15 miles
Distance
4,040 ft
Climb
-4,423 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Make sure you always travel with a paper map when riding in the Chilcotins as you should not rely on battery powered devices solely for navigation in remote areas. If you are unsure about your navigation skills you can also hire a guide.

This is one of the classic routes in the Chilcotins. The parking for the ride is located off the Tyaughton Lake Road and a few kilometers up a secondary forest service road. It is confusing so follow your GPS or map to get to the trail head and parking.

We have marked the trail head a bit beyond where you will likely park (although you can park at this trail head GPS starting point - you need a good 4x4 to get right up to this point). It seems that that GPS track is a bit wonkey on Trailforks for this trailhead and you will be turning left and climbing up at the point we have marked as the start of the ride - this might not make sense now, but it will when you are standing at the starting point.

You then climb the up into the Taylor Basin. A good place for a quick recharge is the old cabin on your left just a half kilometer before the Camel Pass Trail. Another awesome place for a rest or lunch is the top of Camel Pass... but it is often quite windy up there.

Descend down to the High Trail and follow it along until you see Molly Dog on your right. Turn left at Pearson Bench then ride Frieburg Trail right to the Tyax Lodge. Congrats you did it. Now go for a swim in the lake!

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Taylor, Camel Pass, Mollydog - Chilcotin, BC - RideSpots.com mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,353 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,735 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,353 ft
  • Grade
    -0.467%
  • Grade max
    -35.895%
  • Grade min
    32.067%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,087 ft
Avg: 5 (3 votes)
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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Camel Pass Trail
Aug 14, 2018 @ 10:20pm
Aug 14, 2018
im not a geologist, but this has some cool ass rocks
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
Pearson Bench
Jul 9, 2018 @ 3:43pm
Jul 9, 2018
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Pepper Dog
Jul 9, 2018 @ 3:43pm
Jul 9, 2018
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