3,572 ft
Distance
434 ft
Climb
-124 ft
Descent
00:14:55
Avg time

A Cut Above Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Westside - Sproatt
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #19601 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 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
    00:14:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:34
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Status:
on Aug 15, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.65 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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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

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to a-cut-above trailhead (50.125420, -122.988400)
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      A Cut Above Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 15, 2019 @ 8:28pm
      Aug 15, 2019
      Very good condition.
      Aug 9, 2019 @ 10:29am
      Aug 9, 2019
      Nice technical climb (or descent) trail with lots of bridgework; well taken care of.
      Jul 14, 2019 @ 4:07pm
      Jul 14, 2019
      Apr 26, 2019 @ 8:35am
      Apr 26, 2019
      Looks like Dan went through with a saw and cut out all the logs. Chapeau.
      Apr 23, 2019 @ 7:35pm
      Apr 23, 2019
      Cleared Deadfall and raked. GTG!
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 236 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 702 rides
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      Photos

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      Apr 28, 2019 @ 4:01pm
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      57 |
      Jul 21, 2017 @ 9:38am
      Jul 21, 2017
      62 |
      Jul 9, 2017 @ 9:38am
      Jul 9, 2017
      57 |
      Jul 9, 2017 @ 7:12am
      Jul 9, 2017

      Trail Lists

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      16 miles
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      6 miles
      The Best of Northside
      14 miles

      Trail Products

      8 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]
      • + 0
      flag smithy96 (Jun 23, 2019 at 13:21)
       More like a black. Sign at start of trial says black
      [Reply]

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