13 miles
Distance
3,490 ft
Climb
-5,232 ft
Descent
04:05:40
Avg time

High Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Wilderness Trail
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #19011 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

From Spruce Lake, after the Potato Patch basically straight up (steep) bike push to Windy Pass with amazing views. Beautiful drop down into the forest basin. After the Camel pass intersection it meanders down through the forest and meadows. Last 5 or so k is down wide track.
Another option is to take the Taylor Cr - Pearson - Camel Pass to join High Trail. More up and down and bike push but great terrain and views.

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 High Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,742 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,475 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,215 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,217 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,475 ft
  • Grade
    -2.584%
  • Grade max
    -48.39%
  • Grade min
    39.682%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,337 ft
  • Avg time
    04:05:40
  • Avg reverse time
    05:04:22
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Status:
on Aug 29, 2020
Variable
Avg: 4.25 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      High Trail Trail Reports

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      Aug 29, 2020 @ 6:55am
      Aug 29, 2020
      Hiked up from bottom to Molly dog intersection. Some loose spots from moto & quad traffic. Top stream crossings areas are muddy.
      Jul 25, 2020 @ 1:11pm
      Jul 25, 2020
      Aug 3, 2019 @ 6:23pm
      Aug 3, 2019
      reporter No trees down. Lots of muddy spots. Water running down double track portion. Tacky dirt otherwise!
      Jul 17, 2019 @ 10:08pm
      Jul 17, 2019
      Jul 17, 2019 @ 10:07pm
      Jul 17, 2019
      Pushed up to windy pass from spruce and rode to Eldorado cabin. Fairly muddy from Eldorado basin up to the cabin but otherwise dry.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 7 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
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      • 91 rides
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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      kevinkennett Trailforks Pro Subscriber (May 23, 2018 at 7:37)
       Riding this in July! Can't wait!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      PWinter Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jul 30, 2020 at 14:49)
       Very steep(!) bike push up from Spruce Lake to Windy Pass. Beautiful views. Drop down into the valley, nothing too difficult. We elected to take Taylor Cr-Pearson-Camel Pass to rejoin High Trail. Not sure if that's a good alternative or not (lots of pushing) but great landscape and views. Rest of High Trail down was pretty standard single track with last few k on wide track. Adventure!
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      • + 0
      ForemanYVR (Sep 11, 2020 at 18:28)
       DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS WITH A BIKE.
      This is a push for what will feel like an eternity. It will not end, and when you think it’s over, it’s not. This isn’t a bike trail and a warning should be posted at the bottom. You’ve been warned. I seriously thought I was going to die. I’ve never been so destroyed, by the tome we made it to the bottom, in the pitch black I felt like that gumby dude you see at the end of a marathon, muscles seizing, delusional and exhausted beyond comprehension. We ran out of water near the top and thankfully made out way over to melting glacier and managed to fill our water bladders with silty runoff that seemed to make me more thirsty. Don’t forget the grizzly tailing our ass. To summarize, do not attempt this on a bike.
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