12 miles
Distance
1,710 ft
Climb
-1,710 ft
Descent
2,638 ft
High Point

This route is a simple guide, directions can change with interpretation. If you're unsure about directions or difficulty we highly encourage you to grab a guide on one of our daily Singletrack Tours.

An Introduction to Whistler's Westside trails.

By following the Valley Trail along Lorimer road, you can reach Rainbow Park. Head through Rainbow park to Alta Lake road and start the climb slightly uphill at the "Whip me, Snip me" trailhead. You'll turn South under the powerlines and head along "Hot Dog Alley" and then up "Scotia Creek Climb". At the top you'll cross over Stonebridge Drive, and head around Beaver pond, eventually turning left onto the "Beaver Pond" trail (More advanced riders can continue upto "99er"). Once you drop back onto Stonebridge Drive, pedal up the road to "Danimal North" trail for a classic Westside descent.

After Danimal North, continue North along "Whip me, Snip me". This is a gradual climb which will bring you eventually to the Rainbow trail area. A shorter loop can be made by exiting down Beaver Pass trail from Whip me, Snip me. Once you have reached the top of the climb, head down to the wooden bridge that crosses Rainbow Creek. Continue uphill to join the descent of "Lower 27 Switchbacks" and the exit of "Bob's Rebob". Once on Alta Lake Road, you can cross and turning right will take you onto River runs Through It and the Rainbow Express trail. These trails will finish at Rainbow park where you can make your way back to the village.

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for The Arbutus Routes - Beaver Ponds Danimal Loop (Intermediate) mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,103 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,225 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,225 ft
  • Grade max
    -36.796%
  • Grade min
    39.372%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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      A River Runs Through It
      A River Runs Through It
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      Nov 29, 2019
      Whistler Biking River Runs Through It
      Whistler Biking River Runs Through It
      10:09 | 671 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Jul 23, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      A River Runs Through It (South)
      Jan 10, 2020 @ 10:52am
      Jan 10, 2020
      Rainbow Falls Loop
      Jan 10, 2020 @ 10:34am
      Jan 10, 2020
      Bob's Rebob
      Jan 5, 2020 @ 2:49pm
      Jan 5, 2020
      A River Runs Through It
      Jan 5, 2020 @ 2:44pm
      Jan 5, 2020
      Whip Me Snip Me
      Dec 29, 2019 @ 3:29pm
      Dec 29, 2019
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