4.2 miles
Distance
345 ft
Climb
-361 ft
Descent
2,295 ft
High Point

A River Runs Through It is a super unique trail featuring awesome west coast trail building. It is a relatively flat trail (by Whistler standards) that has playful lines and many many features to test your riding skills on. There are ride-arounds for most of these features and because of this even if you are an intermediate rider you will still likely be able to navigate this trail and have some good fun and test your skills at the same time. There are many ways to access this ride, but for simplicity sake we have you starting and finishing at Rainbow Park, which means you can jump in Alta lake after your ride If you decided to start at Rainbow, simply follow Westside Road east until you get to the trail-head for A River Runs Through it.

Alternate Access From Village (If you do not want to drive over to Rainbow Park to start the ride): From the Village, ride to the end of Lorimer Rd and cross the tracks. Almost immediately after crossing the tracks, turn left onto a dirt road and follow this for a couple of kilometers to an old gravel pit. You will continue for another 100 meters and look for a well signed trail head on your left (if you reach Alta Lake Rd you've gone too far). A final variation of the approach to the trailhead is to ride Emerald Forest to Alta Lake Rd, and on to the trailhead of A River Runs Through It. To return to your starting point after riding A River Runs Through It simply follow the Valley Trail back to Lorimer Rd.

Detailed Description
A River Runs Through It - Whistler, BC - Advanced Mountain Bike Route is a 4 mile popular expert 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 12 trails. This route climbs 345 ft with a max elevation of 2,295 ft then descends -361 ft.
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170 Reviews & Comments

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KarinB (Sep 27, 2020 at 20:16)
Loved this trail, even though I'm a beginner. Lots of technical stuff, great to practice roots and bridges, so many bridges. Had to walk my bike a lot but also overcame some of my fear for bridges - a win!
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KarinB (Sep 27, 2020 at 20:16)
Loved this trail, even though I'm a beginner. Lots of technical stuff, great to practice roots and bridges, so many bridges. Had to walk my bike a lot but also overcame some of my fear for bridges - a win!
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KarinB (Sep 27, 2020 at 20:16)
Loved this trail, even though I'm a beginner. Lots of technical stuff, great to practice roots and bridges, so many bridges. Had to walk my bike a lot but also overcame some of my fear for bridges - a win!
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KarinB (Sep 27, 2020 at 20:16)
Loved this trail, even though I'm a beginner. Lots of technical stuff, great to practice roots and bridges, so many bridges. Had to walk my bike a lot but also overcame some of my fear for bridges - a win!
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KarinB (Sep 27, 2020 at 20:16)
Loved this trail, even though I'm a beginner. Lots of technical stuff, great to practice roots and bridges, so many bridges. Had to walk my bike a lot but also overcame some of my fear for bridges - a win!
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KarinB (Sep 27, 2020 at 20:16)
Loved this trail, even though I'm a beginner. Lots of technical stuff, great to practice roots and bridges, so many bridges. Had to walk my bike a lot but also overcame some of my fear for bridges - a win!
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KarinB (Sep 27, 2020 at 20:16)
Loved this trail, even though I'm a beginner. Lots of technical stuff, great to practice roots and bridges, so many bridges. Had to walk my bike a lot but also overcame some of my fear for bridges - a win!
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KarinB (Sep 27, 2020 at 20:16)
Loved this trail, even though I'm a beginner. Lots of technical stuff, great to practice roots and bridges, so many bridges. Had to walk my bike a lot but also overcame some of my fear for bridges - a win!
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KarinB (Sep 27, 2020 at 20:16)
Loved this trail, even though I'm a beginner. Lots of technical stuff, great to practice roots and bridges, so many bridges. Had to walk my bike a lot but also overcame some of my fear for bridges - a win!
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KarinB (Sep 27, 2020 at 20:16)
Loved this trail, even though I'm a beginner. Lots of technical stuff, great to practice roots and bridges, so many bridges. Had to walk my bike a lot but also overcame some of my fear for bridges - a win!
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chubby5000 (Nov 9, 2019 at 8:17)
Just rode this again twice yesterday in either direction. Preferred North to South and still love it. I can ride 98% of the trails out there, but as an XC guy at heart, this is in my top 5 trails in Whistler.
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chubby5000 (Nov 9, 2019 at 8:17)
Just rode this again twice yesterday in either direction. Preferred North to South and still love it. I can ride 98% of the trails out there, but as an XC guy at heart, this is in my top 5 trails in Whistler.
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chubby5000 (Nov 9, 2019 at 8:17)
Just rode this again twice yesterday in either direction. Preferred North to South and still love it. I can ride 98% of the trails out there, but as an XC guy at heart, this is in my top 5 trails in Whistler.
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chubby5000 (Nov 9, 2019 at 8:17)
Just rode this again twice yesterday in either direction. Preferred North to South and still love it. I can ride 98% of the trails out there, but as an XC guy at heart, this is in my top 5 trails in Whistler.
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chubby5000 (Nov 9, 2019 at 8:17)
Just rode this again twice yesterday in either direction. Preferred North to South and still love it. I can ride 98% of the trails out there, but as an XC guy at heart, this is in my top 5 trails in Whistler.
