2,554 ft
18 ft
-535 ft
Avg time

Cat Scratch Fever Details

  • Riding Area
    Westside - Rainbow
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
  • Global Ranking

Cat Scratch Fever is a short downhill trail starting from half way up Rick's Roost and ending at the top of Alpine Meadows. At the trail head there are two starting points both of which join up again half way down. The gps file is starting from the right hand trail.

The trail is a short downhill blast all on single track, it's fast and flowy with some nice root and rock sections thrown in too. The last section of trail takes you across a couple of fire roads, around some buildings and down some loose gravel turns. The last section isn't always abvious so you may have to look around.

It's a great starter trail for people wanting a bit more of a challenge but without going crazy.

For a longer run you can link straight into the expert trail Mandatory Suicide and on into Mel's Dilema before finishing on Alta Lake Road.

Access Info

Access to the trail head can be reached by either riding up Rick's Roost (located at the top of Alpine Way) or down off the flank trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Cat Scratch Fever bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -517 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,377 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,894 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,894 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,377 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    213 ft
  • Distance down
    2,292 ft
  • Distance flat
    49 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Sep 18, 2018
Avg: 3.75 (4 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to cat-scratch-fever trailhead (50.148820, -122.976860)
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Cat Scratch Fever Trail Reports

Sep 18, 2018 @ 8:06am
Sep 18, 2018
Jun 29, 2018 @ 4:53pm
Jun 29, 2018
Tree has fallen across trail after a steep tech section. Required dismounting bike and climbing over.
Jun 19, 2018 @ 10:20am
Jun 19, 2018
Lower section has been affected by recent forestry work removing high risk trees and combustible material. Final 100m or so is now clear cut, very...
Jun 10, 2018 @ 12:52pm
Jun 10, 2018
Tree down about 1/3 of the way down. Hit forest thinning carnage about 2/3s, but it is 100% rideable. Not obviously closed, but perhaps there is...
May 8, 2018 @ 4:14pm
May 8, 2018
reporter CLOSED for fuel thinning works underway, crews actively working, clean up will take place on RR and CSF. The end of CSF currently DOES NOT EXIST,...
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Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:36pm
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Cat Scratch Fever, Whistler
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Jul 13, 2014 @ 11:13pm
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Cat Scratch Fever
584 | May 29, 2012 , Whistler
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