33.0 miles
Distance
6,555 ft
Climb
-6,890 ft
Descent
1.4 miles
High Point

Windy Pass is a mighty epic. Plan on being out all day and make sure you get an early start. You will climb up Taylor Basin and your high point is Windy Pass, which is an awesome place for a meal break. From here on the ride is mostly downhill… but the ride out along the Gun Creek Trail can be shattering on tired legs as there are loads of short steep climbs and flat traverses. You might strongly consider parking a retrieval vehicle at the junction of Gun Creek Road and Tyaughton Lake Road as the final few kilometers back up to Tyax Lodge are steep and by the time you get there you are beyond tired.

This is an incredible epic ride with jaw dropping views and incredible single track.

The descent down to Spruce Lake from Windy Pass has been getting a bit eroded in the past few years so be careful in some of the troughs that have developed.

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Taylor Basin, Windy Pass, Gun Creek - Chilcotins, BC mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,740 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,728 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,393 ft
  • Grade
    -0.192%
  • Grade max
    -46.57%
  • Grade min
    41.151%
  • Distance climb
    14.8 miles
  • Distance down
    17.4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,264 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Lower Gun Creek Trail (Jewel to Spruce)
Jul 5, 2016 @ 11:04pm
Jul 5, 2016
Running smooth after a bit of rain over the long weekend. Very little deadfall past spruce lake
Taylor Creek Trail
Jun 30, 2016 @ 10:13pm
Jun 30, 2016
Clear of snow now to Taylor Cabin and beyond to Camels Pass-route to Eldorado Pass looked clear from afar also. Running water on trail at points.
High Trail
Jun 29, 2016 @ 7:57pm
Jun 29, 2016
Windy Pass is clear other than a couple snow patches near the top. A few downed trees towards the bottom the climb. The rest of the trail is also pretty much snow clear to the High Trail mining road. Some deadfall to deal with right before Cabin Pass. As expected some wet sections are encountered throughout...
Gun Meadows
Jun 24, 2016 @ 6:00pm
Jun 24, 2016
Balsam root is pretty much done but the lupins and paintbrush are still nice and showy. Descent is lots of fun with great views.
Gun Creek Rd
May 1, 2016 @ 11:48am
May 1, 2016
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