9.2 miles
Distance
1,738 ft
Climb
-1,726 ft
Descent
2,817 ft
High Point

A good mid-entry level loop for Whistler XC trails. A step beyond Lost Lake trails, with lots of easy opportunities to peel out if you're getting tired. A few short but grunty climbs, with moderately easy (for Whistler) descents. The final trail, It's Business Time (aka Duncan's Trail) does get a bit more technical and is rated a black. There's the option to skip out after Hi-Hi and descend down Far Side trail between East Side Main FSR road and the river (a fun, fast and flowy descent). Approx time for this loop would be 1.5 hours, more if you're stopping, less if you're hammering.

Detailed Description
1.5 hour Function Trails Loop - Med to Hard Difficulty is a 9 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Whistler British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 19 trails. This route climbs 1,738 ft with a max elevation of 2,817 ft then descends -1,726 ft.
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74 Reviews & Comments

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TheGregor (Aug 16, 2022 at 12:28)
I absolutely love this trail. One of my favourites in Whistler. Great features, tough climbs - a real all rounder trail. Have yet to ride it clean but will be proud when I do! Check it out!
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TheGregor (Aug 16, 2022 at 12:28)
I absolutely love this trail. One of my favourites in Whistler. Great features, tough climbs - a real all rounder trail. Have yet to ride it clean but will be proud when I do! Check it out!
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luckylegz (Aug 5, 2022 at 17:51)
Not the most exciting trail. Lots of work to get to the top of it and altitude drops fast with little fun.
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luckylegz (Aug 4, 2022 at 21:08)
Not worth the effort to climb to the top of this via MicroWave. Just a wide ATV trail with the odd berm and jump.
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UteEppinger (Aug 3, 2022 at 19:11)
Perfect trail, so picturesque, great flow, beautiful rock and wood features. Thank you, Duncan
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UteEppinger (Aug 3, 2022 at 19:11)
Perfect trail, so picturesque, great flow, beautiful rock and wood features. Thank you, Duncan
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IanKopp (Jul 10, 2022 at 19:47)
For those curious: it takes about 15 minutes to reach the trailhead climbing the microwave access road from the valley trail.

Also, amazing work done recently - just the right mix of polish and grit. Huge thanks to the trail builders.
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IanKopp (Jul 10, 2022 at 19:47)
For those curious: it takes about 15 minutes to reach the trailhead climbing the microwave access road from the valley trail.

Also, amazing work done recently - just the right mix of polish and grit. Huge thanks to the trail builders.
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TimmoWhistler (Jun 28, 2022 at 17:28)
Awesome new tweaks to the trail, nice work WORCA trail crew! The changes have made riding the trail smoother and faster.

If you've previously ridden this trail and found it a fraction too difficult, it's worth checking it out now.
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TimmoWhistler (Jun 28, 2022 at 17:28)
Awesome new tweaks to the trail, nice work WORCA trail crew! The changes have made riding the trail smoother and faster.

If you've previously ridden this trail and found it a fraction too difficult, it's worth checking it out now.
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patricknoel (May 25, 2022 at 0:07)
Wicked trail! Go give it a try.
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patricknoel (May 25, 2022 at 0:07)
Wicked trail! Go give it a try.
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jonnyfreeze (May 22, 2022 at 11:02)
Trail Riverside
I was wrong, ignore my last comment.
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jonnyfreeze (May 22, 2022 at 11:02)
Trail Riverside
I was wrong, ignore my last comment.
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jonnyfreeze (May 22, 2022 at 11:02)
Trail Riverside
I was wrong, ignore my last comment.
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jonnyfreeze (May 22, 2022 at 11:02)
Trail Riverside
I was wrong, ignore my last comment.
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jonnyfreeze (May 22, 2022 at 10:57)
Trail Riverside
Currently looks closed due to construction
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jonnyfreeze (May 22, 2022 at 10:57)
Trail Riverside
Currently looks closed due to construction
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jonnyfreeze (May 22, 2022 at 10:57)
Trail Riverside
Currently looks closed due to construction
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jonnyfreeze (May 22, 2022 at 10:57)
Trail Riverside
Currently looks closed due to construction
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TheGregor (May 13, 2022 at 21:32)
One of my absolute favourite trails. Cool features, tough uphill sections. Just a really great ride. Have done it several times and will do it many more too!
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TheGregor (May 13, 2022 at 21:32)
One of my absolute favourite trails. Cool features, tough uphill sections. Just a really great ride. Have done it several times and will do it many more too!
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SummitCycles (Nov 6, 2021 at 13:56)
See Colours and Puke got absolutely pummelled with 200 racers riding down it during a torrential rainstorm in October - way more damage than regular recreational riding and storms over the past 3 years.
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Sun2306 (Jul 30, 2021 at 13:50)
Trail High Side
To call this anything but a black is hardcore sandbagging.
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Sun2306 (Jul 30, 2021 at 13:50)
Trail High Side
To call this anything but a black is hardcore sandbagging.
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jakerajotte (May 13, 2021 at 18:34)
still snow at 1070 contour line
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Jxroussel (May 12, 2021 at 17:19)
Not sure what the point of this trail is. Smooth and fast. uphill leads nowhere. Downhill is okay but not worth the climb.
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Wizard13 (Aug 26, 2020 at 14:44)
Trail Highline
This thing is amazing, I’ll leave it at that.

