WELCOME TO THE SOUTHERN CHILCOTIN MOUNTAINS

Upper Taylor Basin as seen from Harris Ridge near Camel Pass

Upper Taylor Basin as seen from Harris Ridge near Camel Pass

The beautiful Southern Chilcotin Mountains (SCM) host an incredible variety of landscapes, geology, flora and fauna. The old growth forests, low elevation aspen meadows, glaciers, alpine lakes and meadows, numerous ridges and lofty peaks of this area are home to a profusion of animals including wolf, moose, mountain goat, bighorn sheep, mountain lion and grizzly. The wildflower displays here rank amongst the most resplendent in BC.

Combining all of this with the existing, vast network of trails and routes gives rise to a world class parkland. Some of the best horseback riding, mountain biking, mountaineering and backpacking in BC is found here. Other activities include pack horse tours, day hiking, fishing, backcountry skiing, heli-skiing and snowshoeing.

Two large parks reside here: the South Chilcotin Mountains Park (SCMP) which exists within the Spruce Lake Protected Area and Big Creek Provincial Park. The BC provincial government recently reduced the size of the SCMP and so its boundaries have changed.

Another notable area within the South Chilcotin Mountains is the popular Mud Lakes located to the E of the parks. Attractions include picturesque lakes, great camping, fishing and many backroads and trails for a wide variety of non-motorised and motorised activities.

Panoramas of the Southern Chilcotin Mountains

Trail Ventures BC Southern Chilcotin Mountains Trail Map - GPS Based - hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, mountain biking, horeseback riding in the South Chilcotin - The W peaks of the Dickson Range at sunset; Copyright: Trail Ventures BC Inc.

The W peaks of the Dickson Range at sunset

Trail Ventures BC Southern Chilcotin Mountains Trail Map - GPS Based - hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, mountain biking, horeseback riding in the South Chilcotin - Looking E from the summit of Mt. Sheba with the E section of colorful 'Sheba Ridge' in the foreground; Gun Creek on far right; and the Shulaps, Cadwallader, and Bendor ranges in the distance; Copyright: Trail Ventures BC Inc.

Looking E from the summit of Mt. Sheba with the E section of colorful ‘Sheba Ridge’ in the foreground; Gun Creek on far right; and the Shulaps, Cadwallader, and Bendor ranges in the distance

Trail Ventures BC Southern Chilcotin Mountains Trail Map - GPS Based - hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, mountain biking, horeseback riding in the South Chilcotin - The mountains and ridges forming the Bonanza Creek-Eldorado Creek divide in uppermost Eldorado drainage ; Copyright: Trail Ventures BC Inc.

The mountains and ridges forming the Bonanza Creek-Eldorado Creek divide in uppermost Eldorado Creek drainage

Trail Ventures BC Southern Chilcotin Mountains Trail Map - GPS Based - hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, mountain biking, horeseback riding in the South Chilcotin - Grant Creek valley with Cluckata Ridge on left and Dorrie Peak on far right. Upper Grant Creek is hidden below on right. The gentle pass between Tosh Creek and Grant Creek valleys is on far left. <br />               ; Gun Creek on far right; and the Shulaps, Cadwallader, and Bendor ranges in the distance; Copyright: Trail Ventures BC Inc.

Grant Creek valley with Cluckata Ridge on left and Dorrie Peak on far right. Upper Grant Creek is hidden below on right. The gentle pass between Tosh Creek and Grant Creek valleys is on far left.

Trail Ventures BC Southern Chilcotin Mountains Trail Map - GPS Based - hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, mountain biking, horeseback riding in the South Chilcotin - 'Teco Lake' and Cluckata Ridge, behind, as seen from near the Big Creek Trail looking W ; Copyright: Trail Ventures BC Inc.

‘Teco Lake’ and Cluckata Ridge, behind, as seen from near the Big Creek Trail looking W

Trail Ventures BC Southern Chilcotin Mountains Trail Map - GPS Based - hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, mountain biking, horeseback riding in the South Chilcotin - The Griswold Creek-Gun Creek divide area. The snowmelt on far right drains to Gun Creek, hidden in upper right. Drainage in upper left flows to Griswold Creek, lower left to Nichols Creek, and in lower right to Slim Creek. This area offers many opportunities for easy scrambling. <br />               ; Gun Creek on far right; and the Shulaps, Cadwallader, and Bendor ranges in the distance; Copyright: Trail Ventures BC Inc.

The Griswold Creek-Gun Creek divide area. The snowmelt on far right drains to Gun Creek, hidden in upper right. Drainage in upper left flows to Griswold Creek, lower left to Nichols Creek, and in lower right to Slim Creek. This area offers many opportunities for easy scrambling.

Trail Ventures BC Southern Chilcotin Mountains Trail Map - GPS Based - hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, mountain biking, horeseback riding in the South Chilcotin - The autumn colors along the Little Paradise Creek Trail/Route meadows; Copyright: Trail Ventures BC Inc.

The autumn colors of meadows along the Little Paradise Creek Trail/Route

Trail Ventures BC Southern Chilcotin Mountains Trail Map - GPS Based - hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, mountain biking, horeseback riding in the South Chilcotin - The view from the summit of Mt. Vic to N: Beece Creek drainage on far left, West Nadila Creek in centre and Nadila Creek on right ; Gun Creek on far right; and the Shulaps, Cadwallader, and Bendor ranges in the distance; Copyright: Trail Ventures BC Inc.

The view from Mt. Vic summit to N: Beece Creek drainage on far left, West Nadila Creek in centre and Nadila Creek on right

Trail Ventures BC Southern Chilcotin Mountains Trail Map - GPS Based - hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, mountain biking, horeseback riding in the South Chilcotin - Looking S from 'Sorcerer Pass' to the headwaters of the 'Slim Creek South Fork' and the Dickson Range at centre and left; Copyright: Trail Ventures BC Inc.

Looking S from ‘Sorcerer Pass’ to headwaters of the ‘Slim Creek South Fork’ and the Dickson Range at centre and left

Trail Ventures BC Southern Chilcotin Mountains Trail Map - GPS Based - hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, mountain biking, horeseback riding in the South Chilcotin - Hiking through the beautiful Tosh Creek valley with Dil-Dil Plateau on left and Cluckata Ridge bluffs on right; Copyright: Trail Ventures BC Inc.

Hiking through the beautiful Tosh Creek valley with Dil-Dil Plateau on left and Cluckata Ridge bluffs on right

Trail Ventures BC Southern Chilcotin Mountains Trail Map - GPS Based - hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, mountain biking, horeseback riding in the South Chilcotin - Vic Lake with 'Peak 9165' behind; Copyright: Trail Ventures BC Inc.

Vic Lake with ‘Peak 9165’ behind, looking SE. The highest lake with an official geographic name in the map area.

Trail Ventures BC Southern Chilcotin Mountains Trail Map - GPS Based - hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, mountain biking, horeseback riding in the South Chilcotin - The well worn terrain of the upper Tyaughton Creek drainage as seen from 'Sheba Ridge'. High point on left is Elbow mountain and on right is Dash Hill, in the distance. ; Copyright: Trail Ventures BC Inc.

The well worn terrain of the upper Tyaughton Creek drainage as seen from ‘Sheba Ridge’. High point on left is Elbow mountain and on right is Dash Hill, in the distance.

Aptly named Little Paradise Creek valley with Red Hill (on left), Tepee Mountain (centre-right) and Relay Mountain (on right)

Aptly named Little Paradise Creek valley with Red Hill (on left), Tepee Mountain (centre-right) and Relay Mountain (on right)