15 miles
Distance
5,466 ft
Climb
-5,463 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

This is a sensitive alpine environment, please stay on trail! Do not ride in super wet conditions or early season before snow melt.

This loop consists of the new 2017 Sproatt alpine trails. Climb up to the alpine via Into The Mystic then traverse the beautiful alpine along On the Rocks. Then it is highly recommended to make the extra journey along the Happy Hour trail to get more alpine riding and the best views of the Whistler valley. Now you are in for a treat, the descent down Lord of the Squirrels!

Lord of the Squirrels is WORCA's showpiece trail has was under construction for 3 years.

The climb up into the alpine via Into The Mystic is not a tough climb, but it is long! However getting to the start of the climb on the flank trail is a steep climb for many and will be the toughest part of the journey.

There are several ways to access the start of this route.
Creekside Access
Function Access
Rainbow Park Access

Local Trail Association
Whistler Off-Road Cycling Association (www.worca.com)
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag venpa (Jun 29, 2018 at 18:25)
 June 29th, trails closed after 1400m of altitude. At 1600m, no more trail, only snow... We had to go back.
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Route Sections

1 Bonus Out & Back
  • 3 miles distance
  • 1,088 ft climb
  • -1,088 ft descent

Trails in Route

Details

  • Featured
  • Riding area
  • AKA
    Lord of the Squirrels, Sproatt Alpine, LOTS
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    53
More Stats for Mystic Squirrels (Sproatt Alpine) mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,255 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,255 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,258 ft
  • Grade
    0.004%
  • Grade max
    -58.401%
  • Grade min
    60.951%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,571 ft
Avg: 5 (3 votes)
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  • Unknown
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Lord of the Squirrels
      Sep 14, 2018 @ 11:54pm
      Sep 14, 2018
      GRIZZLY BEAR WARNING! There have been a number of incidents with an aggressive bear in the past week on the Skywalk trail network and today at Rainbow Lake. The Rainbow trail and all trails above the Flank on Rainbow Mountain are CLOSED for the season. The COS, FLNRO and Provincial Biologist are recommending the closure to include the Sproatt alpine network. Please respect all closures. reporter
      Happy Hour
      Sep 14, 2018 @ 11:51pm
      Sep 14, 2018
      GRIZZLY BEAR WARNING! There have been a number of incidents with an aggressive bear in the past week on the Skywalk trail network and today at Rainbow Lake. The Rainbow trail and all trails above the Flank on Rainbow Mountain are CLOSED for the season. The COS, FLNRO and Provincial Biologist are recommending the closure to include the Sproatt alpine network. Please respect all closures. reporter
      On the Rocks
      Sep 14, 2018 @ 11:49pm
      Sep 14, 2018
      GRIZZLY BEAR WARNING! There have been a number of incidents with an aggressive bear in the past week on the Skywalk trail network and today at Rainbow Lake. The Rainbow trail and all trails above the Flank on Rainbow Mountain are CLOSED for the season. The COS, FLNRO and Provincial Biologist are recommending the closure to include the Sproatt alpine network. Please respect all closures. reporter
      Into the Mystic
      Sep 14, 2018 @ 11:46pm
      Sep 14, 2018
      GRIZZLY BEAR WARNING! There have been a number of incidents with an aggressive bear in the past week on the Skywalk trail network and today at Rainbow Lake. The Rainbow trail and all trails above the Flank on Rainbow Mountain are CLOSED for the season. The COS, FLNRO and Provincial Biologist are recommending the closure to include the Sproatt alpine network. Please respect all closures. reporter
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