4 miles
Distance
679 ft
Climb
-2,971 ft
Descent
00:39:30
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Lord of the Squirrels Trail

Details

  • Riding area
    Westside
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • AKA
    LOTS, Sproatt Descent
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Summer
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • TTFs on trail
    A-Frame, Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Pump Track, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster, Skinny, Teeter Totter, Wallride, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #1655
  • Year Opened
    2014

WORCA's showpiece trail has been under construction for the past 3 years and is now nearing completion. The RMOW is currently still working on the climbing route from the Flank into the Alpine, with planned completion in 2017. Eventually the climbing route will connect to the descent, however at this point access is only as up and down the trail and as such all users should be aware of both climbing and descending users. Always control your speed and be polite to everyone you meet, on wheels or feet.

It's critical that users respect the alpine environment while using this trail and always remain on trail. Freeriding off-trail in the alpine is not acceptable. This alpine trail network is non-motorized and was built for users reaching the top under their own power, motorized use or helicopter access is not appropriate. Please avoid use of the alpine areas in periods of extended rain or early/late season when the trail may not have time to dry out. Help us preserve this incredible new asset by respecting the trail, other users, and the amazing alpine environment.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lord of the Squirrels mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,291 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,258 ft
  • Altitude max
    1 miles
  • Altitude start
    1 miles
  • Altitude end
    3,258 ft
  • Grade
    -10.114%
  • Grade max
    -51.571%
  • Grade min
    29.409%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,257 ft
  • Avg time
    00:39:30
  • Avg reverse time
    01:41:24
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on Aug 17, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4.9 (27 votes)

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Lord of the... Trail Reports

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Aug 17, 2017 @ 2:49pm
Aug 17, 2017
Wow! The amazing views in the alpine lived up to my expectations, and the decent FAR EXCEEDED my expectations. True, fresh single track, clever...
Aug 15, 2017 @ 10:44pm
Aug 15, 2017
Rooty loam
Aug 13, 2017 @ 5:38pm
Aug 13, 2017
running great!
Aug 13, 2017 @ 4:38pm
Aug 13, 2017
Clear of snow and running amazing from the lake down. The rain last night has turned the dirt into pure gold. Get it!
Aug 7, 2017 @ 9:21pm
Aug 7, 2017
A few short snow crossings at the top, sweet goodness otherwise
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Trail Lists

Routes with this trail

titleratingdistance
Lord of the Squirrels Loop (Function)
27.5 km
MountainMan Ride
38.9 km
Whistler (Ardillas)
22.8 km

12 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag boxxerace TRAILFORKS (Aug 11, 2016 at 16:59)
 Ahh, so this is a completely separate descent from that of Up, up and away!
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  • + 2
flag flipfantasia WORCA (Aug 12, 2016 at 13:12)
 it's definitely not UUAA
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  • + 4
flag CRich78 (Sep 13, 2016 at 20:59)
 Riding up this and continuing all the way to the summit of Sproatt, then turning around for a fun, fast and beautiful descent has easily been one of the best days I've spent on two wheels. Thanks to Dan and all the crew for such an amazing trail... the work you've done is truly incredible. Cheers!
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  • + 1
flag jeffsworks (Mar 24, 2017 at 18:36)
 So did you ride up this and up happy hour then ride down? Looking at doing that this spring summer and hoping for some tips.
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  • + 1
flag tbonetbone (Apr 7, 2017 at 6:43)
 You will need to be patient this summer due to the deep snowpack. Guessing even the lower levels will be snowed in until well into June and probably July for the alpine. The muni climb off the flank is reccommended, but not until it has been opened
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  • + 0
flag Mo121 (Jul 6, 2017 at 20:06)
 Still closed about half way up
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  • + 1
flag HPBSS (Jul 23, 2017 at 12:09)
 Such a rad trail! Really nice flow and awesome views.
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  • + 1
flag stewspooner KCTS (Aug 9, 2017 at 8:02)
 An incredible fun, flowing, technical, sustained and long descent that actually makes the massive grunt of a climb worthwhile.
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  • + 1
flag mcbethr (Aug 9, 2017 at 8:58)
 Rode Aug 4 and was amazed. A torturous climb but sweet rewards on the way down LOTS! Definitely worth another go when the smoke clears!
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  • + 0
flag stewspooner KCTS (Aug 10, 2017 at 9:15)
 An incredible trail. Magnificent views at every turn, alpine lakes into a variety of pristine forest, and endless, unrelenting, moderately technical, joyous descending.
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  • + 1
flag dromond (Aug 14, 2017 at 13:15)
 Super fun downhill that makes the climb up Into the Mystic more than worth it.
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  • + 1
flag Bradskerrett (Aug 18, 2017 at 3:34)
 From Function, up to the flank, up Into the mystic, on the rocks, out and back on Happy hour (with it for the view and more awesome alpine trail), then LOTS back to Into the Mystic and out to Fxn. All clear, minor snow crossings. This is a game changer. Very very fun, very very big climb. Thank you RMOW and WORCA for such an ambitions and high quality build.
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