2.2 miles
Distance
626 ft
Climb
-453 ft
Descent
00:52:23
Avg time

On the Rocks Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Westside - Sproatt
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #107 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2017
  • Land Manager
    Resort Municipality of Whistler

DOGS ARE NOT PERMITTED on the Mount Sproatt and Rainbow Mountain Alpine Trail Network to minimize potential conflict with wildlife.
E BIKES ARE NOT PERMITTED on these trails (i.e. anything above Flank: Lord of the Squirrels, Into the Mystic, With a Twist, On the Rocks, Happy Hour, Pot of Gold, LESS & Don't Look Back). The reason for this is to support environmental considerations, user safety and grizzly bear management in the alpine.

This trail travels through the undulating alpine of Mount Sproatt offering spectacular views of the entire Sea to Sky Corridor in every direction. This machine built trail starts just at Into the Mystic and travels to the Lord of the Squirrels intersection.

This is a sensitive alpine environment and users should respect the area and the trail. Please avoid this area in times of prolonged wet weather, do not freeride off trail, pack your trash out with you, and always respect other users.

Disclaimer

NO E-BIKES, NO DOGS IN THE ALPINE.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for On the Rocks mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    173 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,377 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,882 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,377 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,550 ft
  • Grade
    1.471%
  • Grade max
    -31.915%
  • Grade min
    33.33%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    4,337 ft
  • Distance flat
    929 ft
  • Avg time
    00:52:23
  • Avg reverse time
    00:56:50
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Status:
on Jul 23, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.9 (46 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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  • < 50%
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      On the Rocks Trail Reports

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      Jul 23, 2021 @ 1:11pm
      Jul 23, 2021
      reporter Ranger took a report of a Grizzly bear sighting on upper On The Rocks. Reminder to pack bear spray, travel in groups, and make noise while...
      Jul 21, 2021 @ 5:52pm
      Jul 21, 2021
      Small patches of snow. Ideal!!!!
      Jul 19, 2021 @ 8:23am
      Jul 19, 2021
      Several patches of snow requiring a quick dismount, but the vast majority of the trail is in mint condition.
      Jul 15, 2021 @ 7:18pm
      Jul 15, 2021
      reporter On The Rocks is now open. Numerous snow patches exist with both very dry and very wet spots as snow melts. Please stay on trail as much as...
      Oct 16, 2020 @ 8:38am
      Oct 16, 2020
      reporter Snow on the ground and closed for the winter season.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 144 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 216 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,824 rides
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      Photos

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      44 |
      Jun 6, 2021 @ 1:49am
      Jun 6, 2021
      317 |
      Aug 30, 2017 @ 5:17pm
      Aug 30, 2017
      608 |
      Aug 24, 2017 @ 11:29am
      Aug 24, 2017
      263 |
      Aug 19, 2017 @ 11:18pm
      Aug 19, 2017

      Routes with this trail

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      Mystic Squirrels (Sproatt Alpine) featured
      15 miles
      Lord's Loop
      12 miles
      The Arbutus Routes - Lord of the Squirrels
      22 miles
      Lord of the Squirrels Loop (Function)
      17 miles

      Trail Products

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      stewspooner KCTS (Aug 10, 2017 at 9:27)
       A few remaining snowy sections, and still being finished by the trail crew, but very fun moderate riding in an incredibly scenic (alpine lakes and wildflowers) part of the world.
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      • + 0
      techride (Sep 19, 2020 at 19:06)
       In great shape as of September 19th with the recent rainfall. Itd have been a perfect ride if it weren't for the fog.
      [Reply]

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      Videos

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      Mt. Sprott Part 1 of 2
      7:24 | 230 | Aug 12, 2019 , Whistler
      The On the Rocks Trail
      4:40 | 447 | May 17, 2018 , Whistler
      On the Rocks with BCpov
      506 | Sep 8, 2017 , Whistler
      On the Rocks - Whistler
      3:11 | 166 | Sep 16, 2017 , Whistler
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