So fun to lap
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MtnGoat-WTR (Jul 26, 2020 at 15:22)
Black bear encounter today, the 26 July, 2020 just below the double rock garden roll into the ladder ramp. Mom and cub and we all parted ways happily.
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MtnGoat-WTR (Jul 26, 2020 at 15:22)
Black bear encounter today, the 26 July, 2020 just below the double rock garden roll into the ladder ramp. Mom and cub and we all parted ways happily.
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Silencedogood21 (Jul 16, 2020 at 10:47)
Trail Farside
Don’t be fooled by the green status. This trail is as fun as you make it.

A zippy way to get up to high side etc and a fun flowy one to ride down.

Be mindful and respectful of hikers
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Silencedogood21 (Jul 16, 2020 at 10:47)
Trail Farside
Don’t be fooled by the green status. This trail is as fun as you make it.

A zippy way to get up to high side etc and a fun flowy one to ride down.

Be mindful and respectful of hikers
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Silencedogood21 (Jul 16, 2020 at 10:45)
This was my first black trail in whistler when I rode it last summer.

Certainly not for the feint of heart but very rewarding for advanced riders with some great viewpoints.
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Silencedogood21 (Jul 16, 2020 at 10:45)
This was my first black trail in whistler when I rode it last summer.

Certainly not for the feint of heart but very rewarding for advanced riders with some great viewpoints.
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egirardin (Jun 11, 2020 at 18:34)
Trail Farside
Good flowy trail, especially with my younger kids. Lots of people hiking / biking both directions so stay alert.
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egirardin (Jun 11, 2020 at 18:34)
Trail Farside
Good flowy trail, especially with my younger kids. Lots of people hiking / biking both directions so stay alert.
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miff (Jun 8, 2020 at 11:22)
Trail High Side
Snooze fest
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miff (Jun 8, 2020 at 11:22)
Trail High Side
Snooze fest
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miff (Jun 8, 2020 at 11:20)
Waste of time. Basically a crappier version of Crank It Up except you have to climb up to it.
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whererusteve (May 6, 2020 at 17:04)
Really Good! Great early season run. Good test of well-rounded ness as DH'ers will want to cry on the uphill portions. But the down makes it all worth it. Something for everyone! I'm not saying anything new except that if you've never seen Flight of the Conchords you should, and the name of this trail will make much more sense!
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whererusteve (May 6, 2020 at 17:04)
Really Good! Great early season run. Good test of well-rounded ness as DH'ers will want to cry on the uphill portions. But the down makes it all worth it. Something for everyone! I'm not saying anything new except that if you've never seen Flight of the Conchords you should, and the name of this trail will make much more sense!
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joniwirts (Sep 21, 2019 at 12:39)
I love this trail. Everyone has a different opinion as to how difficult it is. I found it challenging but not scary. For some perspective, I race enduro in pro women’s category and I love tech trails. There are a handful of uphills that I wouldn’t miss but all-in-all, the descending portions make the trail super fun. I love the rock rolls.
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joniwirts (Sep 21, 2019 at 12:39)
I love this trail. Everyone has a different opinion as to how difficult it is. I found it challenging but not scary. For some perspective, I race enduro in pro women’s category and I love tech trails. There are a handful of uphills that I wouldn’t miss but all-in-all, the descending portions make the trail super fun. I love the rock rolls.
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mataudibert (Aug 29, 2019 at 17:55)
et
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deln78 (Jul 7, 2019 at 10:34)
Did the upper part to am/pm. Amazing and eye-opening trail. Need to come back and do the rest.
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deln78 (Jul 7, 2019 at 10:34)
Did the upper part to am/pm. Amazing and eye-opening trail. Need to come back and do the rest.
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PNWKyle (May 27, 2019 at 20:58)
Trail HiHi
HiHi has been been logged and is not rideable. Recommend dropping onto the fire road after completing high side and connecting to high line to finish on Duncan’s.
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flipfantasia WORCA (May 28, 2019 at 6:24)
Trail HiHi
read the reports, High Side and HiHi have been marked as closed this spring. trail night tonight will complete the rebuild of HiHi.
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chubby5000 (Oct 20, 2018 at 12:29)
I found the first half of this trail up to the AM/PM intersection to be super difficult with tons of climbing and wasn’t really sure if it was worth the climb. But after that? Oooooooh Nelly!!!! So good. Little jumps and drops and rolls and slabs and berms and all the cool things about biking packed into one little descent.
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chubby5000 (Oct 20, 2018 at 12:29)
I found the first half of this trail up to the AM/PM intersection to be super difficult with tons of climbing and wasn’t really sure if it was worth the climb. But after that? Oooooooh Nelly!!!! So good. Little jumps and drops and rolls and slabs and berms and all the cool things about biking packed into one little descent.
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BrioHouseWhistler (Aug 27, 2018 at 16:30)
Trail Farside
Tree down across trail about 1km along from FSR
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BrioHouseWhistler (Aug 27, 2018 at 16:30)
Trail Farside
Tree down across trail about 1km along from FSR