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chubby5000 (Nov 9, 2019 at 8:17)
Just rode this again twice yesterday in either direction. Preferred North to South and still love it. I can ride 98% of the trails out there, but as an XC guy at heart, this is in my top 5 trails in Whistler.
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chubby5000 (Nov 9, 2019 at 8:17)
Just rode this again twice yesterday in either direction. Preferred North to South and still love it. I can ride 98% of the trails out there, but as an XC guy at heart, this is in my top 5 trails in Whistler.
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chubby5000 (Nov 9, 2019 at 8:17)
Just rode this again twice yesterday in either direction. Preferred North to South and still love it. I can ride 98% of the trails out there, but as an XC guy at heart, this is in my top 5 trails in Whistler.
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chubby5000 (Nov 9, 2019 at 8:17)
Just rode this again twice yesterday in either direction. Preferred North to South and still love it. I can ride 98% of the trails out there, but as an XC guy at heart, this is in my top 5 trails in Whistler.
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chubby5000 (Nov 9, 2019 at 8:17)
Just rode this again twice yesterday in either direction. Preferred North to South and still love it. I can ride 98% of the trails out there, but as an XC guy at heart, this is in my top 5 trails in Whistler.
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gdtrfb8 (Aug 13, 2019 at 17:14)
Just rode it for first time and I love this trail! Huge variety of wood features, and techy roots and rocks here and there too. I would definitely consider this BLUE-BLACK, not blue, since many sections require riding (or waking) relatively difficult wood features. YMMV depending on your slow speed skills. For me it was perfect level of difficulty, but my partner struggled a bit. If I lived here I would ride this regularly as a skill-building exercise with long-term goal of cleaning everything that’s whole (one double-black section had piece broken out of it and another had exposed nails with flagging on them).
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gdtrfb8 (Aug 13, 2019 at 17:14)
Just rode it for first time and I love this trail! Huge variety of wood features, and techy roots and rocks here and there too. I would definitely consider this BLUE-BLACK, not blue, since many sections require riding (or waking) relatively difficult wood features. YMMV depending on your slow speed skills. For me it was perfect level of difficulty, but my partner struggled a bit. If I lived here I would ride this regularly as a skill-building exercise with long-term goal of cleaning everything that’s whole (one double-black section had piece broken out of it and another had exposed nails with flagging on them).
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gdtrfb8 (Aug 13, 2019 at 17:14)
Just rode it for first time and I love this trail! Huge variety of wood features, and techy roots and rocks here and there too. I would definitely consider this BLUE-BLACK, not blue, since many sections require riding (or waking) relatively difficult wood features. YMMV depending on your slow speed skills. For me it was perfect level of difficulty, but my partner struggled a bit. If I lived here I would ride this regularly as a skill-building exercise with long-term goal of cleaning everything that’s whole (one double-black section had piece broken out of it and another had exposed nails with flagging on them).
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gdtrfb8 (Aug 13, 2019 at 17:14)
Just rode it for first time and I love this trail! Huge variety of wood features, and techy roots and rocks here and there too. I would definitely consider this BLUE-BLACK, not blue, since many sections require riding (or waking) relatively difficult wood features. YMMV depending on your slow speed skills. For me it was perfect level of difficulty, but my partner struggled a bit. If I lived here I would ride this regularly as a skill-building exercise with long-term goal of cleaning everything that’s whole (one double-black section had piece broken out of it and another had exposed nails with flagging on them).
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gdtrfb8 (Aug 13, 2019 at 17:14)
Just rode it for first time and I love this trail! Huge variety of wood features, and techy roots and rocks here and there too. I would definitely consider this BLUE-BLACK, not blue, since many sections require riding (or waking) relatively difficult wood features. YMMV depending on your slow speed skills. For me it was perfect level of difficulty, but my partner struggled a bit. If I lived here I would ride this regularly as a skill-building exercise with long-term goal of cleaning everything that’s whole (one double-black section had piece broken out of it and another had exposed nails with flagging on them).
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gdtrfb8 (Aug 13, 2019 at 17:14)
Just rode it for first time and I love this trail! Huge variety of wood features, and techy roots and rocks here and there too. I would definitely consider this BLUE-BLACK, not blue, since many sections require riding (or waking) relatively difficult wood features. YMMV depending on your slow speed skills. For me it was perfect level of difficulty, but my partner struggled a bit. If I lived here I would ride this regularly as a skill-building exercise with long-term goal of cleaning everything that’s whole (one double-black section had piece broken out of it and another had exposed nails with flagging on them).
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gdtrfb8 (Aug 13, 2019 at 17:14)
Just rode it for first time and I love this trail! Huge variety of wood features, and techy roots and rocks here and there too. I would definitely consider this BLUE-BLACK, not blue, since many sections require riding (or waking) relatively difficult wood features. YMMV depending on your slow speed skills. For me it was perfect level of difficulty, but my partner struggled a bit. If I lived here I would ride this regularly as a skill-building exercise with long-term goal of cleaning everything that’s whole (one double-black section had piece broken out of it and another had exposed nails with flagging on them).
