BlackBear's 2016 Whipsaw Adventure

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BlackBear

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BlackBear

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Airdrie, AB
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Whipsaw Trail Details

The Whipsaw Trail in southern BC, is an excellent multi-terrain Jeep route with a great deal of history. Chosen as one of BF Goodrich's Outstanding Trails in 2007, this trail offers challenges for all levels of offroad drivers.

Summary: Most of the trail is close to tree line but in several places it goes into alpine meadows where views from the top are breathtaking on a clear day. There are some rough spots after 24 KM of forestry road with some rock shelves/ledges. The trail can be done in one day depending weather & trail conditions and experience.

I would suggest 2 days is best for this trip as there are many things to stop and see...ponds, cabins, mine sites, side trails to explore at a relatively leisure pace.

Best time of year is July-August (driest and least amount of snow at higher altitudes) or early September before the rains begin....I have done this trail twice, both times in late Aug.
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