4.6 miles
1,625 ft
-1,625 ft
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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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2.5 miles
  • Distance down
    1.8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,428 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Before winter falls.
Before winter falls.
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Feb 1, 2017
I've been wanting to try my hand at filming for a while, so I teamed up with my buddy Charles and we put our minds together to come up with this...
Snapshot: Whistler, BC with Robin O'Neill
Snapshot: Whistler, BC with Robin O'Neill
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Jun 20, 2016
In search of images for Freehub’s Photobook, Whistler Valley photographer Robin O'Neill heads out to Micro Climate, one of Whistler’s premier...
Hey Bud - Blackcomb Mountain - Whistler
Hey Bud - Blackcomb Mountain - Whistler
trail: Hey Bud
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May 8, 2016

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Blackcomb Access Road
Nov 12, 2016 @ 4:26pm
Nov 12, 2016
Underwater would be the only way to make it more wet than now. As if anyone in the valley does not already know that the trails area ALL wet, you do now! reporter
Blackcomb Access Road
Sep 29, 2016 @ 7:39pm
Sep 29, 2016
Out of the Dust
Sep 29, 2016 @ 7:39pm
Sep 29, 2016
Mucky spots are back. Mostly good though (with dry roots).
Micro Climate
Sep 10, 2016 @ 9:11pm
Sep 10, 2016
Trail is running great. Some repairs (especially removed deep ruts in steep turns) made it even better ! High 5 to the builders. Lot of roots at the bottom section
Hey Bud
Sep 1, 2016 @ 9:52am
Sep 1, 2016
About half way down the trail forks and if you go right it's the older more steep section. There's a Ling steep section to start and it flattens out for a bit and gets deep again. In that next steep part there are 2 large trees that have fallen across the trail. You can get past them but just know that they are there
more reports »
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