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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3 Reviews & 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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  • + 1
flag 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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  • + 1
flag 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
    77
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: 4 (4 votes)
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Lord of the Squirrels
      Oct 23, 2019 @ 6:52pm
      Oct 23, 2019
      Trail is closed for the season. WORCA trail crew performing repairs. Please let winter pack it down. See you next year. reporter
      Into the Mystic
      Oct 23, 2019 @ 7:52am
      Oct 23, 2019
      Snow above 1100m. 30-40cm's at LESS junction. reporter
      Happy Hour
      Oct 4, 2019 @ 4:51pm
      Oct 4, 2019
      Ranger Report 191004, early snow and wet conditions are contributing to making conditions slippery and damaging trail surfaces. All Sproatt Alpine Network is Closed. reporter
      On the Rocks
      Oct 4, 2019 @ 4:50pm
      Oct 4, 2019
      Ranger Report 191004, early snow and wet conditions are contributing to making conditions slippery and damaging trail surfaces. All Sproatt Alpine Network is Closed. reporter
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