21 miles
Distance
3,153 ft
Climb
-4,956 ft
Descent
5,260 ft
High Point

This route starts with a float plane ride from Tyax to Spruce Lake. The flight alone is worth the trip, but this is just the beginning.

After putting bikes together, head around the lake and start the decent through the meadows, and into the forest. This is a roller coaster ride, not a downhill track. Expect to work a bit, and keep eyes open for uphill traffic, with four legs or two, as well as riders.

The route great introduction to the Spruce Lake region. Mind-blowing flowers in the spring. Remember, your in a Provincial Park: don't pick flowers, share the trail, give way to all others, a say "Hi" to people you meet.

There are no easy outs, so be prepared to do your own repairs, both to bike and self. There is also little trail maintenance out here, so be prepared to give back: pack a folding saw, and don't be afraid to use it. Ride don't slide, your mother isn''t coming back to fix the corners!

Local Trail Association
Bridge River Valley Community Association (www.bridgerivervalley.ca)
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Spruce Lake to Tyax via Gun Crk mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -1,804 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,740 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,139 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,335 ft
  • Grade
    -1.613%
  • Grade max
    -58.718%
  • Grade min
    60.88%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    12 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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      Day 3 Spruce lake back to Carpenter lake Rd
      Day 3 Spruce lake back to Carpenter lake Rd
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      Day 2 MTB High Trail to Spruce Lake
      Day 2 MTB High Trail to Spruce Lake
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      Sep 4, 2019
      Day 1  MTB Lower Gun Creek to Spruce lake
      Day 1 MTB Lower Gun Creek to Spruce lake
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      Sep 4, 2019

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