33 miles
6,555 ft
-6,890 ft
1 miles
High Point

Windy Pass is a mighty epic. Plan on being out all day and make sure you get an early start. You will climb up Taylor Basin and your high point is Windy Pass, which is an awesome place for a meal break. From here on the ride is mostly downhill… but the ride out along the Gun Creek Trail can be shattering on tired legs as there are loads of short steep climbs and flat traverses. You might strongly consider parking a retrieval vehicle at the junction of Gun Creek Road and Tyaughton Lake Road as the final few kilometers back up to Tyax Lodge are steep and by the time you get there you are beyond tired.

This is an incredible epic ride with jaw dropping views and incredible single track.

The descent down to Spruce Lake from Windy Pass has been getting a bit eroded in the past few years so be careful in some of the troughs that have developed.

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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Taylor Basin, Windy Pass, Gun Creek - Chilcotins, BC mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,740 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,728 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,393 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    15 miles
  • Distance down
    17 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,264 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Gun Creek Singletrack
Gun Creek Singletrack
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Sep 7, 2015
Flowing trail
Gun Meadows Trail
Gun Meadows Trail
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Sep 7, 2015
Following Colleen down some fun singletrack

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

High Trail
Aug 26, 2017 @ 6:04pm
Aug 26, 2017
Rode windy pass to spruce lake after climbing up taylor basin and the descent was good to go! Steep at times and fun
Lower Gun Creek Trail (Jewel to Spruce)
Aug 4, 2017 @ 3:33pm
Aug 4, 2017
Dry, dusty, summer conditions. Caution on powdery corners. reporter
Taylor Creek Trail
Aug 4, 2017 @ 3:32pm
Aug 4, 2017
Dry, dusty, summer conditions. Caution on corners, the bank may be powder. reporter
Tyaughton Lake Road
Aug 4, 2017 @ 3:32pm
Aug 4, 2017
Dry, dusty, summer conditions. reporter
Gun Creek Rd
Aug 4, 2017 @ 3:32pm
Aug 4, 2017
Dry, dusty, summer conditions. reporter
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