15.5 miles
Distance
4,040 ft
Climb
-4,423 ft
Descent
1.3 miles
High Point

Make sure you always travel with a paper map when riding in the Chilcotins as you should not rely on battery powered devices solely for navigation in remote areas. If you are unsure about your navigation skills you can also hire a guide.

This is one of the classic routes in the Chilcotins. The parking for the ride is located off the Tyaughton Lake Road and a few kilometers up a secondary forest service road. It is confusing so follow your GPS or map to get to the trail head and parking.

We have marked the trail head a bit beyond where you will likely park (although you can park at this trail head GPS starting point - you need a good 4x4 to get right up to this point). It seems that that GPS track is a bit wonkey on Trailforks for this trailhead and you will be turning left and climbing up at the point we have marked as the start of the ride - this might not make sense now, but it will when you are standing at the starting point.

You then climb the up into the Taylor Basin. A good place for a quick recharge is the old cabin on your left just a half kilometer before the Camel Pass Trail. Another awesome place for a rest or lunch is the top of Camel Pass... but it is often quite windy up there.

Descend down to the High Trail and follow it along until you see Molly Dog on your right. Turn left at Pearson Bench then ride Frieburg Trail right to the Tyax Lodge. Congrats you did it. Now go for a swim in the lake!

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Trails in Route

Taylor Creek Trail7.2 miles
Camel Pass Trail1.7 miles
High Trail1.8 miles
Molly Dog1.3 miles
Pepper Dog4,865 ft
Ken's Trail2,103 ft
Pearson Bench4,167 ft
Frieberg Trail1.4 miles

Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Taylor, Camel Pass, Mollydog - Chilcotin, BC - RideSpots.com mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,353 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,735 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,353 ft
  • Grade
    -0.467%
  • Grade max
    -35.895%
  • Grade min
    32.067%
  • Distance climb
    8.7 miles
  • Distance down
    6.6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,087 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Camel Pass Trail
Jul 4, 2016 @ 7:42pm
Jul 4, 2016
Just a couple small patches of snow, which should melt out soon. reporter
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...
Molly Dog
Jun 29, 2016 @ 3:44pm
Jun 29, 2016
Took down 2 of 4 trees on trail today. Other 2 neef a chainsaw
Frieberg Trail
May 23, 2016 @ 4:31pm
May 23, 2016
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