8 miles
Distance
300 ft
Climb
-2,257 ft
Descent
00:36:21
Avg time

Silver King Basin Details

  • Riding Area
    Babine Mountains Provincial Park
    Smithers, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Wilderness Trail
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    June-Sept
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #48635 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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
More Stats for Silver King Basin 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
    -44.326%
  • Grade min
    32.267%
  • Distance climb
    5,101 ft
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,861 ft
  • Avg time
    00:36:21
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Status:
on Aug 6, 2018
Dry
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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  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Silver King Basin Trail Reports

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      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
      reporter
      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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