21 miles
Distance
3,139 ft
Climb
-3,733 ft
Descent
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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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bikepacking
    Yes
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
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
    -0.5%
  • Grade max
    -58.2%
  • Grade min
    69.8%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Cronin Pass
      Aug 16, 2019 @ 6:19pm
      Aug 16, 2019
      After the creek crossing (at about 10k) the trail is muddy and overgrown with alder. We were able to ride through it but just. It clears up about 1k after the mine site. The alpine views are indeed splendid and totally worth the effort.
      Silver King Basin
      Aug 1, 2019 @ 9:43am
      Aug 1, 2019
      The trail is free of snow!
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