12 miles
Distance
4,382 ft
Climb
-4,378 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Trail Rating – Blue
Exertion Rating – Black
Exposure Rating – Black

WARNING - While the Sproatt alpine network is comprised of blue rated trails, the effort and exertion required to successfully and safely complete the loop rides definitely lands on the more difficult side of the spectrum. Sproatt may seem close to civilization, but this ride is a true backcountry experience and needs to be treated with the respect it deserves. Riders should treat this endeavour as any other remote ride and come well prepared for any and all eventualities. In addition to the effort required to get to the start of Into the Mystic, this route represents the shortest return loop on Into the Mystic, On The Rocks, Lord of the Squirrels and is ~20km of distance plus ~1400m of climbing in a high alpine, exposed environment.

Riders and groups should be prepared with sufficient water, food, spare parts for repairs and a well stocked first aid kit including a head lamp. A spare jersey and/or gloves and jacket should also be a part of your kit for fast changing alpine weather which can find you locked into fog and rain very quickly.

Riders must ride accordingly and well within their limits as this is a remote area with limited access for rescue. Ride with a trusted group, take your time not chances, this will ensure you make it back to the bottom in one piece.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Lord's Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,255 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,255 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,258 ft
  • Grade
    0.005%
  • Grade max
    -58.401%
  • Grade min
    60.951%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,983 ft
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
636 | 7 faves
305
The On the Rocks Trail
The On the Rocks Trail
4:40 | 45 | comments: 0 | favs:
May 17, 2018
Lord of the Squirrels
Lord of the Squirrels
2:18 | 5783 | comments: 1 | favs: 29
Mar 21, 2018
Across the valley from Whistler Mountain and the famous Bike Park, a new riding experience has been taking shape and there’s no lifts in sight....

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Into the Mystic
Jul 15, 2018 @ 7:26pm
22 hours
Mystic open as up/down to closure AT ~1600M, still 1-2m of snow in the alpine/On The Rocks, please respect ALL CLOSURES! This includes the still under construction connector between Mystic and lower LOTS which is unfortunately being poached by a lot of people. Trail builders are currently on site 7 days a week and camping. They will see you poaching, they'll probably put you to work lugging rocks and dirt to atone for your inability to respect closures. Poaching these closures threatens the long term sustainability of these trails, they need to FULLY dry out before riders use them. If you're not respecting these closures, you're making a lot more work for our trail crews and diverting our resources away from other projects. reporter
Lord of the Squirrels
Jul 13, 2018 @ 1:45pm
Jul 13, 2018
LOTS is open as up and down to ~1600m, signage and closure above this. There is still several feet of snow in the meadows and by the lake. The trail crew buffed and patched to 1600m and will continue their way up the trail. Please respect this closure as the saturated ground is susceptible to damage at the higher elevations. WORCA trail crew will be reassessing and moving the closure on a weekly basis depending on conditions. Please be patient and continue to respect ALL CLOSURES both here and on Into the Mystic to help us protect this trail.
Rainbow-Sproatt Flank (Westside)
May 22, 2018 @ 1:18pm
May 22, 2018
All clear and trees cut from Darwin’s to working class
On the Rocks
Oct 11, 2017 @ 3:17pm
Oct 11, 2017
Snow covered, 2" . Currently snowing so unlikely to get better
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