13.3 miles
Distance
3,184 ft
Climb
-4,921 ft
Descent
04:10:24
Avg time

High Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    South Chilcotin Mountains Provincial Park
    Gold Bridge, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Wilderness Trail
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #43102 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #80133 in Hiking
  • 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.

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More Stats for High Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,738 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,486 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,218 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,223 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,484 ft
  • Grade
    -2.5%
  • Grade max
    -38%
  • Grade min
    50.1%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,463 ft
  • Avg time
    04:10:24
  • Avg reverse time
    05:04:22
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on Mar 12, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (12 votes)

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      High Trail Trail Reports

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      Mar 12, 2022 @ 6:00pm
      Mar 12, 2022
      Aug 18, 2021 @ 2:12pm
      Aug 18, 2021
      A 700 meter section of this trail has been deactivated on the east side of Pearson Pass. The trail now connects to High Trail South at the top of...
      Aug 9, 2021 @ 8:50am
      Aug 9, 2021
      Not a pleasant mountain bike ride up from tyaughton lake due to steepness and rocks
      Jun 29, 2021 @ 10:22pm
      Jun 29, 2021
      Trail was cleared of all winter deadfall as of June 15th between Potato Patch and Windy Pass. Stay safe, keep your head up, and have fun....
      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.
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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      kevinkennett (May 23, 2018 at 7:37)
       Riding this in July! Can't wait!
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      • + 2
      PWinter (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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      • - 1
      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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      • + 1
      chadopia (Jul 22, 2021 at 9:02)
       So this trail is absolutly amazing and stunning, highly recommend with a bike ;0) be prepaired for a few hike-a-bike sections we did it with full bike packs etc. It will push most of you. But sooo worth it. And way easier than dear pass. Lots of griz tracks so make your weird human noises to keep them aware of you. Super fun descents all over the place.
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      jaspermountainman VARDA (Sep 5, 2021 at 17:31)
       Excellent trail. Expect some hike a bike sections (rated black with 900m+ elevation gain) but it's worth it. Super fun as part of a descent from Windy Pass and also excellent as a through route from Spruce Lake out to the road. In hindsight I would have taken Pepper Dog and Molly Dog to get a bit more single track rather than taking High trail to the end as it burns a ton of elevation on the double track out but that was still fast and fun and a little spicy.
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