1 miles
Distance
32 ft
Climb
-802 ft
Descent
00:11:24
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Whistler South
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -769 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,836 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,605 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,605 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,836 ft
  • Grade
    -12.087%
  • Grade max
    -31.156%
  • Grade min
    16.954%
  • Distance climb
    475 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    36 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:24
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Status:
on May 19, 2019
Snow Covered
Avg: 3.1 (9 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%
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  • < 50%
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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 babylon-by-bike-lower trailhead (50.064261, -123.015509)
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      Babylon By Bike... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 19, 2019 @ 9:30pm
      May 19, 2019
      Jan 28, 2019 @ 2:52pm
      Jan 28, 2019
      Oct 2, 2018 @ 12:53pm
      Oct 2, 2018
      Getting snow covered. The section. From the Microwave road up about a km has been cleared by a large machine. There is now a junction part way up...
      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)
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 47 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 99 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      879 |
      Apr 15, 2014 @ 3:07pm
      Apr 15, 2014
      | 1 comments
      609 |
      Sep 16, 2010 @ 4:47pm
      Sep 16, 2010
      938 |
      Sep 16, 2010 @ 4:46pm
      Sep 16, 2010
      | 1 comments

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      Trail Products

      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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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
      [Reply]
      • + 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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      Babylon by Bike
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