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NovemberCharlie (Jun 17, 2018 at 17:09)
Trail High Side
I actually found this trail to be more technically challenging than SCAP, despite being blue rated it felt like a black in spots. Good and challenging for sure with some steep rooty drop offs and tight switchbacks up top leading to flowy fun down lower. Well worth the ride up no matter where you are accessing from.
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NovemberCharlie (Jun 17, 2018 at 17:09)
Trail High Side
I actually found this trail to be more technically challenging than SCAP, despite being blue rated it felt like a black in spots. Good and challenging for sure with some steep rooty drop offs and tight switchbacks up top leading to flowy fun down lower. Well worth the ride up no matter where you are accessing from.
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NovemberCharlie (Jun 17, 2018 at 17:03)
Much fun and well worth the climb. Fast and flowy, berms for days and few optional hits and jumps along the way. Nice and wide, could be riders climbing this trail too so keep your eyes open.
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NovemberCharlie (May 28, 2018 at 19:16)
This is an amazing trail, a must ride for the confident shredders out there. It is challenging for intermediate level riders, first timers can probably expect to do a little pushing in the steep climb sections as momentum is key but dont let that put you off. The downhill flow is epic! I will ride this trail again and again.
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NovemberCharlie (May 28, 2018 at 19:16)
This is an amazing trail, a must ride for the confident shredders out there. It is challenging for intermediate level riders, first timers can probably expect to do a little pushing in the steep climb sections as momentum is key but dont let that put you off. The downhill flow is epic! I will ride this trail again and again.
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aaronkoenig (Sep 16, 2017 at 8:56)
Mostly just a fast ripper with a few berms, switchbacks and jumps. Trail would be a good one to turn into a bit more of a jump trail like Galbraiths SST
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aaronkoenig (Jun 17, 2017 at 16:49)
Trail LSD
It's a relatively smooth trail easily ridden both ways by less aggressive riders. The quick flowy ride down is still fun for everybody, I just wish it was longer as trails rideable both ways in Whistler are few. Its quiet with just a rambling stream here and there and a few short bridges
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andrewbikeguide (Nov 19, 2016 at 16:36)
Trail Riverside
The first video associated with this trail is of the 'Riverside jumps" dirt jump lines in the Whistler Village (next to Car Park 2) and not actually anywhere near the trail named "Riverside". Can some PB-TF admin move the video please.
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andrewbikeguide (Nov 19, 2016 at 16:36)
Trail Riverside
The first video associated with this trail is of the 'Riverside jumps" dirt jump lines in the Whistler Village (next to Car Park 2) and not actually anywhere near the trail named "Riverside". Can some PB-TF admin move the video please.
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andrewbikeguide (Nov 19, 2016 at 16:36)
Trail Riverside
The first video associated with this trail is of the 'Riverside jumps" dirt jump lines in the Whistler Village (next to Car Park 2) and not actually anywhere near the trail named "Riverside". Can some PB-TF admin move the video please.
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andrewbikeguide (Nov 19, 2016 at 16:36)
Trail Riverside
The first video associated with this trail is of the 'Riverside jumps" dirt jump lines in the Whistler Village (next to Car Park 2) and not actually anywhere near the trail named "Riverside". Can some PB-TF admin move the video please.
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bcpunk CL (Aug 22, 2016 at 10:23)
This trail solidly puts the mountain biking back in mountain biking... sooo goooood. #IDon'tRidePark
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bcpunk CL (Aug 22, 2016 at 10:23)
This trail solidly puts the mountain biking back in mountain biking... sooo goooood. #IDon'tRidePark
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boomforeal (Aug 24, 2014 at 21:47)
this trail f*cking rules
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boomforeal (Aug 24, 2014 at 21:47)
this trail f*cking rules
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flipfantasia WORCA (Jul 29, 2014 at 11:46)
riders also climb this trail, keep your head up when descending
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flipfantasia WORCA (Jul 29, 2014 at 11:40)
Trail Farside
this is a multi-use trail, not biking primary.
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flipfantasia WORCA (Jul 29, 2014 at 11:40)
Trail Farside
this is a multi-use trail, not biking primary.
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flipfantasia WORCA (Jul 29, 2014 at 11:39)
Trail Riverside
this is a multi-use, 2-way trail, not biking/uphill primary
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flipfantasia WORCA (Jul 29, 2014 at 11:39)
Trail Riverside
this is a multi-use, 2-way trail, not biking/uphill primary
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flipfantasia WORCA (Jul 29, 2014 at 11:39)
Trail Riverside
this is a multi-use, 2-way trail, not biking/uphill primary
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flipfantasia WORCA (Jul 29, 2014 at 11:39)
Trail Riverside
this is a multi-use, 2-way trail, not biking/uphill primary
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for 1.5 hour Function Trails Loop - Med to Hard Difficulty mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,962 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,962 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,972 ft
  • Grade max
    -44.9%
  • Grade min
    74.1%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,281 ft
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