10 miles
Distance
3,495 ft
Climb
-1,612 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

There is no designated campsite this night. You are allowed to camp in the backcountry but please respect the environment and practice no impact camping. Pack out what you pack in.

This is the second day of the Backcountry Adventure South Chilcotin trip. After waking up at Hummingbird Lake, make your way to the north end of Spruce Lake to pick up your additional gear (if you decided to do a gear drop). Enjoy the lake and let the heat of the day burn off before making your way up High Trail. Find somewhere to setup camp just below the alpine and Windy Pass.

Windy Pass is a spectacular place to take in the sunset, so if you have extra energy, make your way up to the viewpoint after setting up camp!

Expect this route to take 4-6 hours given how much time is spent at Spruce Lake and hiking your bike up some STEEP sections of High Trail.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bikepacking
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Backcountry Adventure - Chilcotins Day 2 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    1,883 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,747 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,954 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,836 ft
  • Grade
    3.519%
  • Grade max
    -40.858%
  • Grade min
    40.175%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,355 ft
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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Mountain Biking in BC's Chilcotins
Mountain Biking in BC's Chilcotins
trail: High Trail
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Landing on Spruce Lake
Landing on Spruce Lake
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Sep 8, 2015
5 bikes and 5 riders getting shuttled from Tyax Resort to Spruce lake

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Lower Grasslands Trail
Aug 20, 2018 @ 3:59pm
Aug 20, 2018
Trail is great. There is a second turn off past the camp, make sure you take the left fork or you will end up at the bottom of the Spruce Lake Trail and you will have to hike-a-bike back up to camp. reporter
Spruce Lake West Trail
Aug 20, 2018 @ 3:57pm
Aug 20, 2018
Trail was great. There was a rope tied across a tree at head height. This trail is on private property so maybe people aren't welcome. We turned around. reporter
Mid Gun Creek Trail (Deer to Spruce)
Aug 14, 2018 @ 10:15pm
Aug 14, 2018
beautiful
High Trail
Aug 5, 2018 @ 3:36pm
Aug 5, 2018
Recent rains made for perfect dirt on Aug 4
Spruce Lake Main
Jul 9, 2018 @ 3:44pm
Jul 9, 2018
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