1.0 mile
Distance
6 ft
Climb
-1,073 ft
Descent
00:13:36
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Howler (lower) Trail
  • Zander Strathearn
    Builder

Howler (lower) Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Westside - Rainbow
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Jun-Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1243 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #14493 in E-Biking
    • #17957 in Trail Running
    • #12296 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in E-Biking
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2013

This trail is a great wet weather trail, Lower Howler is in low angle terrain compared to the upper two sections but still, have great views. The is just enough tech to keep you on your toes, but with enough flow you can open it up and really enjoy it, knowing there are no major features, drops, or jumps, to catch you unawares. The rock up there, however, is sharp so bring spare tubes

Access Info

Starting from the very top of Alpine Way (no parking), climb Cultured Climb to Rick's Roost (name of the access road, not an actual trail) until you don't want to climb any more. You will pass Cat Scratch Fever, Green Monster, and the Flank turn-off to Billy Epic. Keep going. Past the Flank, the trail mellows until you reach a big bridge over 19 mile creek. Shortly after the creek, you will pass the Skywalk Hiking trail on your left and you will see a motor-vehicle gate straight ahead, take the right towards Lower Skywalk and Lower Howler. The access is an old low angle slightly wet skidder road that contours, expect to see hikers as its the primary access to the hiking trail network, continue along the roadbed until you reach Howler.

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More Stats for Howler (lower) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,066 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,455 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,521 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,521 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,454 ft
  • Grade
    -19.4%
  • Grade max
    -41%
  • Grade min
    8.7%
  • Distance climb
    157 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    59 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:36
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on Jun 12, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 4.3 (47 votes)
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      Howler (lower) Trail Reports

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      Jun 12, 2024 @ 8:23am
      Jun 12, 2024
      Widened the trail thru the rocks at 1.08 km and opened the short climb at bit at 1.13 km
      Jun 6, 2024 @ 2:20pm
      Jun 6, 2024
      Removed the top step and made the stutter section at 1.07 km, just above the spire, friendlier overall.
      Jun 5, 2024 @ 11:24am
      Jun 5, 2024
      May 21, 2024 @ 12:07am
      May 21, 2024
      May 11, 2024 @ 1:57pm
      May 11, 2024
      A little spring cleaning on Lower Howler from Prowler on down. Trail is very dry in open areas and ideal in shaded places.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 24 rides
      • 13.6 km avg distance
      6 Months
      • 156 rides
      • 15.1 km avg distance
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      • 3,590 rides
      • Last: Jun 22, 2024

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