33.0 miles
Distance
5,000 ft
Climb
-5,376 ft
Descent
1 mile
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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More Stats for Taylor Basin, Windy Pass, Gun Creek - Chilcotins, BC mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,754 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,743 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,366 ft
  • Grade
    -0.2%
  • Grade max
    -103.5%
  • Grade min
    69.1%
  • Distance climb
    14 miles
  • Distance down
    18 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,180 ft
Avg: 5 (3 votes)
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Lower Gun Creek Trail (Jewel to Spruce)
Sep 25, 2021 @ 11:33am
Sep 25, 2021
A few trees across trail but no problem to get over or around great trai
Gun Meadows
Sep 11, 2021 @ 1:23pm
Sep 11, 2021
Taylor Creek Trail
Sep 11, 2021 @ 11:39am
Sep 11, 2021
Phenomenal climb trail that steadily gets you to sub-apline, no issues with mud at all really.
High Trail
Aug 18, 2021 @ 2:12pm
Aug 18, 2021
A 700 meter section of this trail has been deactivated on the east side of Pearson Pass. The trail now connects to High Trail South at the top of the ridge so there is one trail to the pass in this area. The old trail section is being rehabilitated, so please try and stay off.
Gun Creek Rd
Aug 27, 2020 @ 1:22pm
Aug 27, 2020
Great conditions overall with a few small spots of mud
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