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gdtrfb8 (Aug 13, 2019 at 17:14)
Just rode it for first time and I love this trail! Huge variety of wood features, and techy roots and rocks here and there too. I would definitely consider this BLUE-BLACK, not blue, since many sections require riding (or waking) relatively difficult wood features. YMMV depending on your slow speed skills. For me it was perfect level of difficulty, but my partner struggled a bit. If I lived here I would ride this regularly as a skill-building exercise with long-term goal of cleaning everything that’s whole (one double-black section had piece broken out of it and another had exposed nails with flagging on them).
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gdtrfb8 (Aug 13, 2019 at 17:14)
Just rode it for first time and I love this trail! Huge variety of wood features, and techy roots and rocks here and there too. I would definitely consider this BLUE-BLACK, not blue, since many sections require riding (or waking) relatively difficult wood features. YMMV depending on your slow speed skills. For me it was perfect level of difficulty, but my partner struggled a bit. If I lived here I would ride this regularly as a skill-building exercise with long-term goal of cleaning everything that’s whole (one double-black section had piece broken out of it and another had exposed nails with flagging on them).
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gdtrfb8 (Aug 13, 2019 at 17:14)
Just rode it for first time and I love this trail! Huge variety of wood features, and techy roots and rocks here and there too. I would definitely consider this BLUE-BLACK, not blue, since many sections require riding (or waking) relatively difficult wood features. YMMV depending on your slow speed skills. For me it was perfect level of difficulty, but my partner struggled a bit. If I lived here I would ride this regularly as a skill-building exercise with long-term goal of cleaning everything that’s whole (one double-black section had piece broken out of it and another had exposed nails with flagging on them).
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Cardiograph (Jul 21, 2019 at 15:40)
Trail Forks says BLUE, signage says BLACK. I’d say DARK BLUE - many chicken trails avail if you want to avoid the tough stuff.
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Cardiograph (Jul 21, 2019 at 15:40)
Trail Forks says BLUE, signage says BLACK. I’d say DARK BLUE - many chicken trails avail if you want to avoid the tough stuff.
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Cardiograph (Jul 21, 2019 at 15:40)
Trail Forks says BLUE, signage says BLACK. I’d say DARK BLUE - many chicken trails avail if you want to avoid the tough stuff.
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Cardiograph (Jul 21, 2019 at 15:40)
Trail Forks says BLUE, signage says BLACK. I’d say DARK BLUE - many chicken trails avail if you want to avoid the tough stuff.
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Cardiograph (Jul 21, 2019 at 15:40)
Trail Forks says BLUE, signage says BLACK. I’d say DARK BLUE - many chicken trails avail if you want to avoid the tough stuff.
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Cardiograph (Jul 21, 2019 at 15:40)
Trail Forks says BLUE, signage says BLACK. I’d say DARK BLUE - many chicken trails avail if you want to avoid the tough stuff.
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Cardiograph (Jul 21, 2019 at 15:40)
Trail Forks says BLUE, signage says BLACK. I’d say DARK BLUE - many chicken trails avail if you want to avoid the tough stuff.
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Cardiograph (Jul 21, 2019 at 15:40)
Trail Forks says BLUE, signage says BLACK. I’d say DARK BLUE - many chicken trails avail if you want to avoid the tough stuff.
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Cardiograph (Jul 21, 2019 at 15:40)
Trail Forks says BLUE, signage says BLACK. I’d say DARK BLUE - many chicken trails avail if you want to avoid the tough stuff.
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Cardiograph (Jul 21, 2019 at 15:40)
Trail Forks says BLUE, signage says BLACK. I’d say DARK BLUE - many chicken trails avail if you want to avoid the tough stuff.
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ashgo (Jul 6, 2019 at 21:15)
Fun trail. Challenging in the rain!! Trailforks rates it blue but it is marked black at trailhead (like many trails on the west and north side). As an out-of-towner in a wet day it felt black to me!
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ashgo (Jul 6, 2019 at 21:15)
Fun trail. Challenging in the rain!! Trailforks rates it blue but it is marked black at trailhead (like many trails on the west and north side). As an out-of-towner in a wet day it felt black to me!
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ashgo (Jul 6, 2019 at 21:15)
Fun trail. Challenging in the rain!! Trailforks rates it blue but it is marked black at trailhead (like many trails on the west and north side). As an out-of-towner in a wet day it felt black to me!
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ashgo (Jul 6, 2019 at 21:15)
Fun trail. Challenging in the rain!! Trailforks rates it blue but it is marked black at trailhead (like many trails on the west and north side). As an out-of-towner in a wet day it felt black to me!
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ashgo (Jul 6, 2019 at 21:15)
Fun trail. Challenging in the rain!! Trailforks rates it blue but it is marked black at trailhead (like many trails on the west and north side). As an out-of-towner in a wet day it felt black to me!
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ashgo (Jul 6, 2019 at 21:15)
Fun trail. Challenging in the rain!! Trailforks rates it blue but it is marked black at trailhead (like many trails on the west and north side). As an out-of-towner in a wet day it felt black to me!
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ashgo (Jul 6, 2019 at 21:15)
Fun trail. Challenging in the rain!! Trailforks rates it blue but it is marked black at trailhead (like many trails on the west and north side). As an out-of-towner in a wet day it felt black to me!
