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Distance

93.93 mi

Elevation gain

9,573 ft

Technical difficulty

Very difficult

Elevation loss

9,573 ft

Max elevation

6,306 ft

Trailrank

77 4.5

Min elevation

2,119 ft

Trail type

Loop

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
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

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Train Bridge
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Farm

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Farm
River

Tulameen River

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Tulameen River
Cave

Tunnel

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Tunnel
Intersection

Dewdney trail

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Dewdney trail
Information point

Start of the Hope Pass Trail

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Start of the Hope Pass Trail
Ruins

Sawmill

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Sawmill
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Photo op

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Photo op
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First cabins

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First cabins
Intersection

Hope pass trail to skagit

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Hope pass trail to skagit
Waypoint

Good jump!

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Good jump!
Waypoint

Mud

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Mud
Waypoint

Rock crawl

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Rock crawl
Archaeological site

Trappers cabin and graves

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Trappers cabin and graves
Lake

Trappers lake

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Trappers lake
Panorama

Alpine meadows

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Alpine meadows
Panorama

Gorgeous view!

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Gorgeous view!
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Mud hole!

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Mud hole!
Lake

Another lake

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Another lake
Panorama

Jeff Jansen's rock

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Jeff Jansen's rock
Waypoint

Mud crossing

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Mud crossing
Lake

Wells Lake

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Wells Lake
Waypoint

Trail repair

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Trail repair
Lake

Broken down truck lake

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Broken down truck lake
Risk

Falcon hill

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Falcon hill
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Rock crawl

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Rock crawl
Risk

Gnarly hill climb

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Gnarly hill climb
Bridge

Makeshift bridge

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Makeshift bridge
Risk

Trail obstacles

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Trail obstacles
Lake

Lodestone Lake

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Lodestone Lake
Campsite

Lodestone Campsite

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Lodestone Campsite
Archaeological site

Granite city

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Granite city
Campsite

Granite Creek Campground

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Granite Creek Campground

10 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?

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    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.

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    Bteck Aug 8, 2018

    Thank you for the info Paxx

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    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?

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    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

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    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

  • Photo of Tim Wilcox

    Tim Wilcox Aug 5, 2020

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Did this Trail as per the GPS yesterday. The Princeton end of it is not really doable as it goes on public roads and through private land.

  • Calvin21 Apr 30, 2022

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Add to your 4x4 Bucket List. Only accessible in short summer season due to deep snow most of the year.

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