11 miles
Distance
3,076 ft
Climb
-1,976 ft
Descent
03:19:05
Avg time

Comfortably Numb Details

  • Riding area
    Whistler North
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May-Oct
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #211

Comfortably Numb is the longest and most physically challenging singletrack ride in the Whistler valley. Designed and built by Chris Markle (a Whistler trailbuilding legend), it's a must-do ride for technically advanced cyclists.

Comfortably Numb should not be taken lightly, take as much water as you can carry, you will need it. It's also not recomended that you do this trail on your own, as large parts are out of mobile phone coverage. If you do start the ride and need to exit early, there is a way out after 6km via Young Lust which will take you back to the Wedgemount carpark.

Most people ride this trail from North to South, starting at Wedgemount parking lot, but it can be ridden both ways.
Some variations of the trail include riding Kill Me Thrill Me first, or if you want to start in the village, you can ride out on Green Lake Loop

The descent portion is setup as a seperate trail, which can be done itself by climbing Yummy Numby.
Comfortably Numb (Foreplay Descent)

Access Info

The trail begins near Wedgemount parking lot. Either ride or drive north of Whistler and look for the BC Parks signs for Wedgemount. Once off the highway there is ample parking near the river. To access the trail-head, cross the bridge and go left, veering right at a fork. After a couple of minutes you will see a well signed trail on your right.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Comfortably Numb mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,100 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,083 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,328 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,083 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,183 ft
  • Grade
    2.156%
  • Grade max
    -64.571%
  • Grade min
    39.02%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,901 ft
  • Avg time
    03:19:05
  • Avg reverse time
    02:52:38
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on Sep 12, 2017
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Avg: 4.9 (17 votes)

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Comfortably Numb Trail Reports

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Sep 12, 2017 @ 9:19pm
Sep 12, 2017
Small tree down. ~800 m from north trailhead.
Sep 9, 2017 @ 7:46am
Sep 9, 2017
Rode the North Secret portion to Out there. Great work by the Worca Maintenance crew the past couple seasons. Tech and challenging! Just the...
Aug 23, 2017 @ 5:38pm
Aug 23, 2017
Aug 6, 2017 @ 6:27pm
Aug 6, 2017
ran the route from the far end to Whistler - really enjoyable
Jul 24, 2017 @ 8:13pm
Jul 24, 2017
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag aaronkoenig (Aug 28, 2017 at 12:45)
 Rode trail backwards and found it less of a grind and more enjoyable overall. Up Yummy Numby and through the Golden Door. The only thing I'd have done differently would have been taken the Out There descent. One of my favorite rides of the year! Also, great job on the trail maintenance and additional building...So well done!
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