64.1 miles
Distance
12,970 ft
Climb
-12,972 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Planning for the biking trip. 2 nights Spruce Lake as the base.

Detailed Description
Bogdan Chico Loop is a 64 mile less popular expert route located near Tyaughton Lake British Columbia. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 25 trails. This route climbs 12,970 ft with a max elevation of 7,615 ft then descends -12,972 ft.
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26 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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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 17:18)
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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jaspermountainman VARDA (Sep 5, 2021 at 17:00)
Once you pass the cabin and enter the alpine the views are stunning from this trail. Pretty much everything is rideable on the way up but if you have a heavy pack you're going to run out of leg and have to do some hike a bike. The gradient isn't overly steep but it is very continuous so your legs don't get many rest opportunities if you're in the saddle. Gorgeous and super fun coming down the far side of Windy Pass towards the junction with High Trail
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jaspermountainman VARDA (Sep 5, 2021 at 17:00)
Once you pass the cabin and enter the alpine the views are stunning from this trail. Pretty much everything is rideable on the way up but if you have a heavy pack you're going to run out of leg and have to do some hike a bike. The gradient isn't overly steep but it is very continuous so your legs don't get many rest opportunities if you're in the saddle. Gorgeous and super fun coming down the far side of Windy Pass towards the junction with High Trail
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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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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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murdoch50 (Jul 19, 2021 at 13:06)
Use the Lower Grasslands trail connect to the Mid Grasslands portion, not much additional climbing and mostly rideable, The benefit being to enjoy the long vista views down Jewel Creek and super fun switchbacks of the grass meadows trail.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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kevinkennett (May 23, 2018 at 7:37)
Trail High Trail
Riding this in July! Can't wait!
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  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
More Stats for Bogdan Chico Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,754 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,916 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,913 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -103.5%
  • Grade min
    78.8%
  • Distance climb
    34 miles
  • Distance down
    29 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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