1 mile
Distance
381 ft
Climb
-911 ft
Descent
00:33:17
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cheakamus
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • AKA
    It's Business Time
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    Apr - Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #286 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking

Fantastic trail for the more advanced rider with a little bit of everything: Great viewpoints, numerous rock rolls (including a series of 5 in a row), a few ladders and three short climbs. If it’s too challenging – and the top half is slightly easier than the bottom – you can peel off on AM/PM half way through for a quick downhill. The more difficult features all have easy ride arounds except for the last ladder.

There’s a lot of flow here, although the final climb just after the AM/PM intersection breaks this up a bit as it’s a steep one. It’s a trail to challenge yourself to ride as cleanly as possible and will keep you coming back to it again and again. Thank you Duncan for designing such a great trail

Access Info

Access this by climbing the Lower Microwave Tower Access Road from the bottom of Cheakamus, or through a short climb up from the end of Highline if you're coming from the High trails. Alternatively, you can get here by riding down ~1km from Tunnel Vision

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More Stats for Duncan's (It's Business Time) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -530 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,023 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,586 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,554 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,024 ft
  • Grade
    -7.236%
  • Grade max
    -49.295%
  • Grade min
    42.092%
  • Distance climb
    2,045 ft
  • Distance down
    5,048 ft
  • Distance flat
    235 ft
  • Avg time
    00:33:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:42:48
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Status:
on Nov 16, 2020
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.6 (54 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to duncan-s-it-s-business-time trailhead (50.075010, -123.027140)
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      Duncan's (It's... Trail Reports

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      Nov 16, 2020 @ 9:56pm
      Nov 16, 2020
      Nov 8, 2020 @ 1:39pm
      Nov 8, 2020
      Tree down
      Nov 8, 2020 @ 1:39pm
      Nov 8, 2020
      Tree down
      Oct 22, 2020 @ 3:26pm
      Oct 22, 2020
      Sep 27, 2020 @ 1:39pm
      Sep 27, 2020
      Lots of grip on the rocks. Careful on the wood.
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      9 Reviews & Comments

      • + 7
      flag boomforeal (Aug 24, 2014 at 21:47)
       this trail f*cking rules
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      flag bcpunk CL (Aug 22, 2016 at 10:23)
       This trail solidly puts the mountain biking back in mountain biking... sooo goooood. #IDon'tRidePark
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      • + 1
      flag NovemberCharlie (May 28, 2018 at 19:16)
       This is an amazing trail, a must ride for the confident shredders out there. It is challenging for intermediate level riders, first timers can probably expect to do a little pushing in the steep climb sections as momentum is key but dont let that put you off. The downhill flow is epic! I will ride this trail again and again.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag chubby5000 (Oct 20, 2018 at 12:29)
       I found the first half of this trail up to the AM/PM intersection to be super difficult with tons of climbing and wasn’t really sure if it was worth the climb. But after that? Oooooooh Nelly!!!! So good. Little jumps and drops and rolls and slabs and berms and all the cool things about biking packed into one little descent.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag deln78 (Jul 7, 2019 at 10:34)
       Did the upper part to am/pm. Amazing and eye-opening trail. Need to come back and do the rest.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag joniwirts (Sep 21, 2019 at 12:39)
       I love this trail. Everyone has a different opinion as to how difficult it is. I found it challenging but not scary. For some perspective, I race enduro in pro women’s category and I love tech trails. There are a handful of uphills that I wouldn’t miss but all-in-all, the descending portions make the trail super fun. I love the rock rolls.
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      • + 1
      flag whererusteve (May 6, 2020 at 17:04)
       Really Good! Great early season run. Good test of well-rounded ness as DH'ers will want to cry on the uphill portions. But the down makes it all worth it. Something for everyone! I'm not saying anything new except that if you've never seen Flight of the Conchords you should, and the name of this trail will make much more sense!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Silencedogood21 (Jul 16, 2020 at 10:45)
       This was my first black trail in whistler when I rode it last summer.

      Certainly not for the feint of heart but very rewarding for advanced riders with some great viewpoints.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag MtnGoat-WTR (Jul 26, 2020 at 15:22)
       Black bear encounter today, the 26 July, 2020 just below the double rock garden roll into the ladder ramp. Mom and cub and we all parted ways happily.
      [Reply]

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