1.1 miles
Distance
-1,082 ft
Descent
00:15:47
Avg time

Hey Bud Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Blackcomb CRA
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (7 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May-October
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump, Roller Coaster, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #1969 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #24089 in Trail Running
    • #50289 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in E-Biking
    • 20 in Trail Running
    • 25 in Hiking

Steep trail with lots of roots and some jump features. This trail is one of the most technical ones in the area.

Access Info

Climb up Backcomb access road passing Roam in The Loam and staying right at the next road junction. Look for the trailhead to the left at the next switchback.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Hey Bud mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,082 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,444 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,526 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,526 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,444 ft
  • Grade
    -19%
  • Grade max
    -52.3%
  • Grade min
    -2.7%
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    00:15:47
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:17
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Status:
on Dec 6, 2022
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.75 (34 votes)
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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      Video: Advice From Chris Kovarik on Riding in the Mud
      Oct 29, 2019 from pinkbike.com
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      Hey Bud Trail Reports

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      Dec 6, 2022 @ 9:03pm
      Dec 6, 2022
      Aug 2, 2022 @ 1:08pm
      Aug 2, 2022
      Dry, grippy. Not too much rubble or deep dust around.
      Jun 21, 2022 @ 8:26am
      Jun 21, 2022
      The first half of the descent (the steeper bit) is very greasy. A few hot and dry days would definitely make it more enjoyable.
      Jun 9, 2022 @ 10:22am
      Jun 9, 2022
      Clear of snow. Greasy in places.
      May 24, 2022 @ 7:45pm
      May 24, 2022
      Cleared all the dead fall Top half is still 70% the bottom half is completely clear I'd give it a week or two
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 227 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
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      • 1,707 rides
      • Last: Sep 27, 2022

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      11 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Twowheelsforever (Jul 30, 2022 at 8:38)
      Steep and rooty, steeps often have multiple line choices. Super fun challenge in the dry but enough of a snake pit of roots in many sections that in the wet would be a no go for me
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      naludog (Jul 8, 2022 at 9:28)
      Ride Dark Crystal before you do Hey Bud. I did both with my kids and Hey Bud was more challenging for them. Dark Crystal was amazing.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      andrecharland (May 11, 2020 at 19:50)
      There’s 2 trees down on the new lower section. It’s probably 2ft in diameter so too big for my karate chop. The trial is otherwise snow free!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      longliveenduro MTB - Augsburg (Sep 21, 2019 at 14:27)
      Awesome trail. Canadian Single black for sure. Much better than Microclimate
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      nash89 (Jul 21, 2019 at 21:28)
      Tree down about halfway down the trail. Need someone with a saw to cut it up
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Annfred (Jun 19, 2019 at 17:21)
      That tree is still there!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      rideonmyhandlebars (Jun 8, 2019 at 12:39)
      Tree down just after new section starts, couldnt move on my own, otherwise riding primo!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      davecheng (Jul 27, 2018 at 11:52)
      I agree with the above commenters about the difficulty. Please remember that difficulty ratings are relative to the region. Hey Bud has ride arounds for the senders (rock, creek gap) and the remaining steep chutes are easier than, say, the ones found on Crazy Train next door to it.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      v102013 (Jun 1, 2018 at 15:40)
      Good Trail but I have to agree with the other guy here in my opinion it's a hard Single Black not Double Black good fun though!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      amyertel (Dec 6, 2017 at 13:31)
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      • + 0
      ikestar (May 22, 2015 at 18:12)
      This is a single black diamond, not a double black!! Especially the new variation. Go hit Gargamel or Upper PHD if you want a real double black.
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      Videos

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