3,685 ft
Distance
29 ft
Climb
-381 ft
Descent
00:03:48
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
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    May - October
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #8 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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -352 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,243 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,598 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,595 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,243 ft
  • Grade
    -9.551%
  • Grade max
    -39.877%
  • Grade min
    17.84%
  • Distance climb
    593 ft
  • Distance down
    2,965 ft
  • Distance flat
    128 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:48
  • Avg reverse time
    02:24:06
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Status:
on Oct 12, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4.05 (95 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • 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
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Heart of Darkness Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 3,844 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
      All
      • 6,956 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      5 |
      Nov 27, 2019 @ 12:07pm
      Nov 27, 2019
      150 |
      Jul 11, 2017 @ 11:05am
      Jul 11, 2017
      461 |
      Feb 7, 2017 @ 1:34pm
      Feb 7, 2017
      118 |
      Jun 11, 2016 @ 8:00pm
      Jun 11, 2016

      Trail Lists

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      Trail Products

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag 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]
      • + 0
      flag rjfkesson (Jul 17, 2018 at 22:30)
       Very bumpy at the bottom. Loads of braking bumps. Dry and dusty right now
      [Reply]

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