21.2 miles
Distance
1,904 ft
Climb
-3,719 ft
Descent
5,259 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!

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  • 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
    -1,816 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,741 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,153 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,337 ft
  • Grade
    -1.6%
  • Grade max
    -54.6%
  • Grade min
    41.7%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Lower Gun Creek Trail (Gun Crk Rd to Jewel)
Sep 25, 2021 @ 11:33am
Sep 25, 2021
A few trees across trail but no problem to get over or around. Great trail.
Gun Meadows
Sep 11, 2021 @ 1:23pm
Sep 11, 2021
Spruce Lake Main
Sep 5, 2021 @ 5:09pm
Sep 5, 2021
couple of wet spots but overall excellent
Gun Creek Rd
Aug 27, 2020 @ 1:22pm
Aug 27, 2020
Great conditions overall with a few small spots of mud
Spruce Dock Loop
Jun 16, 2020 @ 10:23am
Jun 16, 2020
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