1 miles
Distance
78 ft
Climb
-1,090 ft
Descent
00:33:08
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Whistler South
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #15567 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Gnarly, old school, whistler trail. Unridable by mortal riders, with big lines, nasty chutes and chundery, rocky and steep descent. There are a few hike-a-bike sections which are very treacherous, and I can't imagine how someone could ride it.

If you're a stud on your bike, give it a look. If not, there's plenty better options to get you down from top of the world.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Babylon By Bike (Upper) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,012 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,694 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,739 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,706 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,694 ft
  • Grade
    -17.162%
  • Grade max
    -55.299%
  • Grade min
    29.127%
  • Distance climb
    969 ft
  • Distance down
    4,803 ft
  • Distance flat
    125 ft
  • Avg time
    00:33:08
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Status:
on Sep 2, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.3 (7 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%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • 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
      Directions to babylon-by-bike-upper trailhead (50.058110, -123.004400)
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      Babylon By Bike... Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Sep 2, 2018 @ 9:25pm
      Sep 2, 2018
      Running good (for upper Babylon), just one tree down and someone has brush cut the bottom cut block area-cheers.
      Jul 19, 2018 @ 11:20pm
      Jul 19, 2018
      Very overgrown vegation about 3/4 ways down the trail. Some of the old wood has also been broken and not fixed. Someone has came through and...
      May 20, 2018 @ 6:46pm
      May 20, 2018
      90% unrideable. Huge overgrowth, broken ttfs left right and center, creek running down trail, lots of erosion, and about a million trees down. The...
      Sep 3, 2017 @ 6:19pm
      Sep 3, 2017
      Severely overgrown at bottom and wooden features need some love
      Jun 23, 2017 @ 2:44pm
      Jun 23, 2017
      Great trail but it needs some love. Too many downed trees and brush on the trail to ride it properly.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 9 rides
      • 28 miles avg distance
      All
      • 65 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      87 |
      Dec 3, 2017 @ 7:27am
      Dec 3, 2017
      Babylon By Bike (Upper)
      107 |
      Nov 14, 2017 @ 12:09pm
      Nov 14, 2017
      Babylon By Bike (Upper)
      111 |
      Nov 14, 2017 @ 12:09pm
      Nov 14, 2017
      Babylon By Bike (Upper)
      1,446 |
      Jun 4, 2010 @ 6:45pm
      Jun 4, 2010
      Babylon By Bike (Upper)

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag zimcik (Aug 17, 2015 at 7:50)
       This is arguably a hiking trail that you can ride your bike down. Probably my least favourite trail in Whistler. Zero flow, some completely unrideable sections (unless you're legitimately insane) and extremely slick if it's damp. Woodwork is falling apart and the trail is overgrown. Complete waste of time.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag trispecific (Aug 8, 2018 at 20:13)
       Wood work still needs work but the trail is now not over grown. A couple of us cleared it for a run race this September. You do want to exit left onto lower Babylon connector as to the right is still over grown, but all clear to See Colours and Puke
      [Reply]

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