3,533 ft
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-531 ft
Descent
00:11:30
Avg time

Pura Vida Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Westside - Sproatt
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    May-Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Ladder Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #1011 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #7851 in Trail Running
    • #37274 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2011

Pura Vida is an advanced, fall-line trail on the Westside. It is a continuously downhill singletrack with no major features such as rockfaces to be aware of. It has seen its fair share of traffic including many races such as the Enduro. The trail goes directly down the steep terrain and is therefore not as enjoyable and loamy as it used to be and is rather eroded. There are many rooty and dusty chutes and looser portions of trail, and lots of large exposed roots that will challenge all riders. It traverses a beautiful countryside beside a creek, so take your time to take in the views as you slide down this trail. Old exit to Baby Snakes has a washed out bridge, please exit to the right down Industrial Waste.

Access Info

Accessed via the Flank trail. If climbing from Function, it will be the first major trail entrance on your right once you've climbed beyond Industrial Disease. From the other direction, continue past Cheap Thrills and High Society, beyond a rock lookout toward Tantalus, over a wooden bridge, then start to descent a little. Entrance should be obvious on your left. The trail is marked by a small rock pile.

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More Stats for Pura Vida mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -528 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,634 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,162 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,162 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,635 ft
  • Grade
    -14.9%
  • Grade max
    -61.5%
  • