2,895 ft
Distance
50 ft
Climb
-157 ft
Descent
00:06:38
Avg time

Bart's Dark Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Westside - Sproatt
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    April to October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Ladder Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #2904 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #13700 in E-Biking
    • #3546 in Trail Running
    • #7928 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in E-Biking
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Resort Municipality of Whistler

Barts Dark Forest trail was reworked in 2017 by the RMOW Trail Crew. This flowy blue trail connects Emeral Forest, River Runs Through It North and South and eventually Rainbow Park. This multi-use trail has a few black options and wood features to keep it fun and interesting that can be ridden in either direction but best North to South.

Access Info

Accessed a number of ways: From Westside Road, or from A River Runs Through It (North), or cross the street after riding Rebob northbound or Get Over It southbound.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bart's Dark Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -105 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,159 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,299 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,299 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,193 ft
  • Grade
    -3.638%
  • Grade max
    -19.791%
  • Grade min
    14.415%
  • Distance climb
    925 ft
  • Distance down
    1,739 ft
  • Distance flat
    231 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:02
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Status:
on Sep 28, 2021
Wet
Avg: 4.3 (13 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      Bart's Dark Trail Trail Reports

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      Sep 28, 2021 @ 4:46pm
      Sep 28, 2021
      Cleared the trees. Technically, they were blocking both Bart's Dark and RRTI, so @RMOW Imma have to charge you double. Big thanks to the kind...
      Sep 27, 2021 @ 6:42pm
      Sep 27, 2021
      Tree down at intersection with a River Runs Through It
      Aug 13, 2021 @ 12:35pm
      Aug 13, 2021
      Aug 10, 2021 @ 7:45am
      Aug 10, 2021
      reporter Perfect conditions after Sundays rain. No mud, no dust
      Aug 3, 2021 @ 11:54am
      Aug 3, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 261 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 895 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 28, 2021 @ 3:24pm
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      Aug 8, 2019 @ 12:26pm
      Aug 8, 2019
      185 |
      Aug 8, 2019 @ 12:25pm
      Aug 8, 2019
      120 |
      Aug 8, 2019 @ 12:25pm
      Aug 8, 2019

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      Trail Products

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • - 2
      gdtrfb8 (Aug 13, 2019 at 17:23)
       Trail signage (and MTB Project) indicates this is part of A River Runs Through It. I’m not a local, so I don’t know why it’s named differently here, but it caused a little confusion for us as we got started.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      Sun2306 (Aug 13, 2019 at 18:13)
       This is an old logging road that's been remodelled. RRTI uses this logging road as part of the trail
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      chubby5000 (Nov 9, 2019 at 8:18)
       A short, must-do trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      KarinB (Sep 27, 2020 at 20:06)
       Great trail for beginners who want to build confidence and practice TTFs (all optional). Love doing laps on this trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      J604 (Oct 10, 2021 at 21:46)
       So much fun, we went right back up the road and road it again. Heading back next time in whistler.
      [Reply]

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