3 miles
Distance
199 ft
Climb
-1,107 ft
Descent
01:19:42
Avg time

Elbow Pass Details

  • Riding Area
    Big Creek Provincial Park
    British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Wilderness Trail
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #6373 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

River crossing can be problematic during periods of high water. Trail can be tough to follow in lower forest and through marsh near Big Creek.

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Elbow Pass bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -908 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,085 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,119 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,010 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,103 ft
  • Grade
    -6.537%
  • Grade max
    -41.728%
  • Grade min
    22.162%
  • Distance climb
    3,806 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,423 ft
  • Avg time
    01:19:42
  • Avg reverse time
    01:58:27
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Status:
on Aug 7, 2018
Variable
Avg: 5 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Directions to elbow-pass trailhead (51.137060, -123.116560)
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      Elbow Pass Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Aug 7, 2018 @ 4:18pm
      Aug 7, 2018
      Aug.3: With the low level of Big Creek both sides of the crossing are muddy, water shoes are a good choice. There is a chainsaw sized tree down...
      Jul 9, 2018 @ 3:46pm
      Jul 9, 2018
      reporter Trail brushed of blowdown and sightlines improved, curtesy of Tyax Adventures
      Jul 9, 2018 @ 3:44pm
      Jul 9, 2018
      reporter
      Sep 30, 2017 @ 6:04pm
      Sep 30, 2017
      reporter recent rains are making for dust free trails, some snow in the high passes
      Sep 30, 2017 @ 5:59pm
      Sep 30, 2017
      reporter After a long summer closure, Big Creek is again open
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      Jan 18, 2017 @ 9:22am
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      Aug 10, 2016 @ 9:49am
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      Nov 15, 2015 @ 2:47pm
      Nov 15, 2015
      Elbow Pass, Squamish

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag CraigHinCA (Aug 4, 2016 at 13:36)
       Pro tip: Make sure you pick up the trail on the East shore of Big Creek after you cross. Bushwhacking through the swamps, ponds, meadows and tree belts below the pass can take hours and burn up a ton of energy. Make sure you have a good GPS track of the actual trail.
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