5 miles
Distance
600 ft
Climb
-3,248 ft
Descent
01:56:25
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Castle Pass Trail

Castle Pass Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park
    Gold Bridge, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Wilderness Trail
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Summer only
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

Trail has been reactivated through the efforts of some dedicated individuals. Be aware that much of this trail is in a Provincial Park, so please, DO NOT freeride scree slopes and retain the right to visit again in years to come.

As with all BC Parks trails, ride this trail with caution and be ready to dismount for horses and give way to hikers or other riders.

NOTE: At the request of Parks, please do not post times to the leader board for this or any Parks trail. Respect this wish and help ensure the experience of riding in the South Chilcotins will be available for years to come.

Access Info

Road to Lower Tyaughton trail head is usually good, watch for fallen rock on climb after bridge at Rec. site

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Castle Pass Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,648 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,836 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,509 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,484 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,836 ft
  • Grade
    -9.679%
  • Grade max
    -44.613%
  • Grade min
    40.394%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    55 ft
  • Avg time
    01:56:25
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Status:
on Aug 11, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Style
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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to castle-pass-trail trailhead (51.084770, -122.961520)
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Castle Pass Trail Trail Reports

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Aug 11, 2018 @ 10:19pm
Aug 11, 2018
reporter there has been lots of work done on this trail to clear blowdown. Kudos to the volunteers doing trail work way out here! One section just before...
Jul 9, 2018 @ 3:44pm
Jul 9, 2018
reporter
Jul 3, 2018 @ 1:20pm
Jul 3, 2018
Trail cleared from cowboy camp/Lower Tyaughton Creek trail intersection to meadow below East tarn in sub-alpine. Old trail cleared over treed...
May 30, 2018 @ 6:56pm
May 30, 2018
reporter
Sep 30, 2017 @ 6:03pm
Sep 30, 2017
reporter recent rains are making for dust free trails. Some snow in the high passes
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Photos

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Mar 4, 2017 @ 9:17pm
Mar 4, 2017
Castle Pass Trail, Gold Bridge
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Jun 18, 2015 @ 9:58am
Jun 18, 2015
Castle Pass Trail, Gold Bridge
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Jun 18, 2015 @ 9:46am
Jun 18, 2015
Castle Pass Trail, Gold Bridge
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Jun 15, 2015 @ 1:27pm
Jun 15, 2015
Castle Pass Trail, Gold Bridge

3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag CraigHinCA (Aug 10, 2015 at 10:38)
 The GPS track does not show the best route through the rock fall section on Fortress Ridge. You need to descend below the rock fall to the big rock out-croppings below the ponds. You'll find a well defined trail there.
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  • + 1
flag Gplayfair BRVCA (Aug 12, 2015 at 8:42)
 Thanks for the update, Craig. If you have a more accurate GPS, feel free to log it. I've never proofed this track, but know the trail and the ponds.
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  • + 1
flag CraigHinCA (Aug 12, 2015 at 8:52)
 The track posted here is the best one I have. I just haven't found the best route through the rock fall section, down the hill, to the rock outcroppings.
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