49.4 miles
Distance
8,316 ft
Climb
-11,308 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Float Plane drop at Lorna Lake...

Detailed Description
Chilcotin Epic From Lorna is a 49 mile less popular expert route located near Big Creek Provincial Park British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a extreme overall physical rating. This route includes 25 trails. This route climbs 8,316 ft with a max elevation of 7,487 ft then descends -11,308 ft.
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44 Reviews & Comments

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TheDeadSailor (Oct 12, 2022 at 19:37)
Easy to access from Taylor. The descent is pretty underwhelming. It’s fun, but you never really get flowing. Lots of trees down and a bit overgrown once back under tree line. The last few minutes of the descent are quite good.
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TheDeadSailor (Oct 12, 2022 at 19:37)
Easy to access from Taylor. The descent is pretty underwhelming. It’s fun, but you never really get flowing. Lots of trees down and a bit overgrown once back under tree line. The last few minutes of the descent are quite good.
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garrettmacintosh32 (Sep 23, 2022 at 15:41)
Top was sick! Blowdown area had a ton of trees down. Middle section after the blowdown area before the last climb was traversing across a creek 5 times and walking through mud pits for 5-10 minutes. It was annoying, but the last decent was great and definitely worth it!
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garrettmacintosh32 (Sep 23, 2022 at 15:41)
Top was sick! Blowdown area had a ton of trees down. Middle section after the blowdown area before the last climb was traversing across a creek 5 times and walking through mud pits for 5-10 minutes. It was annoying, but the last decent was great and definitely worth it!
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FvQ4o3A (Sep 13, 2022 at 22:21)
Not rideable. Tens of fallen trees in various configurations. If you want to practice lifting your bike over, under, around trees - best opportunity.
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derekr (Aug 23, 2022 at 13:06)
Easy going trail that heads through a scenic valley!
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derekr (Aug 23, 2022 at 13:04)
Easy going and fun trail!
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derekr (Aug 23, 2022 at 13:04)
Easy going and fun trail!
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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 17:00)
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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Scottrosebiz (Jul 27, 2021 at 17:56)
Dry*
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Scottrosebiz (Jul 27, 2021 at 17:56)
Dry*
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Scottrosebiz (Jul 27, 2021 at 17:55)
Extremely currently, there are better routes out given how do it is IMHO

10+ trees down along route
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Scottrosebiz (Jul 27, 2021 at 17:55)
Extremely currently, there are better routes out given how do it is IMHO

