1,522 ft
Distance
-318 ft
Descent
00:04:25
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Upper Howler Trail
  • Zander Strathearn
    Builder

Upper Howler Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Season
    Jun-Oct
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #164
  • Year Opened
    2013

Upper section added to the inimitable Howler. This section has a steep access climb, and drops in on steeper and arguable more difficult terrain than the main section below it. With some very sharp and steep rock, choose your lines carefully and bring tubes! It's a LONG way out to be stuck without spares.

Access Info

Climb to Howler, then continue to follow the flank. Once past the main Howler entrance, the Flank narrows and steepens becoming more of a hiking trail with tight steep switchbacks, roots, and loose rock. Continue climbing until you get to a slab rockface, at the top of which the trail starts to the left.

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More Stats for Upper Howler mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -318 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,052 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,370 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,370 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,052 ft
  • Grade
    -20.911%
  • Grade max
    -104.4%
  • Grade min
    -5.934%
  • Distance down
    1,522 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:25
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on May 28, 2016
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Avg: 4.9 (13 votes)

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Upper Howler Trail Reports

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May 28, 2016 @ 12:54am
May 28, 2016
Velcro conditions after yesterday's rain. Couple rock chutes are a bit sharkier than they used to be but overall running superbly.
May 16, 2016 @ 8:49pm
May 16, 2016
Jun 5, 2015 @ 6:44pm
Jun 5, 2015
May 13, 2015 @ 2:50pm
May 13, 2015
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Nov 16, 2014 @ 9:45am
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Upper Howler, Whistler

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