21.2 miles
1,904 ft
-3,719 ft
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

Detailed Description
Spruce Lake to Tyax via Gun Crk is a 21 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 1,904 ft with a max elevation of 5,259 ft then descends -3,719 ft.
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3 Reviews & Comments

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FvQ4o3A (Sep 13, 2022 at 22:25)
Trail Gun Meadows
Beautiful scenic, easy ride. Gradually descending thru meadows and some blue features at the end steeper section.
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murdoch50 (Jul 19, 2021 at 13:08)
Easy riding trail both directions, but super fun fast route out to Jewel Creek Road.
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Gplayfair BRVCA (May 9, 2017 at 13:03)
Pedalled up from Gun Crk Rd. And hit large snow patches just below Jewel Bridge. Lots of log cutting done this winter, along with some bench work on the slide sections. Thanks!

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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
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Gun Meadows
Aug 19, 2022 @ 8:52am
Aug 19, 2022
Small tree down across trail, can navigate over or around
Spruce Lake Main
Jul 20, 2022 @ 1:35pm
Jul 20, 2022
Trail is clear of all deadfall, a few muddy patches
Lower Gun Creek Trail (Gun Crk Rd to Jewel)
Jul 9, 2022 @ 9:45am
Jul 9, 2022
Gun Creek Rd
Aug 27, 2020 @ 1:22pm
Aug 27, 2020
Great conditions overall with a few small spots of mud
Spruce Lake Dock Access
Jun 16, 2020 @ 10:23am
Jun 16, 2020
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