15.0 miles
Distance
3,872 ft
Climb
-3,871 ft
Descent
1 mile
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

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Whistler Off Road Cycling Association (www.worca.com)
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3 Reviews & Comments

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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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CharisL (Jul 14, 2019 at 9:23)
 Does anyone have a report on this loop? I was really hoping to ride it on Monday but it looks like some of the trails are still closed
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Banksy91 (Aug 8, 2019 at 15:02)
 Did the entire trail today. Dry, great condition. No grizzlies but did see one black bear going up Into the Mystic, just past the notice board.
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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
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • 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
    128
More Stats for Mystic Squirrels (Sproatt Alpine) mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    3,261 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,261 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,261 ft
  • Grade max
    -53.8%
  • Grade min
    68%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,337 ft
Avg: 3.9 (8 votes)
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  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Lord of the Squirrels
Sep 16, 2021 @ 12:40pm
Sep 16, 2021
Closed as of September 13th.
Happy Hour
Sep 12, 2021 @ 8:24pm
Sep 12, 2021
Due to Active Grizzly bear activity a widespread closure of the Sproat and Rainbow Alpine is in effect. Based on recommendations from the COS and following the RMOW's Human-Grizzly Bear Conflict Mitigation Strategy we will be implementing this temporary closure until further notice. reporter
On the Rocks
Sep 12, 2021 @ 8:22pm
Sep 12, 2021
Due to Active Grizzly bear activity a widespread closure of the Sproat and Rainbow Alpine is in effect. Based on recommendations from the COS and following the RMOW's Human-Grizzly Bear Conflict Mitigation Strategy we will be implementing this temporary closure until further notice. reporter
Into the Mystic (Lower)
Aug 31, 2021 @ 8:43am
Aug 31, 2021
Active Grizzly Bear activity feeding on a healthy berry crop has resulted in a more widespread closure of the Sproatt and Rainbow Alpine areas. Based on recommendations from the COS and following the RMOW's Human-Grizzly Bear Conflict Mitigation Strategy we will be implementing this temporary closure ABOVE LESS. reporter
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