2.2 miles
Distance
626 ft
Climb
-453 ft
Descent
00:53:39
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
    #141 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #2840 in Trail Running
    • #11335 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 30 in Trail Running
    • 40 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
    00:53:39
  • Avg reverse time
    01:21:41
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on Aug 8, 2022
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Avg: 4.9 (50 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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      On the Rocks Trail Reports

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      Aug 8, 2022 @ 5:06pm
      13 hours
      LOTS of bugs too.
      Aug 8, 2022 @ 7:04am
      23 hours
      Snow covered sections
      Aug 7, 2022 @ 3:15pm
      2 days
      Quite a few snow covered sections. First patch of snow was just past ranger station and the last one was a little past the Happy Hour turnoff....
      Aug 5, 2022 @ 4:59pm
      Aug 5, 2022
      reporter As of Saturday August 6, Into the Mystic is open. Due to the volume of snow still present in areas of the trail, there are some patches that need...
      Dec 16, 2021 @ 1:10pm
      Dec 16, 2021
      reporter Snow on the ground and closed for the winter season. RMOW
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 28 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 35 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,671 rides
      • Last: Aug 8, 2022

      Photos

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      97 |
      Jun 6, 2021 @ 1:49am
      Jun 6, 2021
      371 |
      Aug 30, 2017 @ 5:17pm
      Aug 30, 2017
      787 |
      Aug 24, 2017 @ 11:29am
      Aug 24, 2017
      328 |
      Aug 19, 2017 @ 11:18pm
      Aug 19, 2017

      Routes with this trail

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      titledistance
      Lord of the Squirrels Loop (Function)17 miles
      Mystic Squirrels (Sproatt Alpine) featured15 miles
      Lord's Loop12 miles
      Lord of the Squirrels (Easier Route)14 miles

      Trail Products

      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      jtmackie (Jul 19, 2022 at 10:34)
      Hi Is this trail open for the season yet?
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      Sun2306 (Jul 19, 2022 at 17:56)
      no
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      jtmackie (Jul 19, 2022 at 22:05)
      Much appreciated!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      davynavy2001 (Aug 30, 2021 at 20:43)
      Currently closed due to grizz sightings folks
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      be-spoked (Aug 28, 2021 at 14:05)
      Closed due to grizzly
      [Reply]
      • + 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]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]





      Videos

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      Mt. Sprott Part 1 of 2
      7:24 | 357 | Aug 12, 2019 , Whistler
      youtuber Mountain Biking Whistler, BC - The On the...
      4:40 | 550 | May 17, 2018 , Whistler
      On the Rocks with BCpov
      634 | Sep 8, 2017 , Whistler
      On the Rocks - Whistler
      3:11 | 173 | Sep 16, 2017 , Whistler
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