The best place to start a trip to divide lake or CN Trail without a doubt is at the gate just off timberline rd. We left the gate and it was a bit of an uphill start and continued to the divide lake-old cntrail intersection then proceeded down about 4km to the main parking lot then back along the road back up to where we parked. In all we traveled about 9km for about 3hours including lunch. Half the trip down from the divide – oldcntrail intersection was real nice, single track, easy, 3rd quarter was a bit more technical and the last quarter we mostly walked the bikes down, very steep and beyond our abilities. Over all it was a nice round trip.