1.6 miles
Distance
52 ft
Climb
-1,775 ft
Descent
00:20:31
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Howler Trail
  • Zander Strathearn
    Builder

Howler Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Jun-Oct
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Face
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #5763
  • Year Opened
    2013

One of the latest additions to the Whistler valley trail network, Howler is located a long long way up the flank trail. Be prepared for a long sweaty climb, however it is all access road which is something. The descent is long, technical, and flowy. Just enough tech to keep you on your toes, but with enough flow you can open it up and really enjoy it, knowing there are no major features, drops, or jumps, to catch you unawares. The rock up there, however, is sharp so bring spare tubes!

Access Info

Starting from the very top of Alpine Way (no parking), climb Rick's Roost (name of the access road, not an actual trail) until you don't want to climb any more. You will pass Cat Scratch Fever, Green Monster, and the Flank turn-off to Billy Epic. Keep going. Past the Flank, the trail mellows until you reach a newly built bridge over a creek, after which you will see a fork to the right and a motor-vehicle gate, at which point the climb gets epically steep. Persevere up the long loose climb and keep going until it mellows slightly and you see a large round boulder. The lower (main) section of Howler starts from here.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Howler mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,724 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,318 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,041 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,041 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,318 ft
  • Grade
    -20.725%
  • Grade max
    -53.379%
  • Grade min
    17.652%
  • Distance climb
    687 ft
  • Distance down
    1.4 miles
  • Distance flat
    264 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:31
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Status:
on Aug 17, 2016
Dry
Avg: 4.3 (28 votes)

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Howler Trail Reports

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Aug 17, 2016 @ 8:41am
Aug 17, 2016
Dry and dusty
Jun 14, 2016 @ 7:08pm
Jun 14, 2016
Jun 10, 2016 @ 9:31pm
Jun 10, 2016
Jun 5, 2016 @ 8:20am
Jun 5, 2016
Great shape, great new work on the trail. Traction excellent.
Jun 4, 2016 @ 8:48pm
Jun 4, 2016
Howler climb - I kind of love that it got dumbed down so I could grovel up it barely hanging on and the oh so sweet feeling of relief getting to...
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May 9, 2016 @ 4:36pm
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Howler, Vancouver
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May 4, 2016 @ 10:11am
May 4, 2016
Howler, Whistler

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