2 miles
Distance
103 ft
Climb
-956 ft
Descent
00:11:28
Avg time

Details

  • Riding area
    Whistler South
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking

This is a classic old school trail on the slopes of Whistler Mountain that you have to earn. First you must climb up to the Whistler Microwave Tower at approx. 1500m. Once there you have to find the trail, then its a pretty good grade down through single track, old logged areas with bridges and other obstacles, then through a trail being overgrown by alder, then you're back on the road for a bit then into Tunnel Vision which take us right back home!
http://www.leelau.net/2002/babylon/babylon.htm

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Babylon By Bike (lower) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -854 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,839 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,703 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,693 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,839 ft
  • Grade
    -9.867%
  • Grade max
    -104.053%
  • Grade min
    63.418%
  • Distance climb
    1,098 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    455 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:28
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Status:
on Aug 10, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.1 (9 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to babylon-by-bike-lower trailhead (50.065070, -123.010350)
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Babylon By Bike... Trail Reports

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Aug 10, 2018 @ 6:46pm
Aug 10, 2018
Just ride till see colours but no snow.
Jul 3, 2018 @ 8:30pm
Jul 3, 2018
Brushcut and chainsawed almost to the upper babylon junction. Access from SCAP (WORCA trail crew will not continue clearing into WB tenured land)
Jun 4, 2018 @ 7:23am
Jun 4, 2018
reporter
brushed out most of the second half of the single track portion between Upper Babylon and SCAP, also cleaned up the approach to the short log ride...
May 30, 2018 @ 6:52pm
May 30, 2018
more rideable than access road but still not worth while, too much vegetation
May 20, 2018 @ 6:05pm
May 20, 2018
Snow covered and bushes down for 80% of the trail. Not rideable.
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Apr 15, 2014 @ 3:07pm
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Sep 16, 2010 @ 4:47pm
Sep 16, 2010
Babylon By Bike (lower)
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Sep 16, 2010 @ 4:46pm
Sep 16, 2010
| 1 comments Babylon By Bike (lower)

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3 Reviews & Comments

  • - 1
flag Scooterchick (Jul 11, 2017 at 8:56)
 June 28, 2017 Rode this horrible overgrown, blowdown, mosquito infested trail using Trail Forks recommendations as a guide. We rode up it (trailforks recommendation/punishment). Don't waste your time, the trail down (See Corners and Puke) wasn't worth the climb...boring. AND, I Lost my Oakleys up there.
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  • + 0
flag aaronkoenig (Aug 20, 2017 at 22:06)
 The current trail description includes Upper Babylon. Lower Babylon is straight with little change in grade. No reason to bike down this. Going up lets you get to See colours and Puke and the HIgh trails and is a bit of a slog though not a high grade
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  • + 1
flag NovemberCharlie (Jun 17, 2018 at 17:01)
 Lower Babylon is a great climbing trail to access See Colours And Puke. It is a bit overgrown in spots, be prepared to duck under some low branches and be prepared to do a little bit of hike a bike but it is all well worth it. Would not be a very fun trail to ride down. Recommended to climb only.
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