8 miles
Distance
820 ft
Climb
-824 ft
Descent
2,426 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 Classic Loop of Whistler's Zappa trails for intermediate 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 Peaches and Regalia this trail is a great warm up as it’s a climb featuring some wood work and small rock gardens.

As you climb you’ll follow the trail to the right as it flattens off and head straight over the first crossing to continue your climb onto Dinah Moe Humm. From this point as you climb and encounter the next few junctions you will continue straight on through to ‘Disco Boy’, ‘The Torture Never Stops’ and ‘Fountain of Love’. As you approach the start of Pinocchio's Furniture you can take either a more technical steeper descent left featuring a drop, or follow the trail proper to the right as it descends several wooden features. Caution should be taken at this point, especially in the wet. Once you have completed the climb out of Pinocchio’s Furniture you will continue straight into ‘Dwarf Nebula’ and then straight onto ‘Zoot Allures’. Straight over from the exit of ‘Zoot Allures’ and once you start Toads of Short Forest, you will keep right at a small fork to follow the trail as it takes you over marsh land on wooden features. At the top of the small climb you can either descend to the far left down a fun rock roll, or take the slightly easier line to the right of the rock roll, onto the descent.

Once you exit the trees continue straight over the hydro cut under the powerlines to find the entrance to Gee I Like Your Pants, a descending trail with a tight ‘S’ bend wooden feature. Following the exit to this trail you will keep straight at the following junctions passing through ‘Son of Mr. Green Genes’ and ‘Jellyroll Gumdrop’ both descent trails that feature some fun wood features and small rock slabs.

At the exit of Jellyroll Gumdrop look left for the bridge. Starting just before the bridge on the right, is the entrance to a fun and slightly tougher climb trail- Muffin Man. Climb this for some time until you start a small decent into the trees, stay on the trail until you meet another trail that joins from below on the right- keep left at this point joining Central Scrutinizer. Follow this as it descends across an FSR heading straight up the rocky climb of Packard Goose. From Packard Goose head straight into ‘I’m not Satisfied’ and onto ‘Why Johnny Can’t Read’ these trails will traverse the hillside, taking in some small technical rock moves and wooden features while mixing climbs and small descents. As you finish the last feature on ‘Why Johnny Can’t Read’ either taking the technical rock line or wooden bridge, take a left onto the crushed gravel trail ‘Molly Hogan’ for a short time until you see the entrance for Grand Wazoo on the left. Take this and follow the trail to completion. At the end of your descent take a left and follow the valley trail back towards Passivhaus.

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for The Arbutus Routes - Lost Lake Zappa Loop (Intermediate) mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    2,095 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,238 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,234 ft
  • Grade max
    -31.5%
  • Grade min
    32.8%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,360 ft
Avg: 5 (2 votes)

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      Pinocchio's Furniture POV
      Pinocchio's Furniture POV
      4:05 | 455 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Jun 18, 2018
      Rider POV of Pinocchio's Furniture, part of the legendary Lost Lake Trails network in Whistler, BC.

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Fountain of Love
      Jan 10, 2020 @ 10:51am
      Jan 10, 2020
      Lost Lake Loop
      Jan 10, 2020 @ 10:45am
      Jan 10, 2020
      Molly Hogan
      Jan 10, 2020 @ 10:24am
      Jan 10, 2020
      Muffin Man
      Jan 10, 2020 @ 10:22am
      Jan 10, 2020
      Why Johnny Can't Read
      Jan 10, 2020 @ 10:21am
      Jan 10, 2020
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