21.4 miles
3,193 ft
-3,787 ft
1 mile
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.

Detailed Description
Cronin Pass is a 21 mile moderately popular expert route located near Smithers British Columbia. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 2 trails. This route climbs 3,193 ft with a max elevation of 5,987 ft then descends -3,787 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bikepacking
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
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More Stats for Cronin Pass mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -595 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,732 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,327 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,733 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    12 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Silver King Basin
Sep 3, 2023 @ 10:18pm
Sep 3, 2023
all is good. waaaaay better then hiking. 1hr of riding gets you into some amazing areas. if you can MTB you can pedal the entire way.
Cronin Pass
Sep 2, 2022 @ 9:58am
Sep 2, 2022
Trailhead to creek is a mudfest with long crass/stinging nettles, then after creek many extended sections of trail are unrideable due to deep mud and overgrown small trees (alders?). I doubt I'll ride this again unless there's a lot of work done.
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  • By wildmckay SMBA BVCC BBSS & contributors
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