2.0 miles
Distance
502 ft
Climb
-129 ft
Descent
00:25:15
Avg time

Farside Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Cheakamus
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (4 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Adaptive MTB, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1109 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #25031 in E-Biking
    • #508 in Trail Running
    • #1635 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in E-Biking
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    Resort Municipality of Whistler

The Far Side is a nice, fast, flowing trail that paralells the Cheakamus River on its east side. It can be combined with the Riverside Trail for a nice loop and is often combined with the High Line to reach Tunnel Vision.

Access Info

The trail is accessed from the SE corner of highway 99 and Cheakamus Lake road.

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More Stats for Farside mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    373 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,973 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,352 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,980 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,352 ft
  • Grade
    3.6%
  • Grade max
    -13.6%
  • Grade min
    31.7%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2,598 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,276 ft
  • Avg time
    00:25:15
  • Avg reverse time
    00:22:10
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Status:
on Dec 15, 2022
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.35 (14 votes)
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      Farside Trail Reports

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      Dec 15, 2022 @ 7:55pm
      Dec 15, 2022
      Nov 15, 2022 @ 4:21pm
      Nov 15, 2022
      Varies between packed snow, dirt, and quite a bit of ice. I'd recommend giving it a pass right now unless you're running studded tires
      Sep 27, 2022 @ 11:13pm
      Sep 27, 2022
      Sep 11, 2022 @ 2:07pm
      Sep 11, 2022
      Aug 23, 2022 @ 2:03pm
      Aug 23, 2022
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 355 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
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      • 3,901 rides
      • Last: Jan 2, 2023

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      May 1, 2011 @ 10:54pm
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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Silencedogood21 (Jul 16, 2020 at 10:47)
      Don’t be fooled by the green status. This trail is as fun as you make it.

      A zippy way to get up to high side etc and a fun flowy one to ride down.

      Be mindful and respectful of hikers
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      egirardin (Jun 11, 2020 at 18:34)
      Good flowy trail, especially with my younger kids. Lots of people hiking / biking both directions so stay alert.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      BrioHouseWhistler (Aug 27, 2018 at 16:30)
      Tree down across trail about 1km along from FSR
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flipfantasia WORCA (Jul 29, 2014 at 11:40)
      this is a multi-use trail, not biking primary.
      [Reply]





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