4,198 ft
Distance
126 ft
Climb
-687 ft
Descent
00:16:44
Avg time

Cheap Thrills Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain 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
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #2624 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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).

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
    00:16:44
  • Avg reverse time
    01:33:39
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Status:
on Oct 14, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.3 (24 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Cheap Thrills Trail Reports

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      Oct 14, 2019 @ 9:00am
      Oct 14, 2019
      Aug 24, 2019 @ 10:08am
      Aug 24, 2019
      Beginning of bridge crossing creek near top is getting eroded with patch of dirt just before bridge becoming narrower than bridge itself making...
      Aug 5, 2019 @ 12:14pm
      Aug 5, 2019
      Running great!
      May 27, 2019 @ 8:19pm
      May 27, 2019
      One broken rung on the ladder after the steep rock face, but aside from that, mint.
      May 19, 2019 @ 12:06pm
      May 19, 2019
      Raked the trail May 18th. Enjoy, everyone!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 161 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 801 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 19, 2018 @ 11:52am
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      Oct 11, 2017 @ 6:06am
      Oct 11, 2017

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      4 Reviews & 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
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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
      flag Silencedogood21 (Jul 5, 2019 at 13:18)
       I s. I’m gonna is Ddinbychi
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag 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]

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