5 miles
Distance
1,473 ft
Climb
-1,471 ft
Descent
3,798 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
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
  • Ridelogs
    50
More Stats for Micro Climate AMS mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,434 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,497 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,497 ft
  • Grade max
    -73.2%
  • Grade min
    42.8%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    240 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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  • Unknown
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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      Trail transparency
      youtuber THE BEST TRAIL IN WHISTLER? | Finn Iles
      THE BEST TRAIL IN WHISTLER? | Finn Iles
      9:23 | 134 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Aug 25, 2020
      Kevin Clarke rides Hey Bud
      Kevin Clarke rides Hey Bud
      trail: Hey Bud
      2:27 | 50 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Sep 5, 2020
      Kevin Clarke rides Hey Bud.
      Whistler Trail HEY BUD full video - @pererucho
      Whistler Trail HEY BUD full video - @pererucho
      trail: Hey Bud
      12:26 | 78 | comments: 0 | favs:
      May 27, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Blackcomb Access Road
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 8:43am
      Oct 19, 2020
      Closed above Golden Boner elevation due to tree thinning for wildfire mitigation work on all descents. reporter
      Hey Bud
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 8:38am
      Oct 19, 2020
      Closed due to tree thinning for wildfire mitigation reporter
      Out of the Dust
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 8:38am
      Oct 19, 2020
      Closed due to tree thinning for wildfire mitigation reporter
      Micro Climate
      Oct 19, 2020 @ 8:33am
      Oct 19, 2020
      Trail Closed for tree thinning for wildfire mitigation. reporter
      Micro Climate Access
      Oct 8, 2020 @ 2:52pm
      Oct 8, 2020
      more reports »
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