12.9 miles
Distance
1,517 ft
Climb
-5,023 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

This is the third and final day of the Backcountry Adventure South Chilcotins trip. After packing up camp, make your way over Windy Pass and down High Trail. Save some energy on the climb up to Lick Creek Trail so you can fully enjoy the descent. CAUTION several downed trees on Lick Creek Trail as of Early August, so keep your head up.

Expect this route to take 4-6 hours.

Detailed Description
Backcountry Adventure - Chilcotins Day 3 is a 13 mile less popular intermediate route located near South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 16 trails. This route climbs 1,517 ft with a max elevation of 7,207 ft then descends -5,023 ft.
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14 Reviews & Comments

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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 17:31)
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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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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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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ForemanYVR (Sep 11, 2020 at 18:28)
Trail High Trail
DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS WITH A BIKE.
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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ForemanYVR (Sep 11, 2020 at 18:28)
Trail High Trail
DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS WITH A BIKE.
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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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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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!
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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!
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bramski (Jul 17, 2019 at 22:10)
Fabulous!
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bramski (Jul 17, 2019 at 22:10)
Fabulous!
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kevinkennett (May 23, 2018 at 7:37)
Trail High Trail
Riding this in July! Can't wait!
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kevinkennett (May 23, 2018 at 7:37)
Trail High Trail
Riding this in July! Can't wait!
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More Stats for Backcountry Adventure - Chilcotins Day 3 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -3,507 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,365 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,872 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,366 ft
  • Grade
    -5.2%
  • Grade max
    -57.4%
  • Grade min
    57.1%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,875 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Pearson Bench
Oct 16, 2022 @ 10:03pm
Oct 16, 2022
Drivable from Tyaughton Lake end to missing bridge at Pearson Creek. Your truck will get pinstripes though We cleared the worst offenders & 1 log.
Lick Lower
Oct 16, 2022 @ 9:59pm
Oct 16, 2022
Lower Lick cleared & brushed from Pearson Bench road to bottom end of Lick trail. 2 people for 3 hours.
Frieberg Trail
Sep 17, 2022 @ 10:02am
Sep 17, 2022
Lick Creek Trail
Sep 6, 2022 @ 12:07pm
Sep 6, 2022
Many fallen trees across the trail, at height of a rider’s head so be careful and look far ahead. But an epic trail and tacky dirt after recent rain!
High Trail
Jul 17, 2022 @ 9:15pm
Jul 17, 2022
Lots of snow on the section west of eldorado cabin, particularly north slopes. Very good in the valley below that and linking with Taylor Creek Trail.
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