View Full Version : Ridable Trail ?- McGillivray Pass
05-28-2007, 12:19 AM
The Backroad Mapbook shows a trail from Anderson Lake to Bralorne. Has anybody done this trail? I have heard for years about this pass & wonder if a bike could get through, or just horses & hikers?
05-28-2007, 05:59 PM
The bridge is out at the pioneer mine, but I think that would be the least of your worries. I haven't heard of anyone doing it, although a few years ago they were logging high into the pass from the anderson lake side.
05-28-2007, 09:29 PM
I know the bridge in the lower Pioneer townsite by the old mill is out. I last went across it by foot about 1983. 'Twas pretty rough then. There is another road higher up that starts near Kingdom lake & by passes Bralorne, coming out in the upper townsite of Bradian, then over the topside of the old mill to connect with McGillvray Pass. I once X-country skied about 8 miles up it, but was never really able to see the road condition because of snow depth.
As an aside, 4 of us are going up through the Bridge River area. 2 on Tigers, 2 on KLR's. & hosting a guy I met down in the Copper Canyon, Mexico at the http://www.horizonsunlimited.com rally. He's on a GS1150 from Phoenix AZ. We were thinking about going up the Hurley River again, But some of us have done it twice in the last 2 years, & want to try something different. Many years ago (1969) I took the powerline road from Darcy to Shalalth & over Mission Mountain to Carpenter Lake. We then plan to go up the west side of the Fraser to Big Bar ferry, then sort of towards Bella Coola. Anyone done that lately?
Anyone found any good fishing areas on that route?
05-28-2007, 09:36 PM
I did the powerline road from Carpenter Dam to Darcyin June 05.A group of 9 of us on KLRs - no problem for big bikes. Nice route. We overnighted at the Goldbridge Motel then backtracked to the dam and over Mission Mountain to Shalath and on to Darcy.
05-29-2007, 10:24 PM
Back in the 1995, when I was doing a lot of deer hunting in that area, I talked to a friend of mine about that trail. He had hiked it before and said you could pedal part of it with a mountain bike, but most of it was walking. Never attempted it.
05-29-2007, 11:41 PM
If you have time one day to meet half way, we'll get the maps out & I'll show you some good fishing holes & camping spots along that route.
If you're interested PM me,
05-30-2007, 05:31 AM
the Hurley is still closed and may not get plowed until mid june, budget nonsense and not avalanch issues as claimed.
The Highline is a realy great route to SEton/Misssion pass, stop at the pub in Seton portage, they need the busness and you could use a milk.
The Mcgillivery isn't bikeable unless on a trials bike and you like to carry the bike over numerous downed trees then over bolders etc.
From the highline road at Mcgillivery ride up to the trailhead where a small hut is partialy bull dozed and then hike in about 3 kms to the open meadows. Better than that, directly across the vally is an old mining exporation road that climbs the backside of D'arcy montain and delivers you into the alpine where you can look back through the Mcgillivery pass. this old road is a mining exploration road so realy quite steep and realy nobbly and boldery at the bottom. It will also be deep in snow until mid July. You leave the bike at the top of the road and climb the last few hundred feet to the peak(s).
Oh crap...gotta gotowork bye.
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