7.6 miles
Distance
78 ft
Climb
-2,026 ft
Descent
00:39:54
Avg time

Silver King Basin Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Babine Mountains Provincial Park
    Smithers, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Wilderness Trail
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    June-Sept
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #84592 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #5620 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

8.6km one-way from the upper parking lot to the beautiful Joe L'Orsa Cabin in the alpine. The first few km are easy, after that it becomes steeper and rougher, but it is possible to bike the whole way in 1 hour. Going down is much faster, but be aware that in summer time there are a fair number of hikers out there, especially on weekends.

Access Info

Head east out of Smithers, turn up Old Babine Lake Road just out of town, turn left onto Telkwa High Road, turn right onto Driftwood Road and follow to the end. If you wish to extend your ride, park at the lower parking lot (where Driftwood road ends at the hairpin corner, and the Provincial Park begins) for an extra 4.6 km up and down.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Silver King Basin mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,948 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,726 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,674 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,674 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,726 ft
  • Grade
    -4.8%
  • Grade max
    -34.9%
  • Grade min
    30.6%
  • Distance climb
    2,615 ft
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,963 ft
  • Avg time
    00:39:54
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      Silver King Basin Trail Reports

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      Apr 23, 2021 @ 8:15pm
      Apr 23, 2021
      Apr 23, 2021 @ 8:07pm
      Apr 23, 2021
      Apr 22, 2021 @ 12:34pm
      Apr 22, 2021
      Sep 12, 2020 @ 3:07pm
      Sep 12, 2020
      Wet in many spots but not an issue. This is basically a doubletrack access road with frequent drainage ditches across. Not really a mountain bike...
      Jun 2, 2020 @ 1:45pm
      Jun 2, 2020
      reporter Snow line is constantly pulling back up and into the hills, but the SMBA's knowledge the BC Parks crew has cleared the trail for bike, hike and...
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