5 miles
Distance
1,608 ft
Climb
-1,608 ft
Descent
3,799 ft
High Point

Microclimate achieved notoriety when it was featured in the World Enduro Series event in Whistler back in 2014, the trail, built through a beautiful mature forest, is steep, rough and awesome. The climb up is quite challenging on steep gravel access roads on Blackcomb mountain, in the summer heat it can be a killer. A variation or a great second lap (with slightly less climbing) is to ride Hey Bud, which has recently been re-worked and is arguably slightly easier than Microclimate if you follow the new routing.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
  • Ridelogs
    13
More Stats for Micro Climate AMS mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,418 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,498 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,498 ft
  • Grade max
    -53.49%
  • Grade min
    39.457%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    811 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Uphill Only
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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Trail transparency
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Blackcomb Access Road
Oct 4, 2018 @ 1:20pm
Oct 4, 2018
Blackcomb trails all closed due to lift construction. Please respect the closures, we will re-open if complete before winter sets in. reporter
Micro Climate
Oct 4, 2018 @ 1:10pm
Oct 4, 2018
Blackcomb trails all closed due to lift construction. Please respect the closures, we will re-open if complete before winter sets in. reporter
Hey Bud
Oct 4, 2018 @ 1:09pm
Oct 4, 2018
Blackcomb trails all closed due to lift construction. Please respect the closures, we will re-open if complete before winter sets in. reporter
Out of the Dust
Sep 29, 2018 @ 4:28pm
Sep 29, 2018
Bit wet and slightly slippery in spots but still very rideable.
Micro Climate Access
Sep 18, 2018 @ 10:49am
Sep 18, 2018
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