Time  one day 8 hours 50 minutes

Coordinates 9910

Uploaded August 24, 2016

Recorded August 2016

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6,306 ft
2,119 ft
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23
47
93.93 mi

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near Coalmont, British Columbia (Canada)

The first Canadian trail named into BFG's Outstanding Trails Program.

This trail is full of beautiful scenery, tons of history, technical terrain, bottomless mud pits, and so much more. It is arguably the best 4x4 trail in Western Canada.

We began at the Granite Creek Campground in Coalmont and finished in the same spot. There was a couple of extra km on this loop due to scouting some new trails along the way or doubling back to check on other riders.
Bridge

Train Bridge

Train Bridge
Photo

Farm

Farm
River

Tulameen River

Tulameen River
Cave

Tunnel

Tunnel
Intersection

Dewdney trail

Dewdney trail
Information

Start of the Hope Pass Trail

Start of the Hope Pass Trail
Ruins

Sawmill

Sawmill
Photo

Photo op

Photo op
Photo

First cabins

First cabins
Intersection

Hope pass trail to skagit

Hope pass trail to skagit
Waypoint

Good jump!

Good jump!
Waypoint

Mud

Mud
Waypoint

Rock crawl

Rock crawl
Archaeological site

Trappers cabin and graves

Trappers cabin and graves
Lake

Trappers lake

Trappers lake
panorama

Alpine meadows

Alpine meadows
panorama

Gorgeous view!

Gorgeous view!
Photo

Mud hole!

Mud hole!
Lake

Another lake

Another lake
panorama

Jeff Jansen's rock

Jeff Jansen's rock
Waypoint

Mud crossing

Mud crossing
Lake

Wells Lake

Wells Lake
Waypoint

Trail repair

Trail repair
Lake

Broken down truck lake

Broken down truck lake
Risk

Falcon hill

Falcon hill
Risk

Rock crawl

Rock crawl
Risk

Gnarly hill climb

Gnarly hill climb
Bridge

Makeshift bridge

Makeshift bridge
Risk

Trail obstacles

Trail obstacles
Lake

Lodestone Lake

Lodestone Lake
Camping

Lodestone Campsite

Lodestone Campsite
Archaeological site

Granite city

Granite city
Camping

Granite Creek Campground

Granite Creek Campground

8 comments

  • Photo of Bteck

    Bteck Aug 3, 2018

    I see you had jeeps with you on this run were they able to pass over the old train bridge?

  • Photo of Paxx

    Paxx Aug 8, 2018

    The year we had the jeeps we didn't cross the train bridge. I think that they would fit over the bridge though, there was plenty of extra space with the side by sides. The jeeps don't need to worry about crossing though, since there is highway access right in that vicinity.

  • Photo of Bteck

    Bteck Aug 8, 2018

    Thank you for the info Paxx

  • Photo of Paxx

    Paxx Aug 8, 2018

    No problem, have fun on the trail, it’s easily one of the best in B.C.

  • Photo of Bteck

    Bteck Aug 10, 2018

    Thanks, Paxx I have to agree with you. Our Off-Road community ( ATBE ) along with 4WDABC and BC Toyota group have Stewardship of the Whipsaw and look after Lodstone and Wells Lake rec-sites.

  • Photo of brianmit

    brianmit Sep 11, 2018

    Done whipsaw a few times in my Jeep always start the trail from the highway 3 spot. Going this weekend with a few buddies in side by sides, was there a way to get the side by sides from Granite Creek Campsite to the trail without going on the road? We were planning on trailering them to the start on the highway and shuttling the cars back but if there is an option to avoid that... If this is an option would a 4 door Jeep also make it through or best to meet them along the trail?

  • Photo of Paxx

    Paxx Sep 11, 2018

    The only route I know takes you down the KVR and then you have to drive through some backroads in town up to Black Mine Road. You can access the trail from there

  • Photo of Bteck

    Bteck Sep 11, 2018

    brianmit here is a link to the way Dave and I have mapped it. you go from Coalmont up Blakeburn road https://www.wikiloc.com/offroading-trails/whipsaw-trail-192621

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