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      Close to civilization, yet it feels like remote backcountry, Jane Lakes is another very unique area in Whistler that provides a different experience than many other zones. Wilderness trails meander through a mossy old growth forest with impressive stands of massive red and yellow cedar with rock bluffs and 2 beautiful lakes. Most of the trails are very 'classic' with minimal tread work, and the occasional hard climb/hike a bike for riders.

      Mike Flynn (Whistler Air at the time) had noticed the unnamed "East Jane" lake at the time and decided to dub it "Jake" after his son. This trail was originally pioneered by the late great ski legend Trevor Peterson and friends in the early 1990's after locals had heard it had been stocked with Rainbow Trout that "grew the size of Salmon" and they had to get there to go fishing. Thanks to Yves Wegner for the historical info and contributions to the trail

      Over the years the Black Tusk FSR was gated, and the Jane Lakes FSR become washed out and overgrown leading to the trail being somewhat abandoned due to the more challenging access. In 2016 after some successful lobbying (Thanks for the push D'Arcy Burke and Sean Dinwoodie!) WORCA committed to a 3 year rehab program through the RMOW fee for service trail maintenance program to re-establish and upgrade the trails which was completed from 2017-2019 by Howler Contracting in year 1 and the WORCA trail crew in years 2 and 3. Reroutes on some of the climbs to make them more rideable and bridging over creeks was completed, and the Jake North route was established to bypass the boulder rock fall on the south side of Jake Lake.

      This area is peaceful and serine, and since it takes more effort to get too, it's generally much quieter traffic wise too. Suggested route for bikes is from the Black Tusk side as it's more generally descending in the direction and much more rideable. Hikers seem to use it from either direction, but the walk from the north side isn't overly pleasant on old decommissioned road bed.

      Hopefully in the coming years we'll be able to add to the existing network and take out more of the road access in favour of trails on either end.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: Community Forest
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      Region Details
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      • 5

      Region Status
      Caution as of Sep 10, 2021

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      7
      Trails Mountain Bike
      6
      Trails E-Bike
      5
      Trails Hike
      7
      Trails Trail Running
      7
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Total Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent
      2,300 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,415 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,502 ft
      Reports
      88
      Photos
      19
      Ridden Counter
      161

      Popular Jane Lakes Mountain Biking Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

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      Photos of Jane Lakes Mountain Bike

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      Jul 6, 2021 @ 4:39pm
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      Aug 26, 2019 @ 9:57pm
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      Jun 6, 2019 @ 7:57pm
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      Jun 3, 2018 @ 1:31pm
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      145 |
      Oct 16, 2017 @ 12:31pm
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      Oct 16, 2017 @ 12:31pm
      Oct 16, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Jane Lakes FSR
      Sep 10, 2021 @ 8:09am
      Sep 10, 2021
      IdealbarbtyersTrail Running
      Jake Lake East
      Sep 1, 2021 @ 4:27pm
      Sep 1, 2021
      IdealJxrousselRunning great!
      Jake Lake North
      Sep 1, 2021 @ 4:27pm
      Sep 1, 2021
      IdealJxrousselRunning great!
      Jane Lake North
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 5:50pm
      Jul 17, 2021
      Idealben-hryciw Cleared a tree. Glad I didn't bring my...
      Jane-Jake
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 5:49pm
      Jul 17, 2021
      Idealben-hryciw
      Jane Lake South
      Jun 26, 2019 @ 7:30pm
      Jun 26, 2019
      Snow CoveredDeckerdoglots of big trees have fallen blocking...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2215850barbtyersaddreportJane Lakes FSR
      Sep 10, 2021 @ 12:27pm
      Sep 10, 2021
      user #1486644JxrousselcommenttrailJane-Jake and 1 more
      Sep 2, 2021 @ 2:20pm
      Sep 2, 2021
      user #1486644JxrousseladdreportJake Lake East and 1 more
      Sep 2, 2021 @ 2:19pm
      Sep 2, 2021
      user #1841661Wizard13riddentrailJane Lakes FSR
      Aug 8, 2021 @ 9:12pm
      Aug 8, 2021
      user #126439flipfantasiacommentreportJane Lake North
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 7:28pm
      Jul 17, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1486644JxrousseltrailJane Lake SouthWould not recommend by bike, north side is...
      Sep 2, 2021 @ 2:22pm
      Sep 2, 2021
      user #1486644JxrousseltrailJane-JakeHike a bike might be do able by the best of...
      Sep 2, 2021 @ 2:20pm
      Sep 2, 2021
      user #126439flipfantasiareportJane Lake Norththanks!!
      Jul 17, 2021 @ 7:28pm
      Jul 17, 2021
      user #368877leelautrailJake Lake EastLove that loam climb going east to west. ...
      Jul 15, 2021 @ 10:25am
      Jul 15, 2021
      user #476426GrantLamonttrailJane Lake NorthSpirited
      Dec 7, 2019 @ 9:44pm
      Dec 7, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Cheakamus 16 14 12 40.2 km
      Whistler South 4 15 52.7 km
      Brandywine 3 2 24.6 km
      Westside - Sproatt 1 45 29 184.7 km
      Whistler Mountain Bike Park 9 38 37 225.9 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike66 miles2,198 ft4 miles1,414 ft
      #6,968#310198833
      E-Bike55 miles2,103 ft3 miles1,414 ft
      #2,413#117581
      Hike76 miles2,300 ft4 miles1,414 ft
      #6,073#2908626
      Trail Running76 miles2,300 ft4 miles1,414 ft
      #6,082#285881
      Dirtbike/Moto13 miles1,161 ft2 miles1,079 ft
      23
      Observed Trials13 miles1,161 ft2 miles1,079 ft
      2
      ATV/ORV/OHV13 miles1,161 ft2 miles1,079 ft
      23
      • By flipfantasia WORCA & contributors
      • Admins: WORCA, RMOW, WNSC, ridingloam, snowdan, TFerrao, dirtshifter, seb-kemp, 99, snowdan
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