1 miles
Distance
201 ft
Climb
-772 ft
Descent
00:10:35
Avg time
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LESS Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Westside - Sproatt
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • AKA
    LESS LOTS
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #21710 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2017

Lower Elevation Short Squirrels allows riders to have a less physical decent that starts from just bellow the alpine. The trail construction was just finished mid summer 2018 so its very dry and dusty along the bottom half of the route. If you can avoid riding the trail till the rains return in the fall you will enjoy it more and the trail will be in much better shape for years to come.

Additionally this will allow use early and late season when/if the alpine portion is closed due to snow and/or wet conditions.

Access Info

starts at ~1440m elv on Into the Mystic

Local Trail Association
More Stats for LESS bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -571 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,081 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,651 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,651 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,081 ft
  • Grade
    -10.312%
  • Grade max
    -53.033%
  • Grade min
    45.957%
  • Distance climb
    1,449 ft
  • Distance down
    3,985 ft
  • Distance flat
    99 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:35
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Status:
on Nov 11, 2019
Variable
Avg: 3.85 (7 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
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  • One Direction
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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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      LESS Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Nov 11, 2019 @ 8:13pm
      Nov 11, 2019
      reporter CLOSED for season
      Nov 11, 2019 @ 5:59pm
      Nov 11, 2019
      No closed sign so I guess it was open. ITM was damp but not wet enough to leave tyre track anywhere. LESS was well drained, no mud patches,...
      Oct 23, 2019 @ 7:50am
      Oct 23, 2019
      reporter Closed for the season. Snow starts at about 1100m.on Mystic.
      Oct 5, 2019 @ 8:26am
      Oct 5, 2019
      Mostly good, a few wet sections
      Sep 21, 2019 @ 9:52am
      Sep 21, 2019
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 252 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 51 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 26, 2019 @ 9:28am
      Jun 26, 2019
      99 |
      Jul 18, 2018 @ 11:20am
      Jul 18, 2018

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      LESS Loop (Function)
      10 miles

      Trail Products

      9 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag HowlerContractingLimited (Jun 11, 2018 at 5:43)
       There is just over 400m that has not been built yet and the upper section of the trail is very soft. Please do not ride unless you want to destroy the trail before it even opens.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag flipfantasia WORCA (Aug 16, 2018 at 21:35)
       super fun! awesome build @HowlerContractingLimited, can't wait until we get some rain so the dirt can really set up!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag nyles (Sep 7, 2018 at 13:49)
       Recent rains and some more riding have this trail totally good to go. It was superb today, loose has turned into loam
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag MMOF (Sep 8, 2018 at 14:09)
       How far up Mystic is the turnoff? I want to see a loop ride from Function Junction up Mystic, across LESS and down LOTS back to Function Junction. Anyone have this route?

      Thanks
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag flipfantasia WORCA (Sep 11, 2018 at 12:10)
       it's at ~1400m, Function is ~640m...No stopping at a decent pace, I can do it in about an hour, but I think most people would probably be in the 1h30m+ range...you can create your own routes, fyi
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag MMOF (Sep 11, 2018 at 12:11)
       Thank you so much for this.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag BCDragon (Sep 28, 2018 at 13:11)
       Is LESS open or not? Into the Mystic is Flagged as closed, which makes sense in the alpine, but surely the Grizzly closure does not affect LESS...
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag awhite76 (Oct 15, 2018 at 23:06)
       The sign I saw posted at the bottom of the Sirloin access stated that all trails above the Flank were closed. Best to leave the bear alone.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag Hmichelis (Jul 21, 2019 at 7:16)
       What a fun trail, worth every metre of climbing. Well done. Was in perfect condition yesterday when I rode.
      [Reply]

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