9.2 miles
Distance
2,413 ft
Climb
-3,257 ft
Descent
4,712 ft
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Tour of whistler creekside trails

Detailed Description
Creekside To Babylon is a 9 mile less popular intermediate route located near Whistler British Columbia. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 15 trails. This route climbs 2,413 ft with a max elevation of 4,712 ft then descends -3,257 ft.
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54 Reviews & Comments

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jasonw (Aug 26, 2022 at 20:45)
Trail Kush
Thankfullly this trail has some downhill tech difficulty after the flat of Middle/Kashmir. Fun but short. More like single black than double. Although in the wet it would be slick.
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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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Aussierob (Aug 5, 2022 at 16:40)
Cleaned up the logs across the trail today and some of the overgrown alder. The trail is in good shape for up or down. Note that Upper Babylon by bike has been deactivated as far as I know. (no longer on map). The mid section is still OK.
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flipfantasia WORCA (Aug 5, 2022 at 16:44)
Upper has not been deactivated.
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Aussierob (Aug 5, 2022 at 16:48)
OK. I'd been told the hike a bike with a climbing rope had been deemed too dangerous.
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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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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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patricknoel (May 25, 2022 at 0:07)
Wicked trail! Go give it a try.
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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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Sanderson22 (Sep 9, 2021 at 16:34)
Probably the quickest access to See Colours and Puke. Photos do not depict the trail at all (maybe they’re from the (mid) Babylon.
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ralphforsyth (Jul 30, 2021 at 22:33)
It’s still a cool tunnel that hits you in the face. Still rideable but just.
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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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Sun2306 (Oct 17, 2020 at 15:06)
Trail Kush
Pretty classic Whistler gnar. Good lesson in what happens if you don't take care of a loamer - but still very fun (a different type of fun.) If you're not in the mood, Line of Control is Kush done right.
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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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Wizard13 (Jul 19, 2020 at 18:10)
Don’t think of it as an old overgrown FSR, think of it as a cool tunnel that just hits you in the face if you go too fast
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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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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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madisonwallinger (May 20, 2020 at 9:52)
Highly suggest you don’t use this as a climb trail alternative to get to See Colours and Puke. So many branches/trees are down and it’s covered it snow. Quite the type 2 struggle fest
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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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rocdoc (Sep 2, 2019 at 15:52)
Aug 2019. Brush cleared
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flipfantasia WORCA (Sep 3, 2019 at 6:35)
hand cleared or are they opening up the road bed?
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b1gd0m (Aug 10, 2019 at 9:18)
Very tough after second 4-way intersection. Steep, loose, rocky, exposed and long. Definitely doable though.
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animal-chin (Jul 14, 2019 at 20:09)
Trail Kush
This trail is rad! Nice treat after Kybers/ Kashmir
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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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janamclean (Oct 14, 2018 at 18:05)
Trail Kush
My partner and I road this trail today. Other comments on here are bang on. It road like a double black, even for Whistler trails. Fall line straight shot over nar. Be prepared to have wheels lock up as slide downhill in an uncontrolled skid. Not for the faint of heart.
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Onemoretman (Aug 24, 2018 at 22:10)
Really overgrown.
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kristianmanietta (Aug 8, 2018 at 20:13)
Wood work still needs work but the trail is now not over grown. A couple of us cleared it for a run race this September. You do want to exit left onto lower Babylon connector as to the right is still over grown, but all clear to See Colours and Puke
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v102013 (Jul 30, 2018 at 16:54)
Trail Kush
Sick Trail but just like Kashmir and Kybers pretty Steep and committed the whole way down! This Trail has awesome flow to.
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lorantd (Jul 25, 2018 at 14:22)
Trail Kush
This is definitely as hard as Ride Don’t Slideand should be labeled double black. Basically a fall line skid mark
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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 (Jun 17, 2018 at 17:01)
Lower Babylon is a great climbing trail to access See Colours And Puke. It is a bit overgrown in spots, be prepared to duck under some low branches and be prepared to do a little bit of hike a bike but it is all well worth it. Would not be a very fun trail to ride down. Recommended to climb only.
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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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Xorrox (Sep 5, 2017 at 14:25)
Trail Kush
A warning for visitors and first timers on this trail. Do not be fooled by the single diamond rating on this trail which was likely assigned back when it was a smooth loam trail. When blown out (or wet) this trail will likely spank most first timers other than expert level riders and local tech gnar masters. You have been warned! Be prepared to do some walking the fist time otherwise.
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joedaho (Sep 2, 2017 at 11:06)
Trail Kushy Love
Big pile of gravel bottom of descent before climb starts!
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aaronkoenig (Aug 20, 2017 at 22:06)
The current trail description includes Upper Babylon. Lower Babylon is straight with little change in grade. No reason to bike down this. Going up lets you get to See colours and Puke and the HIgh trails and is a bit of a slog though not a high grade
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Scooterchick (Jul 11, 2017 at 8:56)
June 28, 2017 Rode this horrible overgrown, blowdown, mosquito infested trail using Trail Forks recommendations as a guide. We rode up it (trailforks recommendation/punishment). Don't waste your time, the trail down (See Corners and Puke) wasn't worth the climb...boring. AND, I Lost my Oakleys up there.
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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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zimcik (Aug 17, 2015 at 7:50)
This is arguably a hiking trail that you can ride your bike down. Probably my least favourite trail in Whistler. Zero flow, some completely unrideable sections (unless you're legitimately insane) and extremely slick if it's damp. Woodwork is falling apart and the trail is overgrown. Complete waste of time.
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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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More Stats for Creekside To Babylon mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -844 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,021 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,905 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,060 ft
  • Grade
    -1.7%
  • Grade max
    -53.1%
  • Grade min
    46.4%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,234 ft
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