2.6 miles
Distance
199 ft
Climb
-1,107 ft
Descent
01:01:49
Avg time

Elbow Pass Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Big Creek Provincial Park
    British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Wilderness Trail
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #17706 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.

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More Stats for Elbow Pass mountain bike trail 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
    01:01:49
  • Avg reverse time
    01:37:07
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Status:
on Aug 8, 2021
Variable
Avg: 5 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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      Elbow Pass Trail Reports

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      Aug 8, 2021 @ 7:42pm
      Aug 8, 2021
      No issues - a little boggy at the bottom at Big Creek but that's it.
      Jun 29, 2021 @ 10:18pm
      Jun 29, 2021
      Trail was cleared of all winter deadfall as of June 15th. Stay safe, keep your head up, and have fun. Tyax Adventures Crew.
      Jul 25, 2020 @ 9:32pm
      Jul 25, 2020
      Trail is in good shape. Almost entirely hike a bike from Big Creek.
      Jul 7, 2020 @ 7:40am
      Jul 7, 2020
      Cleared by Tyax Adventures. Some patches of snow in saddle, but can travel around/through it. Section of marshland by big creek remains a bit of a...
      Jun 24, 2019 @ 8:34pm
      Jun 24, 2019
      Cleared both sides of significant deadfall/blow down by Tyax Adventures-cleared only to start of marsh section on big creek side. Alot of drainage...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
      All
      • 30 rides
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      Jan 18, 2017 @ 9:22am
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      Sep 3, 2016 @ 11:14am
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      Aug 10, 2016 @ 9:49am
      Aug 10, 2016
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      Nov 15, 2015 @ 2:47pm
      Nov 15, 2015

      Routes with this trail

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      Lorna to Tyax
      42 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      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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