10+ trees down along route
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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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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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stevestorey (Jul 30, 2019 at 12:28)
Trail Relay Col
Just got back from here. Running well but as described it’s more of a route than a trail. We had trouble finding the trailfrom the last pass. Ended up traversing across until we find it. Looks like the downhill section starts above the pass. At least that’s what think after we did find the trail part way down.
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stevestorey (Jul 30, 2019 at 12:28)
Trail Relay Col
Just got back from here. Running well but as described it’s more of a route than a trail. We had trouble finding the trailfrom the last pass. Ended up traversing across until we find it. Looks like the downhill section starts above the pass. At least that’s what think after we did find the trail part way down.
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CraigHinCA (Aug 5, 2019 at 17:28)
Trail Relay Col
Thanks for the info, due to weather we didn't make it there as planned. Have to do it next trip.
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CraigHinCA (Aug 5, 2019 at 17:28)
Trail Relay Col
Thanks for the info, due to weather we didn't make it there as planned. Have to do it next trip.
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CraigHinCA (Jul 19, 2019 at 11:05)
Trail Relay Col
Any trail reports for the 2019 summer season?
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CraigHinCA (Jul 19, 2019 at 11:05)
Trail Relay Col
Any trail reports for the 2019 summer season?
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CraigHinCA (Jul 19, 2019 at 11:04)
Any trail reports for the 2019 summer season?
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CraigHinCA (Jul 19, 2019 at 11:04)
Any trail reports for the 2019 summer season?
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derekr (Jan 4, 2019 at 2:56)
Lots of hike-a-bike travelling up this trail. I would suggest continuing up Taylor and take Pearson Trail if you are headed toward Ridge-o-rama area. Very scenic area!
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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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emeraldhouse (Aug 15, 2017 at 7:50)
Not bad in the dry, but would think twice early season or if its significantly wet. Clear of deadfall and trail well beaten by horse traffic. lots of overgrown buckleberry in the meadow so wear knee high socks and full sleeve jersey. Very scenic and an easy way into Bear Paw via Manson Creek from Relay Rd. @ 5-6hrs from drop off to Bear Paw
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CraigHinCA (Aug 10, 2015 at 10:38)
The GPS track does not show the best route through the rock fall section on Fortress Ridge. You need to descend below the rock fall to the big rock out-croppings below the ponds. You'll find a well defined trail there.
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CraigHinCA (Aug 10, 2015 at 10:38)
The GPS track does not show the best route through the rock fall section on Fortress Ridge. You need to descend below the rock fall to the big rock out-croppings below the ponds. You'll find a well defined trail there.
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Gplayfair BRVCA (Aug 12, 2015 at 8:42)
Thanks for the update, Craig. If you have a more accurate GPS, feel free to log it. I've never proofed this track, but know the trail and the ponds.
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Gplayfair BRVCA (Aug 12, 2015 at 8:42)
Thanks for the update, Craig. If you have a more accurate GPS, feel free to log it. I've never proofed this track, but know the trail and the ponds.
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CraigHinCA (Aug 12, 2015 at 8:52)
The track posted here is the best one I have. I just haven't found the best route through the rock fall section, down the hill, to the rock outcroppings.
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CraigHinCA (Aug 12, 2015 at 8:52)
The track posted here is the best one I have. I just haven't found the best route through the rock fall section, down the hill, to the rock outcroppings.
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CraigHinCA (Aug 4, 2015 at 14:25)
The GPS track for this trail shows a intersection point with Little Paradise Creek trail a little too high. The actual intersection is lower, at a similar elevation to the trail farther on.
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Gplayfair BRVCA (Aug 12, 2015 at 8:47)
And, depending on the year, this junction can be vague. Do a walk about if needed, the trail in all directions will become defined.
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CraigHinCA (Aug 12, 2015 at 8:55)
2 weeks ago we had to use our Mantracker skills to look for tracked grass turning off the trail towards the pass. I can upload a better track when I get I get some time time this fall.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bikepacking
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for Chilcotin Epic From Lorna mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,993 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,350 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,344 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,350 ft
  • Grade
    -1.1%
  • Grade max
    -104.8%
  • Grade min
    90.6%
  • Distance climb
    23 miles
  • Distance down
    26 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,977 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Relay Col
Sep 7, 2022 @ 10:50pm
Sep 7, 2022
Slow moving trail at times. Easy to navigate. Saw a grizzly with two cubs hunting marmots around halfway. It later worked its way to Manson. They walked right through someones camp at the top of manson and didnt even acknowledge their bags.
Castle Pass Trail
Sep 7, 2022 @ 10:45pm
Sep 7, 2022
Great condition. Water sources everywhere. Saw a black wolf at the top of castle pass.
Paradise Creek Trail
Sep 7, 2022 @ 10:44pm
Sep 7, 2022
Trail clear. Once the road portion ends, this trail is mostly a hike-a-bike until relay col. slow moving. Overall dry except for some muddy patches. Water sources everywhere along the way. Dont bother carrying more than a bottle.
Lower Tyaughton Creek Trail - WD to Castle Junction
Aug 29, 2022 @ 12:29pm
Aug 29, 2022
Suffering, sorrow, and probably 100 fallen trees. don't go; thank me later
Pearson Trail
Aug 22, 2022 @ 11:09am
Aug 22, 2022
Dry, good shape. Serious climb. Awesome views. Did not see a soul.
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