17 miles
Distance
5,916 ft
Climb
-5,916 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

This loop is an absolute gem and is definitely worth the 5000 foot climb (with the reward of a 5000 foot descent!). The trail is a collaboration between WORCA and the Municipality of Whistler, with the Municipality having built the climb and WORCA having built the descent. The climb up is steep and long so make sure you either have an actual granny gear on your bike (2x system) or, if you are running 1x, we recommend at least a 30×42 setup or even easier if you have it. The climb route (at the time of writing this) is not yet complete, so there’s a very short hike to connect the climb to the descent. It is easy to follow and you just need to spot the ribbons and rock cairns to connect the two trails.

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10 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag timvan (Jul 27, 2018 at 12:01)
 i had to push up "On the rocks" but could ride Mystic
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flag Beau-Doug (Aug 30, 2018 at 18:58)
 Probably the best epic trail in Whistler. Definitely a must do
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flag RealSweatyYeti (Nov 18, 2018 at 17:54)
 Did a truncated version of the loop, cutting across on "Less". Snow started in earnest at about 1,300m, making ascent slower than usual. Descending conditions were great the whole way - secure footing, good grip... lovely!
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flag Calabruix (Jul 16, 2019 at 23:04)
 Amazing route!!! In 'on the Rocks' nothing mud and only a few meters of snow. The Lord of Squirrels is.....FLOW, lovely!!!!
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flag gaquique (Jul 29, 2019 at 8:30)
 Is this a busy trail where you can go alone? or is it too remote?
Thank you
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  • + 2
flag CorkFamily (Jul 31, 2019 at 16:59)
 Enough traffic to keep you safe and in touch when emergencies happen, just be informed of typical back country safety precautions and protocols.
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  • + 1
flag gaquique (Aug 1, 2019 at 10:21)
 Thank you!
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  • + 0
flag critch (Aug 8, 2019 at 13:19)
 Yy
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flag Dalestclaire (Sep 9, 2019 at 15:11)
 Great ride function junction flank don’t look back into the mystic lord of the squirrels and back. Mostly dry except top of lord of the squirrels.
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  • + 1
flag ejhayes (Jan 25, 2020 at 13:12)
 What is the likely hood of this loop being accessible in mid-June?
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More Stats for Lord of the Squirrels Loop (Function) mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -0 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,929 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,963 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,962 ft
  • Grade max
    -53.883%
  • Grade min
    59.67%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
Avg: 4 (7 votes)
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      Lord of the Squirrels
      Lord of the Squirrels
      2:05 | 90 | comments: 1 | favs: 2
      Jan 24, 2020
      A mix of climbing and descending on Lord of the Squirrels loop. The LOTS is one of Whistler's most beautiful and iconic backcountry bike trails....
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      Dec 6, 2019

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      Don't Look Back
      Dec 19, 2019 @ 6:20pm
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      Oct 23, 2019
      Trail is closed for the season. WORCA trail crew performing repairs. Please let winter pack it down. See you next year. reporter
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