8.8 miles
433 ft
-435 ft
2,273 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.

Make your way to the junction of Blackcomb Way and Lorimer Road, taking the entrance to the Valley trail. Once on the Valley trail take a left at the first ‘T’ which will take you to Passivhaus. From Passivhaus take a right and follow the ‘lost lake loop trail’ under a large wooden archway as it turns to gravel. Follow the ‘Lost lake loop’ gravel road keeping to the right and ignoring the trails to your left. You will pass a small bridge on your right, keep going until the next sharp turn down to your right along ‘beach cut’, cross a small bridge and enjoy the views at lost lake beach.

Pass the beach and go left to join the ‘Lost lake loop trail’. Follow the gravel trail keeping the lake on your left as you pass a number of small beaches. Keep to the right at the next 2 junctions passing under a large wooden bridge called ‘Elephant Bridge’. You will join Old Mill Road and descend towards a 3 way junction with a portable toilet and area maps, go left at this point down ‘Old Mill Road’. At the next junction go right, and then keep left until you descend to a bridge and information board.

Cross the bridge and head left towards the golf course, turn right at the driving range and cross the railway line to follow the ‘Valley trail’ around Nicklaus North Golf Club and Green lake. When you approach a small bridge take the right to continue North to the traffic lights at Alpine Way road.

At the traffic lights cross directly over to the ‘Valley Trail’ and take a left towards Meadow Park sport center. As you pass the sport center you will see a ‘canoe x-ing’ sign and a bridge, go right here to follow the trail past a rec and baseball area. As you pass a water fountain at the next junction go left and be aware of many trail users on the blind bends.

Follow the Valley Trail as it crosses a railway line where you have the option of visiting Rainbow Park if you head right. If you decide to you can return to this point from Rainbow Park, or continue on to the left.

Continue up to the left of ‘Lorimer Road’ following the ‘Valley Trail’ as it climbs next to the road. Go left at the stop sign at the top. As you meet a second stop sign and the highway 99, cross straight over to follow the trail down ‘Nancy Greene Drive’.

Before the first bridge you will descend down to the left to take the ‘Fitzimmons Trail’ right, heading back under the bridge and along the river South. Look out on the right for some of the oldest growth trees in the valley along here.

Keep left on the ‘Fizimmons trail’ for a couple of junctions until you cross over the Fitzimmons Creek, you are now back at Passivhaus and can head back to the ‘Upper Village from here.

Local Trail Association
Whistler Off Road Cycling Association (www.worca.com)
Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance.
donate to earn trail karma!

Trail Products


Post a Comment


  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
  • Route Type
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
  • Ridelogs
More Stats for The Arbutus Routes - Gravel Bike or Cruiser Valley Loop (Easiest) mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,082 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,237 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,234 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
Contribute Details
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
Max Vehicle Width

Radar Time
x Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
Heatmap of where riders jump on trails. Zoom in to see individual jumps, click circles to view jump details.
Trails Deemphasized
Trails are shown in grey.
Trail transparency
Valley Trail to Beach Cut and Green Lake Loop
Valley Trail to Beach Cut and Green Lake Loop
trail: Beach Cut
10:45 | 148 | comments: 0 | favs:
Sep 1, 2020
Valley Trail to Green Lake Loop
Valley Trail to Green Lake Loop
10:45 | 77 | comments: 0 | favs:
Sep 1, 2020
EPIC Two Years of riding highlights
EPIC Two Years of riding highlights
4:25 | 431 | comments: 1 | favs: 1
Mar 24, 2015
Based on a true story. Events took place between July 2013 to March 2015. #newzealand #canada #enduro #legit #chainstays

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Valley Trail - Niklaus North
Nov 30, 2021 @ 5:36am
Nov 30, 2021
Some sections flooded
Valley Trail - Meadow Park Sports Centre to Alpine Way
Nov 19, 2021 @ 1:25pm
Nov 19, 2021
Valley Trail - Meadow Park Connector
Oct 29, 2021 @ 6:00am
Oct 29, 2021
Valley Trail - Meadow Park
Oct 15, 2021 @ 10:11am
Oct 15, 2021
Valley Trail - Cross Country Connection
Oct 13, 2021 @ 5:46pm
Oct 13, 2021
more reports »
  • flag
  • login to download gpx or kml files.