21 miles
3,139 ft
-3,733 ft
1 miles
High Point

The grand and classic Cronin Pass. Located with Babine Mountains Provincial Park this amazing route will take you into the grand alpine. A bit of a slog at the beginning with unknown amounts of vegetation (it grows thick and quick in there) may make it hard to get through, but its worth it. Keep pedaling to the alpine before dropping into Silver King basin. Choose to stay a night at the log cabin (thanks BC Parks) or keep on riding down to Driftwood Road parking lot.

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Trails in Route


  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bikepacking
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  • Direction
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More Stats for Cronin Pass mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -594 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,733 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,326 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,733 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Icy
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  • Stairs Stairs
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  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      Cronin Pass
      Jul 2, 2020 @ 9:24am
      Jul 2, 2020
      First 8km are overgrown but still rideable. At the first trail junction (Higgins Creek), trail climbs and becomes seriously overgrown, wet, mossy and becomes more of a hike a bike up until the alpine is reached. Trail almost disapears near the old mine site. It was definitely too early to ride this in the alpine, as the downhill sections of the trail were still covered in snow patches and could not get any good flow. The views were amazing, I could see this trail being fun later in the summer! I would recommend riding in from the Cabin side and stopping before the mega downhill out of the alpine, at least until the lower trail is cleared!
      Silver King Basin
      Jun 2, 2020 @ 1:45pm
      Jun 2, 2020
      Snow line is constantly pulling back up and into the hills, but the SMBA's knowledge the BC Parks crew has cleared the trail for bike, hike and horse use. Enjoy and feel free to report any downed trees via TrailForks. The Mount Cronin alpine sections remain closed for bike use at this time, impassable because of snow. reporter
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