15.7 miles
3,388 ft
-4,796 ft
1 mile
High Point

This is the first day of the Backcountry Adventure South Chilcotin trip. After the float plane drop on Lorna Lake you will make your way over both Lorna and Deer Pass before setting up camp on the edge of Hummingbird Lake.

Expect this route to take 4-6 hours given how much time is spent taking in the unbelievable vistas along the way.

Detailed Description
Backcountry Adventure - Chilcotins Day 1 is a 16 mile less popular intermediate route located near Big Creek Provincial Park British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 3,388 ft with a max elevation of 7,615 ft then descends -4,796 ft.
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9 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
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
  • + 2
murdoch50 (Jul 19, 2021 at 13:03)
Awesome section of trail, great rolling terrain with only a few short technical sections, great camping spots along the way. Climbs near the end to get up to the Grasslands.
  • + 2
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
murdoch50 (Jul 19, 2021 at 12:54)
Savage climb out of the gate, dry and loose makes it more difficult to get footing but ultimately pretty quick to the top. Grades ease at the top and provides for a great gateway to Tyaughton creek region
  • + 1
derekr (Aug 28, 2020 at 11:35)
Per the description, would also recommend riding east to west... very steep coming out of Lorna. Really scenic either way
  • + 1
derekr (Aug 28, 2020 at 11:33)
Super fun to descend! Highly recommend!
  • + 2
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.
  • + 2
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.


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    Mountain Bike
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    Point to Point
  • Bikepacking
  • eBike Allowed
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    AM, XC
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More Stats for Backcountry Adventure - Chilcotins Day 1 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,407 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,941 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,349 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,941 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,303 ft
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South Chilcotin Tyax Snow OTB

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Mid Gun Creek Trail (Deer to Spruce)
Aug 23, 2022 @ 8:51am
Aug 23, 2022
There are several sections of prolonged water coursing down the trail. The worst is between trigger and hummingbird lake. Several spots need some trail work with tools to fix or trail will deteriorate further. The water should be easily diverted vs running 50m straight down the trail.
Deer Pass Trail
Aug 13, 2022 @ 9:23am
Aug 13, 2022
Trail was almost in perfect condition. 1 or 2 very small patches of snow left. Easy to avoid.
Mid Tyaughton Creek Trail
Jul 20, 2022 @ 1:30pm
Jul 20, 2022
Trail is in great condition, but water levels very high right now. Use extreme caution crossing river (knee to mid-thigh deep), a rope may be helpful. Note: 4 crossings close together so don't bother drying out between them (we didn't realize this).
Lorna Pass Trail
Jul 15, 2022 @ 11:15am
Jul 15, 2022
Trail cleared by Tyax Adventures as of July 10. Deadfall has been removed and drainage work done where needed. Snow persists near the top of the pass. Stay safe, keep your head up, and have fun. Tyax Adventures Crew.
Upper Tyaughton Creek Trail
Aug 8, 2021 @ 7:47pm
Aug 8, 2021
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