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ashgo (Jul 6, 2019 at 21:15)
Fun trail. Challenging in the rain!! Trailforks rates it blue but it is marked black at trailhead (like many trails on the west and north side). As an out-of-towner in a wet day it felt black to me!
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ashgo (Jul 6, 2019 at 21:15)
Fun trail. Challenging in the rain!! Trailforks rates it blue but it is marked black at trailhead (like many trails on the west and north side). As an out-of-towner in a wet day it felt black to me!
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ashgo (Jul 6, 2019 at 21:15)
Fun trail. Challenging in the rain!! Trailforks rates it blue but it is marked black at trailhead (like many trails on the west and north side). As an out-of-towner in a wet day it felt black to me!
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jsnswt (Sep 7, 2018 at 18:51)
super fun and technical parts! don’t blame the trail for what you can’t ride. I didn’t
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jsnswt (Sep 7, 2018 at 18:51)
super fun and technical parts! don’t blame the trail for what you can’t ride. I didn’t
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jsnswt (Sep 7, 2018 at 18:51)
super fun and technical parts! don’t blame the trail for what you can’t ride. I didn’t
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jsnswt (Sep 7, 2018 at 18:51)
super fun and technical parts! don’t blame the trail for what you can’t ride. I didn’t
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jsnswt (Sep 7, 2018 at 18:51)
super fun and technical parts! don’t blame the trail for what you can’t ride. I didn’t
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jsnswt (Sep 7, 2018 at 18:51)
super fun and technical parts! don’t blame the trail for what you can’t ride. I didn’t
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jsnswt (Sep 7, 2018 at 18:51)
super fun and technical parts! don’t blame the trail for what you can’t ride. I didn’t
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jsnswt (Sep 7, 2018 at 18:51)
super fun and technical parts! don’t blame the trail for what you can’t ride. I didn’t
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jsnswt (Sep 7, 2018 at 18:51)
super fun and technical parts! don’t blame the trail for what you can’t ride. I didn’t
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jsnswt (Sep 7, 2018 at 18:51)
super fun and technical parts! don’t blame the trail for what you can’t ride. I didn’t
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chubby5000 (Sep 1, 2018 at 22:29)
This is such a fun techy XC trail. There’s a ton of challenging skinnies that are high(ish) off the ground and some awesome archaic drops to flat that would require late ‘90’s pedal drops the get off them. They just make you laugh when you see them. Great trail.
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chubby5000 (Sep 1, 2018 at 22:29)
This is such a fun techy XC trail. There’s a ton of challenging skinnies that are high(ish) off the ground and some awesome archaic drops to flat that would require late ‘90’s pedal drops the get off them. They just make you laugh when you see them. Great trail.
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chubby5000 (Sep 1, 2018 at 22:29)
This is such a fun techy XC trail. There’s a ton of challenging skinnies that are high(ish) off the ground and some awesome archaic drops to flat that would require late ‘90’s pedal drops the get off them. They just make you laugh when you see them. Great trail.
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chubby5000 (Sep 1, 2018 at 22:29)
This is such a fun techy XC trail. There’s a ton of challenging skinnies that are high(ish) off the ground and some awesome archaic drops to flat that would require late ‘90’s pedal drops the get off them. They just make you laugh when you see them. Great trail.
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chubby5000 (Sep 1, 2018 at 22:29)
This is such a fun techy XC trail. There’s a ton of challenging skinnies that are high(ish) off the ground and some awesome archaic drops to flat that would require late ‘90’s pedal drops the get off them. They just make you laugh when you see them. Great trail.
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chubby5000 (Sep 1, 2018 at 22:29)
This is such a fun techy XC trail. There’s a ton of challenging skinnies that are high(ish) off the ground and some awesome archaic drops to flat that would require late ‘90’s pedal drops the get off them. They just make you laugh when you see them. Great trail.
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chubby5000 (Sep 1, 2018 at 22:29)
This is such a fun techy XC trail. There’s a ton of challenging skinnies that are high(ish) off the ground and some awesome archaic drops to flat that would require late ‘90’s pedal drops the get off them. They just make you laugh when you see them. Great trail.
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chubby5000 (Sep 1, 2018 at 22:29)
This is such a fun techy XC trail. There’s a ton of challenging skinnies that are high(ish) off the ground and some awesome archaic drops to flat that would require late ‘90’s pedal drops the get off them. They just make you laugh when you see them. Great trail.
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chubby5000 (Sep 1, 2018 at 22:29)
This is such a fun techy XC trail. There’s a ton of challenging skinnies that are high(ish) off the ground and some awesome archaic drops to flat that would require late ‘90’s pedal drops the get off them. They just make you laugh when you see them. Great trail.
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chubby5000 (Sep 1, 2018 at 22:29)
This is such a fun techy XC trail. There’s a ton of challenging skinnies that are high(ish) off the ground and some awesome archaic drops to flat that would require late ‘90’s pedal drops the get off them. They just make you laugh when you see them. Great trail.
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Flow-Ryder (Aug 26, 2018 at 19:03)
And everything works if you have the skill and the guts! Just because you are unskilled doesn't and can't ride something doesn't mean it's "dumb and janky". Some of the coolest woodwork in the sea to sky! Bring your a game if you want to clean everything. Big toothpicks up in the air to ride along.
