4,198 ft
Distance
126 ft
Climb
-687 ft
Descent
00:16:25
Avg time

Cheap Thrills Details

  • Riding Area
    Westside - Sproatt
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #2624 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking

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).

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Cheap Thrills bike 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
    00:16:25
  • Avg reverse time
    01:33:39
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Status:
on Oct 12, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.3 (20 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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 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 cheap-thrills trailhead (50.113210, -123.006427)
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Cheap Thrills Trail Reports

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Oct 12, 2018 @ 2:46pm
Oct 12, 2018
What a sick trail! Some of the wood is still a bit wet while the rocks are all dry. Roots are a bit wet still in parts.
Jul 29, 2018 @ 10:42am
Jul 29, 2018
Dry and running well top to bottom.
Jul 20, 2018 @ 9:42am
Jul 20, 2018
Jul 17, 2018 @ 10:18pm
Jul 17, 2018
reporter dry but great conditions
Jul 17, 2018 @ 7:50am
Jul 17, 2018
Fixed bridge this morning
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Photos

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Aug 17, 2018 @ 1:01pm
Aug 17, 2018
Cheap Thrills, Trenton
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Aug 17, 2018 @ 1:01pm
Aug 17, 2018
Cheap Thrills, Trenton
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Jun 19, 2018 @ 11:52am
Jun 19, 2018
Cheap Thrills, Whistler
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Oct 11, 2017 @ 6:06am
Oct 11, 2017
Cheap Thrills, Ashington

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag 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
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