4,198 ft
Distance
126 ft
Climb
-687 ft
Descent
00:19:11
Avg time

Cheap Thrills Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Westside - Sproatt
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #3597 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #9757 in Trail Running
    • #19447 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 30 in E-Biking
    • 35 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking

Cheap Thrills is an excellent trail that descends almost 200 vertical metres from the Flank Trail to the start of 99er. The trails is well-built and offers numerous steep rock faces and curving bridges to keep you entertained. Although there are certainly some double-black sections they are not mandatory, meaning capable technical riders willing to walk around a few stunts will still have a great ride.

Access Info

The most direct way to access this trail is to ride up Stonebridge Place and take the Stonebridge-Flank Connector. Climb this trail very steeply and join the Flank Trail at about 980m elevation. The start of Cheap Thrills is not well marked, but look for a prominent clearing where the Flank Trail turns north (right).

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More Stats for Cheap Thrills mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -562 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,655 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,217 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,217 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,655 ft
  • Grade
    -13.383%
  • Grade max
    -47.566%
  • Grade min
    32.073%
  • Distance climb
    963 ft
  • Distance down
    3,065 ft
  • Distance flat
    170 ft
  • Avg time
    00:19:11
  • Avg reverse time
    01:31:34
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Status:
on Aug 15, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.3 (28 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Cheap Thrills Trail Reports

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      Aug 15, 2021 @ 5:51pm
      Aug 15, 2021
      Dry but in fantastic condition
      Aug 9, 2021 @ 6:07pm
      Aug 9, 2021
      Jul 19, 2021 @ 4:28pm
      Jul 19, 2021
      Jun 23, 2021 @ 1:31pm
      Jun 23, 2021
      Perfect condition!
      May 19, 2021 @ 3:42pm
      May 19, 2021
      One rideable patch of snow but otherwise primo
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 249 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 940 rides
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      Oct 11, 2017 @ 6:06am
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      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      aaronkoenig (Oct 10, 2017 at 15:09)
       This one is my favorite of the main trails coming off the Flank south of Darwin’s. It’s got lots of flow and some steep rock rolls. I wouldn’t say it’s any more difficult than the others though
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      b1gd0m (Apr 21, 2019 at 16:27)
       Definitely one of my favs on the westside - great flow, hardly any climbing and leaning towards the easier side of double black
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Silencedogood21 (Jul 5, 2019 at 13:18)
       I s. I’m gonna is Ddinbychi
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      BudGreen (Jul 9, 2019 at 20:50)
       Too many uphills and skinnys for this to be 5 stars, but the down sections are awesome.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      aaronkoenig (Jun 2, 2020 at 12:19)
       Thank you for all the recent work to the bridges! I rode it on May 31 and appreciated all of the updates, and happy that it kept the previous feel to it.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      ryanbuchan (Aug 1, 2020 at 18:15)
       Me and my buddy rode this trail last weekend.
      We are the capable technical riders mentioned in the description. ????
      We walked about 4 features and rode the rest.
      Not the easiest features to walk/extreme hike abike down but totally worth it.
      It is a beautiful trail
      [Reply]

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