12 miles
Distance
2,957 ft
Climb
-2,817 ft
Descent
3,328 ft
High Point

Comfortably Numb and the comfortably numb (foreplay) descent is a classic must do epic cross country ride in Whistler, BC. It is on the IMBA official list of epic rides. Brutally relentless and incredibly technical this ride is not for the faint of heart. Leg searing climbs and super technical descents are the order of the day. It is the type of ride you might only ever want to do once, but you will forever be glad that you have seen it. If you are the type who loves challenging trails and a long day in the saddle then this is a ride that you will want to notch into your list of epic rides.

We have finished the ride by coming through some of the best descents in the Lost Lake area. Depending on where you need to go at the end of your ride you might want to vary the ride by riding towards Lost Lake when you finish the Comfortably Numb (Foreplay) descent.

We have started you at the trail head/parking area for Comfortably numb, but you can also ride out on the valley trail/highway or for the super hardcore you could ride Kill Me Thrill Me first, but you are likely a Sasquatch on steroids if you decide to do that first and we don't recommend that as this ride is hard enough on its own.

Laslty, we have built this route showing the little bypass option in the middle of Comfortably Numb if you decide to shorten the ride a little bit. To do the full ride just avoid the bypass option. You can also bail out on Young Lust, Jeffs or Yummy Nectar if you find the ride is taking too long.

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3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 2
flag tbonetbone (May 14, 2016 at 21:05)
 WORCA is pleased to say there is now no road riding on the route thanks to the Waldorf school and a Chromag trail day we have 1km of new singletrack between Nth Secret and Rethal Creek (Up There)
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  • + 1
flag tbonetbone (May 14, 2016 at 21:08)
 Also there are a number ord trees down in the centre section between Al Grey bridge and Foreplay. WORCA is aware and one of the trail crew will be through this week to clean it up. Enjoy it before the Wedge IPP builds a new road at the Al Grey Bridge and destroys a significant section next summer
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flag hbnygaard (Aug 20, 2019 at 17:44)
 Pair of shades found Aug 20 2019. If they are yours email me brand and color and you will get them back - hbnygaard@icloud.com
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for Comfortably Numb mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    139 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,963 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,963 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,102 ft
  • Grade
    0.224%
  • Grade max
    -67.182%
  • Grade min
    36.678%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,632 ft
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)
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