2,044 ft
Distance
-471 ft
Descent
00:06:36
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Howler (mid) Trail
  • Zander Strathearn
    Builder

Howler (mid) Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Westside - Rainbow
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Jun-Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #4045 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #8364 in E-Biking
    • #7266 in Trail Running
    • #6333 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in E-Biking
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2013

This section of the trail is located a long way up the flank trail, be prepared for a long sweaty climb. The midsection of Howler has many tight switchbacks but you can carry good speed if you take the high line into every corner. 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 anymore. 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, go through the gate and grind up the incredibly steep hill. Keep going until it mellows slightly and you see a large round boulder on the roadbed, the midsection of Howler starts from here on the right.

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More Stats for Howler (mid) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -471 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,548 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,020 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,020 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,550 ft
  • Grade
    -23.1%
  • Grade max
    -50.9%
  • Grade min
    -5.8%
  • Distance down
    2,044 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:36
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:50
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on Dec 21, 2022
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.3 (7 votes)
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      Howler (mid) Trail Reports

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      Dec 21, 2022 @ 1:15pm
      Dec 21, 2022
      Nov 22, 2022 @ 11:09pm
      Nov 22, 2022
      Foot deep snow in sections, not rideable, fun for hiking
      Oct 24, 2022 @ 11:13am
      Oct 24, 2022
      Snow covered in the open areas, wet otherwise. Did some armouring and rehab of eroded areas on upper half of Howler Mid the last two days.
      Oct 3, 2022 @ 7:30am
      Oct 3, 2022
      Oct 3, 2022 @ 7:30am
      Oct 3, 2022
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      • 139 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      • 1,576 rides
      • Last: Jun 28, 2022

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Powshred (Jun 11, 2021 at 19:49)
      If it was easy, everyone would climb up here. But it's not, and it's OK. Enjoy this gem.
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      • + 1
      blisster19 (Sep 12, 2020 at 12:28)
      You’ll be howling alright. Pure downhilll and lots of fun. Classic whistler
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      jgram52 (May 23, 2020 at 14:40)
      Running great. Still about a 1km section with snow before trailhead.
      [Reply]





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