8 miles
300 ft
-2,257 ft
Avg time

Silver King Basin Details

  • Riding area
    Babine Mountains Provincial Park
    Smithers, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Wilderness Trail
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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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.

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More Stats for Silver King Basin mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,957 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,721 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,680 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,679 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,721 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    5,101 ft
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,861 ft
  • Avg time
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on Aug 6, 2018
Avg: 1 (1 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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Silver King Basin Trail Reports

Aug 6, 2018 @ 6:59pm
Aug 6, 2018
Good to go. Still a bit of water in the cross ditches. Bugs not too bad.
Feb 9, 2018 @ 1:40pm
Feb 9, 2018
Jul 29, 2017 @ 10:49am
Jul 29, 2017
reporter All clear. Lots of water flowing in cross ditches so be prepared to get wet!
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