3,572 ft
Distance
434 ft
Climb
-124 ft
Descent
00:15:02
Avg time

A Cut Above Details

  • Riding Area
    Westside - Sproatt
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #19601 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

WORCA's latest addition to the trail network, A Cut Above was built as a climbing connector from Whip Me Snip Me to the top of Beaver Pass. Built to the highest standards, this trail was built by WORCA's dedicated trail vollies over the past few years at trail nights, and completed this fall by paid WORCA contractors thanks to support from Stonebridge Developments.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for A Cut Above bike trail
  • Altitude change
    311 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,323 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,657 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,323 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,634 ft
  • Grade
    8.697%
  • Grade max
    -30.083%
  • Grade min
    59.914%
  • Distance climb
    2,344 ft
  • Distance down
    1,007 ft
  • Distance flat
    222 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:02
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:34
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Status:
on Oct 12, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.6 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      A Cut Above Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Oct 12, 2018 @ 2:46pm
      Oct 12, 2018
      Tacky as!
      Aug 16, 2018 @ 10:21pm
      Aug 16, 2018
      All clear.
      Jun 1, 2018 @ 1:16pm
      Jun 1, 2018
      Running great!
      May 16, 2018 @ 5:40pm
      May 16, 2018
      Filled the giant hole. Good to go
      May 14, 2018 @ 4:09pm
      May 14, 2018
      Uprooted tree destroyed section of trail. Will try to get to it on Wednesday.
      view all reports »

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      • 11 miles avg distance
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      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag TimmoWhistler (Oct 6, 2016 at 18:10)
       Nice work everyone concerned! I do have a question....why is this primarily an uphill/climbing trail? I would have assumed it was more of a descent trail. Why would a trail climb up to a more difficult trail (Beaver Pass) that is primarily heading downhill? It doesn't seem logical to climb up A Cut Above, only to ride the last half of Beaver Pass. Or am I missing something? Thanks again for building new trails!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag flipfantasia WORCA (Oct 7, 2016 at 7:33)
       it's a return route back into Stonebridge if you come down Wizard, or via Rebob/27 Switchbacks if one was headed south, it's just a quicker route back up to get back to the goods. It joins with Beaver Pass just below the top and it's an easy pedal to Stonebridge Drive where you can hit Danimal south or back into 99'er, or back up to Flank.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag TimmoWhistler (Oct 8, 2016 at 11:07)
       Ahhhh, great, thanks!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag aaronkoenig (Jun 19, 2017 at 12:15)
       A fun narrow single track climb with a good pitch and a few breaks in the right spots where it mellows out for a bit. Great views too make this an enjoyable way to get up to the Flank from the North.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Aussierob (Jul 8, 2017 at 12:03)
       There's a few exposed sections on the down hill side. Don't fall off. Rode it down for the first time today, Feels like it would be a pretty tough slog going up.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      flag DaggR (Jun 8, 2018 at 10:24)
       Makes perfect sense to climb, less so to decend!
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      flag Carmen91 (Aug 1, 2018 at 12:53)
       Its definitely not a blue run! Its very rocky and has steep bits in it. At the start of the trail its classified as a black trail! We enjoyes taking our bike for a walk on bits. Good views though!
      [Reply]

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