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Flow-Ryder (Aug 26, 2018 at 19:03)
And everything works if you have the skill and the guts! Just because you are unskilled doesn't and can't ride something doesn't mean it's "dumb and janky". Some of the coolest woodwork in the sea to sky! Bring your a game if you want to clean everything. Big toothpicks up in the air to ride along.
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Flow-Ryder (Aug 26, 2018 at 19:03)
And everything works if you have the skill and the guts! Just because you are unskilled doesn't and can't ride something doesn't mean it's "dumb and janky". Some of the coolest woodwork in the sea to sky! Bring your a game if you want to clean everything. Big toothpicks up in the air to ride along.
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Flow-Ryder (Aug 26, 2018 at 19:03)
And everything works if you have the skill and the guts! Just because you are unskilled doesn't and can't ride something doesn't mean it's "dumb and janky". Some of the coolest woodwork in the sea to sky! Bring your a game if you want to clean everything. Big toothpicks up in the air to ride along.
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Flow-Ryder (Aug 26, 2018 at 19:03)
And everything works if you have the skill and the guts! Just because you are unskilled doesn't and can't ride something doesn't mean it's "dumb and janky". Some of the coolest woodwork in the sea to sky! Bring your a game if you want to clean everything. Big toothpicks up in the air to ride along.
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Flow-Ryder (Aug 26, 2018 at 19:03)
And everything works if you have the skill and the guts! Just because you are unskilled doesn't and can't ride something doesn't mean it's "dumb and janky". Some of the coolest woodwork in the sea to sky! Bring your a game if you want to clean everything. Big toothpicks up in the air to ride along.
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Flow-Ryder (Aug 26, 2018 at 19:03)
And everything works if you have the skill and the guts! Just because you are unskilled doesn't and can't ride something doesn't mean it's "dumb and janky". Some of the coolest woodwork in the sea to sky! Bring your a game if you want to clean everything. Big toothpicks up in the air to ride along.
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Flow-Ryder (Aug 26, 2018 at 19:03)
And everything works if you have the skill and the guts! Just because you are unskilled doesn't and can't ride something doesn't mean it's "dumb and janky". Some of the coolest woodwork in the sea to sky! Bring your a game if you want to clean everything. Big toothpicks up in the air to ride along.
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Flow-Ryder (Aug 26, 2018 at 19:03)
And everything works if you have the skill and the guts! Just because you are unskilled doesn't and can't ride something doesn't mean it's "dumb and janky". Some of the coolest woodwork in the sea to sky! Bring your a game if you want to clean everything. Big toothpicks up in the air to ride along.
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Flow-Ryder (Aug 26, 2018 at 19:03)
And everything works if you have the skill and the guts! Just because you are unskilled doesn't and can't ride something doesn't mean it's "dumb and janky". Some of the coolest woodwork in the sea to sky! Bring your a game if you want to clean everything. Big toothpicks up in the air to ride along.
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Flow-Ryder (Aug 26, 2018 at 18:58)
The skinnies are the best!!!
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Flow-Ryder (Aug 26, 2018 at 18:58)
The skinnies are the best!!!
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Flow-Ryder (Aug 26, 2018 at 18:58)
The skinnies are the best!!!
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Flow-Ryder (Aug 26, 2018 at 18:58)
The skinnies are the best!!!
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Flow-Ryder (Aug 26, 2018 at 18:58)
The skinnies are the best!!!
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Flow-Ryder (Aug 26, 2018 at 18:58)
The skinnies are the best!!!
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Flow-Ryder (Aug 26, 2018 at 18:58)
The skinnies are the best!!!
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Flow-Ryder (Aug 26, 2018 at 18:58)
The skinnies are the best!!!
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Flow-Ryder (Aug 26, 2018 at 18:58)
The skinnies are the best!!!
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Flow-Ryder (Aug 26, 2018 at 18:58)
The skinnies are the best!!!
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davidwarner (Jul 8, 2018 at 22:34)
The flooded area half way down RRTI south is, for the most part, gone now and you can now keep track of the trail. However, the flooding has left a very muddy patch that you will have to do a short hike a bike over. Other than that, RRTI is in very good shape.
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davidwarner (Jul 8, 2018 at 22:34)
The flooded area half way down RRTI south is, for the most part, gone now and you can now keep track of the trail. However, the flooding has left a very muddy patch that you will have to do a short hike a bike over. Other than that, RRTI is in very good shape.
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davidwarner (Jul 8, 2018 at 22:34)
The flooded area half way down RRTI south is, for the most part, gone now and you can now keep track of the trail. However, the flooding has left a very muddy patch that you will have to do a short hike a bike over. Other than that, RRTI is in very good shape.
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davidwarner (Jul 8, 2018 at 22:34)
The flooded area half way down RRTI south is, for the most part, gone now and you can now keep track of the trail. However, the flooding has left a very muddy patch that you will have to do a short hike a bike over. Other than that, RRTI is in very good shape.
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davidwarner (Jul 8, 2018 at 22:34)
The flooded area half way down RRTI south is, for the most part, gone now and you can now keep track of the trail. However, the flooding has left a very muddy patch that you will have to do a short hike a bike over. Other than that, RRTI is in very good shape.
