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 AssociationBridge River Valley Community Association (www.bridgerivervalley.ca)
Trails in Route
Route TypePoint to Point
Bike typeAM, XC
More Stats for Spruce Lake to Tyax via Gun Crk mountain bike route
Altitude change-1,804 ft
Altitude min2,740 ft
Altitude start5,139 ft
Altitude end3,335 ft
Distance climb8 miles
Distance down12 miles
Distance flat1 miles
- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Recent Trail Reports Along Route
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