10.8 miles
Distance
909 ft
Climb
-1,510 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

rrooute going from Tyax Bear Paw camp down Tyaughton Creek to Spruce Lake camp

Detailed Description
Bear Paw Camp to Spruce Camp is a 11 mile intermediate route located near Big Creek Provincial Park British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 3 trails. This route climbs 909 ft with a max elevation of 5,751 ft then descends -1,510 ft.
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5 Reviews & Comments

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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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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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jaspermountainman VARDA (Sep 5, 2021 at 17:11)
Trail WD Trail
Fun trail when riding north from Spruce Lake a few mildly techy bits to keep things interesting.
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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.
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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.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bikepacking
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Bear Paw Camp to Spruce Camp mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -601 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,889 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,751 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,151 ft
  • Grade
    -1.1%
  • Grade max
    -24.9%
  • Grade min
    28.6%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,284 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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WD Trail
Aug 19, 2022 @ 8:52am
Aug 19, 2022
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail
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).
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