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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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • 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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      Day 3 Spruce lake back to Carpenter lake Rd
      Day 3 Spruce lake back to Carpenter lake Rd
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      Sep 4, 2019
      Day 1  MTB Lower Gun Creek to Spruce lake
      Day 1 MTB Lower Gun Creek to Spruce lake
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      Sep 4, 2019

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