped down at Cedar Lake #2 to have a rest and let the dogs swim (no dogs allowed at Cedar Lake #1, no problem, I’ll hike to the quieter more private one). I would highly recommend as it’s not far off the intended route and it’s gorgeous. Pictures provided. Great loop and would do it again, however, Moonraker in general is tremendous and has so much to offer that when I do return I’ll most likely try something completely new.

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Mike Williams
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Hiking
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Steffi Müller
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Hiking