33 miles
Distance
6,555 ft
Climb
-6,890 ft
Descent
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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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
    -0.192%
  • Grade max
    -46.57%
  • Grade min
    41.151%
  • Distance climb
    15 miles
  • Distance down
    17 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,264 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Gun Meadows
      Sep 28, 2018 @ 9:26am
      Sep 28, 2018
      Incredible conditions just a few puddles but tacky overall with great grip
      Lower Gun Creek Trail (Jewel to Spruce)
      Aug 21, 2018 @ 11:49am
      Aug 21, 2018
      Trail is dry and loose. Few trees down. reporter
      High Trail
      Aug 5, 2018 @ 3:36pm
      Aug 5, 2018
      Recent rains made for perfect dirt on Aug 4
      Taylor Creek Trail
      Aug 5, 2018 @ 10:39am
      Aug 5, 2018
      Recent rains made for perfect dirt. Muddy and wet down low and nice and tacky up high
      Tyaughton Lake Road
      Jul 9, 2018 @ 3:43pm
      Jul 9, 2018
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