11 miles
Distance
3,076 ft
Climb
-1,976 ft
Descent
03:20:04
Avg time

Comfortably Numb Details

  • Riding area
    Whistler North
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May-Oct
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #507

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
    03:20:04
  • Avg reverse time
    02:52:38
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Status:
on Jul 13, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.75 (21 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to comfortably-numb-6849 trailhead (50.169050, -122.882510)
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Comfortably Numb Trail Reports

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Jul 13, 2018 @ 11:04am
Jul 13, 2018
Nice and dry and dust free. Go get it!
Jul 11, 2018 @ 3:14pm
Jul 11, 2018
Great conditions - a bit muddy in some sections but overall as good as it can be!
Jul 2, 2018 @ 9:23am
Jul 2, 2018
Riding as good as it ever has. A bit greasy in a few sections from the rain this week but that just adds to the climbing challenge in a few...
Jun 4, 2018 @ 4:18pm
Jun 4, 2018
Clear of deadfall... except for one big guy in the middle loop. Will get it Friday. Roost those pine cones away!
May 31, 2018 @ 5:43pm
May 31, 2018
The trail is all clear of snow and is dry. As mentioned there are a few trees down on various sections of the trail. Sorry no photos.
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Comfortably Numb, My City
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Aug 28, 2017 @ 8:56am
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Comfortably Numb, Winfield
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Aug 15, 2017 @ 5:28pm
Aug 15, 2017
Comfortably Numb, Whistler

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7 Reviews & 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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  • + 1
flag rmsraven (Jul 2, 2018 at 9:31)
 Riding the best it ever has. I love this trail! It's as advertised and I have found it is a good barometer of my progression in fitness (esp. core strength) and skills over the years. Gets more fun every year for me.
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  • + 1
flag gtbauman (Jul 30, 2018 at 18:22)
 This is my favorite trail, lush landscape and beautiful! It’s what we expected, lots of roots and rocks and technical sections. The trail is in excellent shape and a great build! Thanks guys
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