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davidwarner (Jul 8, 2018 at 22:34)
The flooded area half way down RRTI south is, for the most part, gone now and you can now keep track of the trail. However, the flooding has left a very muddy patch that you will have to do a short hike a bike over. Other than that, RRTI is in very good shape.
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davidwarner (Jul 8, 2018 at 22:34)
The flooded area half way down RRTI south is, for the most part, gone now and you can now keep track of the trail. However, the flooding has left a very muddy patch that you will have to do a short hike a bike over. Other than that, RRTI is in very good shape.
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davidwarner (Jul 8, 2018 at 22:34)
The flooded area half way down RRTI south is, for the most part, gone now and you can now keep track of the trail. However, the flooding has left a very muddy patch that you will have to do a short hike a bike over. Other than that, RRTI is in very good shape.
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davidwarner (Jul 8, 2018 at 22:34)
The flooded area half way down RRTI south is, for the most part, gone now and you can now keep track of the trail. However, the flooding has left a very muddy patch that you will have to do a short hike a bike over. Other than that, RRTI is in very good shape.
[Reply]
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davidwarner (Jul 8, 2018 at 22:34)
The flooded area half way down RRTI south is, for the most part, gone now and you can now keep track of the trail. However, the flooding has left a very muddy patch that you will have to do a short hike a bike over. Other than that, RRTI is in very good shape.
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NovemberCharlie (May 17, 2018 at 20:20)
Trail was in decent shape today but the river is high, too high at one point about 2/3 of the way in (about two minutes after the main bridge crossing). This forced me to turn back to Rainbow Express and link up to the last section via that route. Riders with more experience may know how and where to cross the water safely but the alternate route was well worth it. The recently improved sections and wooden features are really cool.
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NovemberCharlie (May 17, 2018 at 20:20)
Trail was in decent shape today but the river is high, too high at one point about 2/3 of the way in (about two minutes after the main bridge crossing). This forced me to turn back to Rainbow Express and link up to the last section via that route. Riders with more experience may know how and where to cross the water safely but the alternate route was well worth it. The recently improved sections and wooden features are really cool.
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NovemberCharlie (May 17, 2018 at 20:20)
Trail was in decent shape today but the river is high, too high at one point about 2/3 of the way in (about two minutes after the main bridge crossing). This forced me to turn back to Rainbow Express and link up to the last section via that route. Riders with more experience may know how and where to cross the water safely but the alternate route was well worth it. The recently improved sections and wooden features are really cool.
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NovemberCharlie (May 17, 2018 at 20:20)
Trail was in decent shape today but the river is high, too high at one point about 2/3 of the way in (about two minutes after the main bridge crossing). This forced me to turn back to Rainbow Express and link up to the last section via that route. Riders with more experience may know how and where to cross the water safely but the alternate route was well worth it. The recently improved sections and wooden features are really cool.
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NovemberCharlie (May 17, 2018 at 20:20)
Trail was in decent shape today but the river is high, too high at one point about 2/3 of the way in (about two minutes after the main bridge crossing). This forced me to turn back to Rainbow Express and link up to the last section via that route. Riders with more experience may know how and where to cross the water safely but the alternate route was well worth it. The recently improved sections and wooden features are really cool.
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NovemberCharlie (May 17, 2018 at 20:20)
Trail was in decent shape today but the river is high, too high at one point about 2/3 of the way in (about two minutes after the main bridge crossing). This forced me to turn back to Rainbow Express and link up to the last section via that route. Riders with more experience may know how and where to cross the water safely but the alternate route was well worth it. The recently improved sections and wooden features are really cool.
[Reply]
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NovemberCharlie (May 17, 2018 at 20:20)
Trail was in decent shape today but the river is high, too high at one point about 2/3 of the way in (about two minutes after the main bridge crossing). This forced me to turn back to Rainbow Express and link up to the last section via that route. Riders with more experience may know how and where to cross the water safely but the alternate route was well worth it. The recently improved sections and wooden features are really cool.
[Reply]
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NovemberCharlie (May 17, 2018 at 20:20)
Trail was in decent shape today but the river is high, too high at one point about 2/3 of the way in (about two minutes after the main bridge crossing). This forced me to turn back to Rainbow Express and link up to the last section via that route. Riders with more experience may know how and where to cross the water safely but the alternate route was well worth it. The recently improved sections and wooden features are really cool.
[Reply]
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NovemberCharlie (May 17, 2018 at 20:20)
Trail was in decent shape today but the river is high, too high at one point about 2/3 of the way in (about two minutes after the main bridge crossing). This forced me to turn back to Rainbow Express and link up to the last section via that route. Riders with more experience may know how and where to cross the water safely but the alternate route was well worth it. The recently improved sections and wooden features are really cool.
[Reply]
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NovemberCharlie (May 17, 2018 at 20:20)
Trail was in decent shape today but the river is high, too high at one point about 2/3 of the way in (about two minutes after the main bridge crossing). This forced me to turn back to Rainbow Express and link up to the last section via that route. Riders with more experience may know how and where to cross the water safely but the alternate route was well worth it. The recently improved sections and wooden features are really cool.
