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
    9
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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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
651 | 3 comments | 5 faves
youtuber HEY BUD at WhistlerBlackcomb with Jaime Grant
HEY BUD at WhistlerBlackcomb with Jaime Grant
trail: Hey Bud
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Jun 11, 2018

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Out of the Dust
Aug 18, 2018 @ 11:51am
Aug 18, 2018
Micro Climate Access
Aug 18, 2018 @ 11:51am
Aug 18, 2018
Hey Bud
Aug 7, 2018 @ 10:40am
Aug 7, 2018
Super dry
Micro Climate
Jul 31, 2018 @ 8:43pm
Jul 31, 2018
Better than I thought it would be! Blown out in a few sections but mostly awesome.
Blackcomb Access Road
Jun 21, 2018 @ 1:23pm
Jun 21, 2018
Road has become pretty punched by the continual traffic of WB Side-by-sides of late. Saw 6 on 2 different climbs yesterday. They don't seem to enjoy yielding to bikers either. Gotta love the smell of gas!
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