28.1 miles
1,331 ft
-4,062 ft
1 mile
High Point

The Warner Lake float plane drop is 'The' go to ride in the Chilcotins, it is also officially an IMBA Epic ride. Expect flowing single track and incredible views. This is a long day in the saddle so make sure that you bring lots of water, a Gore-Tex jacket, a paper map of the area, spare parts, tools, food and whatever else you like to bring on all day epic rides.

For a shorter option you can also fly into Spruce Lake. You might also want to leave a vehicle to avoid the final climb at the junction of Tayughton Lake Rd and Gun Creek Road as the final few kilometers up to the lodge can be shattering at the end of a long day in the saddle.

Detailed Description
Warner Lake Float Plane Drop is a 28 mile popular intermediate route located near South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 15 trails. This route climbs 1,331 ft with a max elevation of 6,135 ft then descends -4,062 ft.
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More Stats for Warner Lake Float Plane Drop mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -2,732 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,754 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,093 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,360 ft
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  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    19 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
Avg: 4.4 (5 votes)
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Sep 23, 2021
OTB in Snow

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Lower Gun Creek Trail (Jewel to Spruce)
Jun 17, 2022 @ 7:16pm
Jun 17, 2022
Kudos to the folk who cut all the trees.
Warner Pass Trail
Aug 28, 2021 @ 11:00am
Aug 28, 2021
Tree down
Gun Creek Rd
Aug 27, 2020 @ 1:22pm
Aug 27, 2020
Great conditions overall with a few small spots of mud
Tyaughton Lake Road
Aug 3, 2019 @ 6:27pm
Aug 3, 2019
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