3,507 ft
Distance
114 ft
Climb
-117 ft
Descent
00:08:57
Avg time

Mel's Dilemma Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Westside - Rainbow
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #17572 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 30 in Trail Running
    • 25 in Hiking

This little network is compact and quick, it combines nicely with rides in the Emerald Forest or Bob's Rebob (via Get Over It) as it is connected or next to both. Not overly challenging overall this networkd does feature some tough sections.

Access Info

Ride to the end of Alpine Meadows on Rainbow Drive, or take the Valley trail to Alta Lake Road. The Trail starts just outside of Alpine Meadows on Alta Lake Road (named Rainbow Drive within Alpine Meadows).

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Mel's Dilemma mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,159 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,238 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,162 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,159 ft
  • Grade
    -0.094%
  • Grade max
    -22.166%
  • Grade min
    17.021%
  • Distance climb
    1,804 ft
  • Distance down
    1,372 ft
  • Distance flat
    270 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:57
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:50
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Status:
on Jun 23, 2020
Variable
Avg: 3.8 (9 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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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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
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      Mel's Dilemma Trail Reports

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      Jun 23, 2020 @ 6:15pm
      Jun 23, 2020
      Tree removed under supervision of the Chief Stick Officer (pictured). At least I think it was the tree from the previous report - it was off the...
      Jun 20, 2020 @ 5:08am
      Jun 20, 2020
      Tree down
      Apr 28, 2020 @ 6:19pm
      Apr 28, 2020
      Raked and ready to ride
      Apr 25, 2020 @ 4:10pm
      Apr 25, 2020
      Cleared lots of the snow (including big bridge pile up) but didn’t walk the whole trail. It’s boggy but minimal snow now.
      Apr 20, 2020 @ 7:29pm
      Apr 20, 2020
      90% snow. 0% fun.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 66 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 619 rides
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      Sep 9, 2019 @ 12:26pm
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      Sep 9, 2019 @ 12:26pm
      Sep 9, 2019
      64 |
      Aug 19, 2017 @ 3:23pm
      Aug 19, 2017
      504 |
      Jul 13, 2014 @ 11:13pm
      Jul 13, 2014

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag WBG01 (Jun 21, 2017 at 13:43)
       One of the earliest trails built in Whistler by Richard Kelly, Binty and the boys to play in close to their house. So many memories.
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