4.6 miles
Distance
1,625 ft
Climb
-1,625 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

  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for Micro Climate - Whistler - Advanced Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,418 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,498 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,498 ft
  • Grade
    0.001%
  • Grade max
    -53.371%
  • Grade min
    39.268%
  • Distance climb
    2.5 miles
  • Distance down
    1.8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,428 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Snapshot: Whistler, BC with Robin O'Neill
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May 23, 2017 @ 8:12am
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CLOSED during spring melt, please respect closure to protect trails
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