[Reply]
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bbbrad (Oct 7, 2017 at 21:46)
Great condition today, wooden features not too slick
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bbbrad (Oct 7, 2017 at 21:46)
Great condition today, wooden features not too slick
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bbbrad (Oct 7, 2017 at 21:46)
Great condition today, wooden features not too slick
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bbbrad (Oct 7, 2017 at 21:46)
Great condition today, wooden features not too slick
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bbbrad (Oct 7, 2017 at 21:46)
Great condition today, wooden features not too slick
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bbbrad (Oct 7, 2017 at 21:46)
Great condition today, wooden features not too slick
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bbbrad (Oct 7, 2017 at 21:46)
Great condition today, wooden features not too slick
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bbbrad (Oct 7, 2017 at 21:46)
Great condition today, wooden features not too slick
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bbbrad (Oct 7, 2017 at 21:46)
Great condition today, wooden features not too slick
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bbbrad (Oct 7, 2017 at 21:46)
Great condition today, wooden features not too slick
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mohinder (Jul 1, 2017 at 13:56)
Don't let the first flow section fool you. If you're looking for an XC grind, this trail is for you. Not sure why its rated as a black. Also consists of uphill skinny drops to flat and other dumb janky wood features that don't really work. Whoever built them was stoned.
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mohinder (Jul 1, 2017 at 13:56)
Don't let the first flow section fool you. If you're looking for an XC grind, this trail is for you. Not sure why its rated as a black. Also consists of uphill skinny drops to flat and other dumb janky wood features that don't really work. Whoever built them was stoned.
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mohinder (Jul 1, 2017 at 13:56)
Don't let the first flow section fool you. If you're looking for an XC grind, this trail is for you. Not sure why its rated as a black. Also consists of uphill skinny drops to flat and other dumb janky wood features that don't really work. Whoever built them was stoned.
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mohinder (Jul 1, 2017 at 13:56)
Don't let the first flow section fool you. If you're looking for an XC grind, this trail is for you. Not sure why its rated as a black. Also consists of uphill skinny drops to flat and other dumb janky wood features that don't really work. Whoever built them was stoned.
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mohinder (Jul 1, 2017 at 13:56)
Don't let the first flow section fool you. If you're looking for an XC grind, this trail is for you. Not sure why its rated as a black. Also consists of uphill skinny drops to flat and other dumb janky wood features that don't really work. Whoever built them was stoned.
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mohinder (Jul 1, 2017 at 13:56)
Don't let the first flow section fool you. If you're looking for an XC grind, this trail is for you. Not sure why its rated as a black. Also consists of uphill skinny drops to flat and other dumb janky wood features that don't really work. Whoever built them was stoned.
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mohinder (Jul 1, 2017 at 13:56)
Don't let the first flow section fool you. If you're looking for an XC grind, this trail is for you. Not sure why its rated as a black. Also consists of uphill skinny drops to flat and other dumb janky wood features that don't really work. Whoever built them was stoned.
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mohinder (Jul 1, 2017 at 13:56)
Don't let the first flow section fool you. If you're looking for an XC grind, this trail is for you. Not sure why its rated as a black. Also consists of uphill skinny drops to flat and other dumb janky wood features that don't really work. Whoever built them was stoned.
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mohinder (Jul 1, 2017 at 13:56)
Don't let the first flow section fool you. If you're looking for an XC grind, this trail is for you. Not sure why its rated as a black. Also consists of uphill skinny drops to flat and other dumb janky wood features that don't really work. Whoever built them was stoned.
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mohinder (Jul 1, 2017 at 13:56)
Don't let the first flow section fool you. If you're looking for an XC grind, this trail is for you. Not sure why its rated as a black. Also consists of uphill skinny drops to flat and other dumb janky wood features that don't really work. Whoever built them was stoned.
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aaronkoenig (Jun 21, 2017 at 12:52)
This trail has seen a bunch of work on it in the last year especially on the section North of and including the Barts Dark section. It still has the same style ladders/bridges/stunts as before, but built to a more modern standard. It can also now be better ridden North from Bart's Dark which helps return back towards Alpine from the Westside network. I'm hoping they continue to work on this trail this summer.
[Reply]
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aaronkoenig (Jun 21, 2017 at 12:52)
This trail has seen a bunch of work on it in the last year especially on the section North of and including the Barts Dark section. It still has the same style ladders/bridges/stunts as before, but built to a more modern standard. It can also now be better ridden North from Bart's Dark which helps return back towards Alpine from the Westside network. I'm hoping they continue to work on this trail this summer.
[Reply]
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aaronkoenig (Jun 21, 2017 at 12:52)
This trail has seen a bunch of work on it in the last year especially on the section North of and including the Barts Dark section. It still has the same style ladders/bridges/stunts as before, but built to a more modern standard. It can also now be better ridden North from Bart's Dark which helps return back towards Alpine from the Westside network. I'm hoping they continue to work on this trail this summer.
[Reply]
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aaronkoenig (Jun 21, 2017 at 12:52)
This trail has seen a bunch of work on it in the last year especially on the section North of and including the Barts Dark section. It still has the same style ladders/bridges/stunts as before, but built to a more modern standard. It can also now be better ridden North from Bart's Dark which helps return back towards Alpine from the Westside network. I'm hoping they continue to work on this trail this summer.
