3,510 ft
Distance
-329 ft
Descent
00:05:02
Avg time

Heart of Darkness Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Whistler Mountain Bike Park
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • AKA
    HOD
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    May - October
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #15 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

Long freeride trail in the Fitzsimmons area of the Bike Park. Rated between Family Cross and Crank it up on Whistler's freeride progression chart, in the top half of the blues. Heavily used flowy, bermy trail. Big air or roll over – your speed will determine which.

Access Info

Starts at the lowest Trail Hub before the village. There are blue and black trails leading to this Hub; Lower B-Line offers more freeride trail at an easier difficulty level. Alternatively, you can join the trail at the bottom of Crank it Up or C-More (both long blue freeride trails).

Bike Park

More Stats for Heart of Darkness mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -329 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,250 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,579 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,579 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,251 ft
  • Grade
    -9.4%
  • Grade max
    -29.2%
  • Grade min
    -1%
  • Distance down
    3,386 ft
  • Distance flat
    125 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:02
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:51
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Status:
on Jun 15, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 3.95 (113 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Heart of Darkness Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 136 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,001 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      All
      • 15,879 rides
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      Photos

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      64 |
      Nov 1, 2020 @ 6:43am
      Nov 1, 2020
      295 |
      Jul 11, 2017 @ 11:05am
      Jul 11, 2017
      503 |
      Feb 7, 2017 @ 1:34pm
      Feb 7, 2017
      161 |
      Jun 11, 2016 @ 8:00pm
      Jun 11, 2016

      Routes with this trail

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      First Time Visitor - Warmup Laps Day 25 miles
      Trail Bike Test Lap (2020 Pinkbike Field Test)1,588 ft
      Creek to Crank6 miles
      Creek to Crank7 miles

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      AngieStew (May 31, 2018 at 23:12)
       Fantastic until the washboard begins 2/3 down. Then it's a 'try to keep your fillings in your teeth"!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      rjfkesson (Jul 17, 2018 at 22:30)
       Very bumpy at the bottom. Loads of braking bumps. Dry and dusty right now
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      Videos

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      youtuber Quick and Dirty at Whistler // Heart of Darkness
      2:47 | 431 | Apr 19, 2020 , Whistler
      Heart of Darkness 2022 at Whistler Bike Park
      12:09 | 27 | Jun 5, 2022 , Whistler
      Heart of Darkness | Episode 1
      7:07 | 50 | Apr 22, 2022 , Whistler
      Whistler Mountain Bike Park: Sept 2020 Ride, I...
      1:56 | 86 | Mar 27, 2021 , Whistler
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