545 ft
Distance
-152 ft
Descent
00:03:21
Avg time
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Penthouse Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Observed Trials
  • Riding Area
    Alice Lake & Highlands
    Squamish, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #2215 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #9703 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Observed Trials
  • Year Opened
    2012

This was built as a connector trail from Value Added to Two Stroke. Also works as a good warm up if heading to Larvacide.

At the top, there are three different lines. The left-hand trail - is the least popular. The middle trail is the mainline for riders looking for a single black slab. To the right in the woods is a double black line (signed) that requires a 13-foot drop to a slab transition.

There is also an easier line 1/2 way down that sneaks through the forest on the right. This avoids the sting of the last move on the slab.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Penthouse mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -152 ft
  • Altitude min
    716 ft
  • Altitude max
    868 ft
  • Altitude start
    868 ft
  • Altitude end
    716 ft
  • Grade
    -27.935%
  • Grade max
    -77.733%
  • Grade min
    -5.616%
  • Distance down
    545 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:21
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:21
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      Outside+ Logo Articles

      Video: Remy Metailler & The Pinkbike Privateer Ride the Most Difficult Lap in Squamish
      Jun 26, 2019 from pinkbike.com
      It's actually a trifecta of the infamous Value Added, Penthouse, and Larvicide.
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      Penthouse Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 140 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,735 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 27, 2016 @ 9:57am
      Jun 27, 2016
      410 |
      May 23, 2014 @ 5:50pm
      May 23, 2014

      Routes with this trail

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      Maximum Gnar11 miles
      SORCA Social July 3rd - Thrill5 miles

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      Pinkbike Articles

      Jun 26, 2019
      Video: Remy Metailler &amp; The Pinkbike Privateer Ride the Most Difficult Lap in Squamish Video: Remy Metailler & The Pinkbike Privateer Ride the Most Difficult Lap in Squamish
      It's actually a trifecta of the infamous Value Added, Penthouse, and Larvicide.

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      canadaka Mod Trailforks (May 23, 2014 at 18:00)
       Fun long rockface, slippery when wet!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      blackcombterry (Jun 21, 2018 at 15:55)
       What's that line off to the left like? Worth checking out, or partially overgrown for a reason?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      davereid SORCA (Jun 22, 2018 at 19:26)
       I built it. The left line goes no problem, but the center line and right line are better. Worth doing for the hell of it one day for fun.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      blackcombterry (Jun 23, 2018 at 15:47)
       Thanks.

      By 'left line' are you referring to the random line up top that appears to circumnavigate the rock face, or the left line of the pair that go straight down the rock face? I was referring to the line that appears to go left of the entire rock face.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      turdull (Sep 13, 2019 at 19:54)
       Panty line? Might be time to change our language boys.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      davereid SORCA (Sep 13, 2019 at 21:35)
       Changed.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      kellmurphy (Apr 24, 2021 at 22:15)
       I honestly wouldn’t call any of them pantry lines! None are easy!
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