[Reply]
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aaronkoenig (Jun 21, 2017 at 12:52)
This trail has seen a bunch of work on it in the last year especially on the section North of and including the Barts Dark section. It still has the same style ladders/bridges/stunts as before, but built to a more modern standard. It can also now be better ridden North from Bart's Dark which helps return back towards Alpine from the Westside network. I'm hoping they continue to work on this trail this summer.
[Reply]
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aaronkoenig (Jun 21, 2017 at 12:52)
This trail has seen a bunch of work on it in the last year especially on the section North of and including the Barts Dark section. It still has the same style ladders/bridges/stunts as before, but built to a more modern standard. It can also now be better ridden North from Bart's Dark which helps return back towards Alpine from the Westside network. I'm hoping they continue to work on this trail this summer.
[Reply]
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aaronkoenig (Jun 21, 2017 at 12:52)
This trail has seen a bunch of work on it in the last year especially on the section North of and including the Barts Dark section. It still has the same style ladders/bridges/stunts as before, but built to a more modern standard. It can also now be better ridden North from Bart's Dark which helps return back towards Alpine from the Westside network. I'm hoping they continue to work on this trail this summer.
[Reply]
  • + 1
aaronkoenig (Jun 21, 2017 at 12:52)
This trail has seen a bunch of work on it in the last year especially on the section North of and including the Barts Dark section. It still has the same style ladders/bridges/stunts as before, but built to a more modern standard. It can also now be better ridden North from Bart's Dark which helps return back towards Alpine from the Westside network. I'm hoping they continue to work on this trail this summer.
[Reply]
  • + 1
aaronkoenig (Jun 21, 2017 at 12:52)
This trail has seen a bunch of work on it in the last year especially on the section North of and including the Barts Dark section. It still has the same style ladders/bridges/stunts as before, but built to a more modern standard. It can also now be better ridden North from Bart's Dark which helps return back towards Alpine from the Westside network. I'm hoping they continue to work on this trail this summer.
[Reply]
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aaronkoenig (Jun 21, 2017 at 12:52)
This trail has seen a bunch of work on it in the last year especially on the section North of and including the Barts Dark section. It still has the same style ladders/bridges/stunts as before, but built to a more modern standard. It can also now be better ridden North from Bart's Dark which helps return back towards Alpine from the Westside network. I'm hoping they continue to work on this trail this summer.
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xTwoSnakesx (Jun 19, 2017 at 11:23)
An old decommissioned bridge about halfway through had some wood with exposed nails that a friend of mine stepped on and it went through his shoe. Just a warning to others and maybe to WORCA to look into.
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xTwoSnakesx (Jun 19, 2017 at 11:23)
An old decommissioned bridge about halfway through had some wood with exposed nails that a friend of mine stepped on and it went through his shoe. Just a warning to others and maybe to WORCA to look into.
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xTwoSnakesx (Jun 19, 2017 at 11:23)
An old decommissioned bridge about halfway through had some wood with exposed nails that a friend of mine stepped on and it went through his shoe. Just a warning to others and maybe to WORCA to look into.
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xTwoSnakesx (Jun 19, 2017 at 11:23)
An old decommissioned bridge about halfway through had some wood with exposed nails that a friend of mine stepped on and it went through his shoe. Just a warning to others and maybe to WORCA to look into.
[Reply]
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xTwoSnakesx (Jun 19, 2017 at 11:23)
An old decommissioned bridge about halfway through had some wood with exposed nails that a friend of mine stepped on and it went through his shoe. Just a warning to others and maybe to WORCA to look into.
[Reply]
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xTwoSnakesx (Jun 19, 2017 at 11:23)
An old decommissioned bridge about halfway through had some wood with exposed nails that a friend of mine stepped on and it went through his shoe. Just a warning to others and maybe to WORCA to look into.
[Reply]
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xTwoSnakesx (Jun 19, 2017 at 11:23)
An old decommissioned bridge about halfway through had some wood with exposed nails that a friend of mine stepped on and it went through his shoe. Just a warning to others and maybe to WORCA to look into.
[Reply]
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xTwoSnakesx (Jun 19, 2017 at 11:23)
An old decommissioned bridge about halfway through had some wood with exposed nails that a friend of mine stepped on and it went through his shoe. Just a warning to others and maybe to WORCA to look into.
[Reply]
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xTwoSnakesx (Jun 19, 2017 at 11:23)
An old decommissioned bridge about halfway through had some wood with exposed nails that a friend of mine stepped on and it went through his shoe. Just a warning to others and maybe to WORCA to look into.
[Reply]
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xTwoSnakesx (Jun 19, 2017 at 11:23)
An old decommissioned bridge about halfway through had some wood with exposed nails that a friend of mine stepped on and it went through his shoe. Just a warning to others and maybe to WORCA to look into.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    29
More Stats for A River Runs Through It - Whistler, BC - Advanced Mountain Bike Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,123 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,138 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,126 ft
  • Grade
    -0.1%
  • Grade max
    -23.9%
  • Grade min
    15.7%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,743 ft
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