8 miles
750 ft
-712 ft
2,423 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.

A fun XC loop on simple crushed gravel single track and FSR’s for beginner riders.
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 you will follow the trail right as it turns to gravel - looking to take the immediate left behind the Passivhaus building, from here you will find the entrance to ‘Tin Pants’. From this point, be aware of the potential for 2 way traffic on all crushed gravel single tracks. Follow the trail keeping Right at the first junction following the signs for ‘Tin Pants’.

This crushed gravel trail meanders up the hill crossing directly over several other FSR’s. You will eventually pass a bench with a view point where after a slight descent the trail joins a large open area, look to your left to find the trail as it then heads right from this point. Once you have crossed a small wooden bridge- take a right to join ‘Donkey Puncher’. Be aware on Donkey Puncher of some tight descending corners. On the trail following the small climb exit straight across another FSR to continue descending Donkey puncher to a 4 way junction. Take the right just here before the large bridge’ to join the Lost lake loop FSR. Follow this FSR right as it runs next to the lake until you reach the turning for ‘Molly Hogan’ take this left.

Climb ‘Molly Hogan’ until it flattens and take the fun flowy descent following that- looking out for a couple more tight descending bends. You will stay on the crushed gravel all the way, ignoring any turns to the left. Look out for a sharp ‘S’ shape bend as you descend to an FSR, you will be continuing left then immediately right to join ‘Tommy Moore’.
Follow ‘Tommy Moore’ as it continues down descending corners, you ignore and will pass a small turn out to the left where a portable toilet is stationed, along with an info board and map. Descend pass this little turn out and take the next left turn to continue descending down ‘Hooktender’ to the bottom where you will meet a large bridge.

Take the left at this point and climb up the FSR of ‘Old Mill Road’ continue straight, ignore the first turn left as you pass another info board and map on your right. Take the second turn left continuing up ‘Old Mill Road’, this you will follow to a ‘T’ junction where you will take that right turn and then a second right immediately after to join the ‘Hydro Cut’ FSR.
Follow the ‘Hydro Cut FSR’ up to the left as it joins ‘Lower Panorama’, take the next left to continue on ‘Lower Panorama’ following the ‘Lower Panorama FSR’ keeping Right as it winds past several other junctions until you reach ‘Proposal Corner’ a sign posted telephone pole where you have two options to complete the loop.

Option 1 Take a Left and then right onto ‘Lost lake loop FSR’ to repeat the loop from ‘Molly Hogan’

Option 2 Take a Right and follow the ‘Lost lake FSR’ in this direction all the way back to Passivhaus and upper Blackcomb Village.

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More Stats for The Arbutus Routes - Lost Lake XC Loop (Beginner) mountain bike route
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Hydro Cut
Dec 9, 2020 @ 3:37pm
Dec 9, 2020
A little bit snowy.
Old Mill Road
Dec 2, 2020 @ 10:00pm
Dec 2, 2020
Snow covered but rideable.
Tin Pants
Nov 28, 2020 @ 9:42am
Nov 28, 2020
50% covered with packed snow, good grip, easy to ride with good tires and high pressure.
Lost Lake Loop
Nov 13, 2020 @ 7:14am
Nov 13, 2020
Valley Trail - Lost Lake to the Upper Village
Nov 13, 2020 @ 7:14am
Nov 13, 2020
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