8 miles
817 ft
-5,777 ft
1 miles
High Point

This is one of the best gravity laps you can possibly do in Whistler and is the next best thing you can do in Whistler short of a heli drop. This ride starts in the Bike Park in Whistler, you must purchase both a bike park one lap pass and a Top of the World ticket and when you compare this to the price of a heli drop which gets you similar elevation the cost of addmission for this adventure is a bargan. Be warned that this is a physically and technically challenging ride that can take a long time. The great news is that the ride finishes right at Dusty's Pub in Creekside Village so you can fuel up after your ride. You might want to plan ahead and leave a vehicle in Creekside or you can simply pedal back to Whistler Village which doesn't take too long, but it is a slight climb for about 4km. For a slightly easier variation of the ride you can finish on Big Timber instead of BC's Trail.

Key Trails: Top of the World, Khyber Pass, Middle of Nowhere, Kashmir, Kush, BC's Trail (or Big Timber for a slightly easier variation of the ride).

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1 Review & Comments

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flag davecheng (Jul 26, 2018 at 21:00)
 By far, my favourite way down from the peak! This route is best done with a trail bike and an XC lid. There are many quick ups and several short climbs for which a DH bike or a full-face would not be a pleasant experience. The entire descent is about 90 minutes non-stop at a moderate pace, so plan accordingly.

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More Stats for Mega Descent Top of Bike Park to Creekside Village- Whistler - Advanced Mountain Bike Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -4,960 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,163 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,123 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,163 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,090 ft
Avg: 5 (7 votes)
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      Dec 26, 2018 @ 1:44pm
      Dec 26, 2018
      Multiple trees down
      Nov 18, 2018 @ 5:27pm
      Nov 18, 2018
      Snow patches, a bit of ice, frozen loam. really quite good reporter
      Middle of Nowhere
      Oct 23, 2018 @ 10:48am
      Oct 23, 2018
      Trail is running so sweet except for that downed tree (crosses the trail in two spots and is quite massive). All the trail work the guys did is money! Thank you so much!
      Big Timber
      Oct 22, 2018 @ 8:28pm
      Oct 22, 2018
      cleared the low head banger trees
      Khyber Pass
      Sep 15, 2018 @ 8:02pm
      Sep 15, 2018
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