Rating: 4 stars.
Use: ATV, Biking, Hiking.
Distance: 10.4 km return from the bridge to the pass.
Description: This is a great alpine mountain bike ride outing. The route follows an old mining road where placer miners are still actively mining. Not exactly perfect mountain bike single track but still a fun ride to the alpine. Unlike a lot of other ‘mountain bike trails’ on old roads in our area this one is pretty much rideable the whole way. No hike-a-bike here. It provides great access to the alpine above the infamous CMH Gothics ‘McCulloch Creek’. The only reason for hiking this trail would be to complete an alpine traverse to the Old Camp Creek.
Directions: Drive north of Revelstoke on Highway 23. Just past the Goldstream river bridge you will see the French Creek FSR. 12.4 km along this road take a left onto the McCulloch Road and follow it to the bridge. Park here and start your ride. 5.3 km and 2000 feet vertical will get you to the top of the pass looking down into Graham Creek. From here you can explore the many tracks along the ridge or drop down into Graham Creek itself. A great day.
- French Creek FSR: N51 40.367 W118 37.575
- McCulloch Road: N51 39.316 W118 28.290
- McCulloch Bridge: N51 40.559 W118 28.989
- Groundhog Basin Pass: N51 42.071 W118 25.758