49.1 miles
8,065 ft
-11,052 ft
1 mile
High Point

Back country cabins must be booked through Tyax Adventures and are not available without booking ahead of time.

The ultimate multi day riding adventure for the serious mountain biker. Lorna Lake to Tyax Lodge. A float plane accessed 3 day riding adventure with stays in Tyax Adventures back country camps. You can do this fully guided or you can do it self guided. You will ride approximately 80 kilometers over three days and see some of the very best terrain in the Chilcotin area. You will stay at the Bear Paw and the Spruce Camps both of which are situated in unbelievable wilderness locations, these camps even have camp hosts who can prepare all of your meals so you can relax after long days in the saddle. We have done this trip in the past and it is THE adventure that keeps us coming back year after year and possibly one of our fondest mountain bike memories. Put this one on your bucket list

Detailed Description
3 Day Chilcotin riding adventure with back country camp stays - RideSpots.com is a 49 mile popular expert route located near South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 17 trails. This route climbs 8,065 ft with a max elevation of 7,615 ft then descends -11,052 ft.
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20 Reviews & Comments

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derekr (Aug 23, 2022 at 13:06)
Easy going trail that heads through a scenic valley!
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derekr (Aug 23, 2022 at 13:04)
Easy going and fun trail!
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jaspermountainman VARDA (Sep 5, 2021 at 17:31)
Trail High Trail
Excellent trail. Expect some hike a bike sections (rated black with 900m+ elevation gain) but it's worth it. Super fun as part of a descent from Windy Pass and also excellent as a through route from Spruce Lake out to the road. In hindsight I would have taken Pepper Dog and Molly Dog to get a bit more single track rather than taking High trail to the end as it burns a ton of elevation on the double track out but that was still fast and fun and a little spicy.
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jaspermountainman VARDA (Sep 5, 2021 at 17:18)
Great trail, definitely techy for a blue rating however all the black trails in the area seem to require some hike-a-bike which this trail does not if you're a strong rider so blue probably fits?... certainly more technical than other blues (i.e.Taylor creek or Spruce Lake main). After you complete a creek crossing take a moment to look to see if there is another creek crossing 10 meters around the corner before you gear up or you'll end up taking your shoes on and off several times for no reason
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chadopia (Jul 22, 2021 at 9:02)
Trail High Trail
So this trail is absolutly amazing and stunning, highly recommend with a bike ;0) be prepaired for a few hike-a-bike sections we did it with full bike packs etc. It will push most of you. But sooo worth it. And way easier than dear pass. Lots of griz tracks so make your weird human noises to keep them aware of you. Super fun descents all over the place.
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murdoch50 (Jul 19, 2021 at 13:07)
Easy riding both directions, well cleared and brushed. Technical "janky" rock sections near the bottom.
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murdoch50 (Jul 19, 2021 at 13:00)
The statistics for this trail are imposing, elevation gain, length and pitch are scary. but ultimately it has many very rideable section up to right near the top. A few good rest / camp spots on the way up too. Very clear with no issues crossing side streams. A few wet spots but nothing out of the ordinary. Downhill is excellent, with great views, flow at the top, and gets increasingly technical toward the bottom.
  • + 1
murdoch50 (Jul 19, 2021 at 12:56)
Ride up out of Bear Paw Camp was very reasonable, a few steep pitches but mostly rideable to the high point, super chill flow back down to the main trail
  • - 1
ForemanYVR (Sep 11, 2020 at 18:28)
Trail High Trail
This is a push for what will feel like an eternity. It will not end, and when you think it’s over, it’s not. This isn’t a bike trail and a warning should be posted at the bottom. You’ve been warned. I seriously thought I was going to die. I’ve never been so destroyed, by the tome we made it to the bottom, in the pitch black I felt like that gumby dude you see at the end of a marathon, muscles seizing, delusional and exhausted beyond comprehension. We ran out of water near the top and thankfully made out way over to melting glacier and managed to fill our water bladders with silty runoff that seemed to make me more thirsty. Don’t forget the grizzly tailing our ass. To summarize, do not attempt this on a bike.
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derekr (Aug 28, 2020 at 11:33)
Super fun to descend! Highly recommend!
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derekr (Aug 28, 2020 at 11:26)
Rode this one North to South and it was a blast! The initial alpine meadow going down was low grade and a lot of fun to rip down. I recommend doing this one North to South.
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derekr (Aug 13, 2020 at 7:49)
I wouldn't call this a green descent as that would imply a beginner trail... it's a solid blue. Some pretty steep technical sections.
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gregmowat (Aug 10, 2020 at 19:07)
After the climb getting to trailhead this trail makes it all worth it. It has some of everything, twisty flowy meadows, tight steep turns, and goes on and on.
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PWinter (Jul 30, 2020 at 14:49)
Trail High Trail
Very steep(!) bike push up from Spruce Lake to Windy Pass. Beautiful views. Drop down into the valley, nothing too difficult. We elected to take Taylor Cr-Pearson-Camel Pass to rejoin High Trail. Not sure if that's a good alternative or not (lots of pushing) but great landscape and views. Rest of High Trail down was pretty standard single track with last few k on wide track. Adventure!
  • + 1
CraigHinCA (Jul 19, 2019 at 11:04)
Any trail reports for the 2019 summer season?
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bramski (Jul 17, 2019 at 22:10)
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flipfantasia WORCA (Jun 28, 2018 at 7:57)
This trail is way more black than blue. While it doesn't have the elevation gain and loss of other area trails it is rooty, rocky, technical, and typically with many muddy and boggy sections, especially in early summer. It also features several significant river crossing, especially during times of high flow, use caution.
  • + 0
kevinkennett (May 23, 2018 at 7:37)
Trail High Trail
Riding this in July! Can't wait!
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jennifergibson (Sep 1, 2014 at 19:37)
Great up-track--in perfect condition as of last week. This trail should be rated a green/blue descent (not black) and blue ascent.
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More Stats for 3 Day Chilcotin riding adventure with back country camp stays - RideSpots.com mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,989 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,361 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,349 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,360 ft
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  • Distance climb
    21 miles
  • Distance down
    27 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Pearson Bench
Oct 16, 2022 @ 10:03pm
Oct 16, 2022
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Oct 16, 2022 @ 9:59pm
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Sep 6, 2022 @ 12:07pm
Sep 6, 2022
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Aug 23, 2022 @ 8:47am
Aug 23, 2022
There is a tree down within sight of the gun meadows trail junction. The trail from that point till spruce lake trail is overgrown.
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