2 miles
Distance
42 ft
Climb
-1,792 ft
Descent
00:31:47
Avg time

Dark Crystal Details

  • Riding area
    Blackcomb
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #8289
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Manager
    Whistler Blackcomb

Now officially a part of the Blackcomb trail network, Dark Crystal descends from the bottom of the Crystal Ridge Express chairlift to the Blackcomb Access Road next to Micro Climate. Built by Scott Veach and Ben Haggar, Dark Crystal was designed to use as much natural terrain as possible with low angles to keep riders from having to use their brakes, and as a result, ensure the trail has longevity. It integrates as many rock slabs and faces as possible throughout and overall the descend is a lot of bang for your buck.

Disclaimer

Please follow these trail guidelines: - Respect spring and fall seasonal closures, due to trail conditions and black bear hibernation. - No Dogs. - No access above Microclimate before 9:30am daily.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Dark Crystal mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,750 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,447 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,198 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,198 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,447 ft
  • Grade
    -19.055%
  • Grade max
    -52.537%
  • Grade min
    8.054%
  • Distance climb
    538 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    114 ft
  • Avg time
    00:31:47
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:36
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Status:
on Oct 15, 2017
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.5 (12 votes)

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Dark Crystal Trail Reports

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Oct 15, 2017 @ 1:28pm
Oct 15, 2017
Muddy slick and snow covered. Leave it alone till spring please.
Oct 10, 2017 @ 10:00am
Oct 10, 2017
Tagging this yellow as it should probably be considered a voluntary closure till next summer. Very muddy conditions in many places.
Oct 8, 2017 @ 6:48pm
Oct 8, 2017
Oct 8, 2017 @ 4:05pm
Oct 8, 2017
All the roots that popped out this summer are slick! Trail is damp with a couple of muddy sections. See how it holds up this fall
Sep 30, 2017 @ 11:54pm
Sep 30, 2017
Pretty soupy right now. Sort of like Entrails on a bad day. Too much traffic I guess. Looking forward to riding it again next summer.
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Oct 15, 2017 @ 1:28pm
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Oct 7, 2017 @ 4:31pm
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Dark Crystal, Whistler
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Oct 7, 2017 @ 4:30pm
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Dark Crystal, Whistler
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Oct 7, 2017 @ 4:30pm
Oct 7, 2017
Dark Crystal, Whistler

7 Reviews & Comments

  • + 2
flag jaydawg69 (Sep 25, 2017 at 20:05)
 I thought this trail was off limits?
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  • + 3
flag Sun2306 (Sep 26, 2017 at 7:06)
 not anymore wb announced it
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  • + 4
flag flipfantasia WORCA (Sep 26, 2017 at 7:51)
 the Province has signed off on it as part of the public trail network in the WB Controlled Rec Area.
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  • + 1
flag kevin267 (Sep 26, 2017 at 21:36)
 'was'... not anymore
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  • + 1
flag jaydawg69 (Sep 27, 2017 at 8:24)
 does WB allow bikes on the road now?
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  • + 3
flag flipfantasia WORCA (Sep 27, 2017 at 9:24)
 only above Micro Climate
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  • + 1
flag Aliceoutside (Sep 26, 2017 at 20:38)
 Awesome trail!
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