2 miles
Distance
706 ft
Climb
-305 ft
Descent
03:17:13
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Whistler North
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Secret North
  • 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
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    May-Oct
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #609 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking

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 (North Secret) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    401 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,084 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,503 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,086 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,487 ft
  • Grade
    3.277%
  • Grade max
    -36.881%
  • Grade min
    33.641%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    3,293 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,788 ft
  • Avg time
    03:17:13
  • Avg reverse time
    02:52:38
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Status:
on Oct 8, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4.75 (26 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to comfortably-numb-north-secret trailhead (50.169000, -122.882400)
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Comfortably Numb... Trail Reports

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Oct 8, 2018 @ 10:00am
Oct 8, 2018
Only a few traces of snow beside the trail higher up. Despite the rain, very little mud and generally good conditions. My first time on this trail...
Oct 3, 2018 @ 8:41pm
Oct 3, 2018
A little snow covered at the top end of north Secret. Significant snow bringing the branches down across the traverse to young lust. Slow progress
Sep 28, 2018 @ 3:10pm
Sep 28, 2018
A bit slick in the trees at times, but overall not a deal breaker in the least. Trail is an incredible piece of work! Big props to the trail...
Sep 24, 2018 @ 8:25am
Sep 24, 2018
Wet but in nice riding condition
Sep 13, 2018 @ 6:19pm
Sep 13, 2018
Magic bridge work and trail repairs from WORCA crew - your hard work is always hugely appreciated. Slick roots but good drainage and no mud make...
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10 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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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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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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flag chubby5000 (Sep 1, 2018 at 22:37)
 This might be in my top 5 trails of all time. If you like techy XC it’s got tons of challenging corners and roots and rolls those little 1’ high rock shelves that require a quick pop to get up. Nothing really consequential on the entire trail but the clean the whole thing without dabbing would be a grand feat. The loop up top has got to have the most slabs/km of any trail I’ve ever ridden. At one point you’re riding for maybe an honest 5 or 6 minutes just on smooth granite rock. Rad rad run. I mean, it COULD be even better if there were funds to pave it Wink
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flag jlavietes (Sep 2, 2018 at 18:11)
 Ridden it backwards three times now, maybe itll be smoother with no roots if i ride it the correct way? ????
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  • + 1
flag Sun2306 (Sep 2, 2018 at 23:52)
 It’s a tough climb the right way
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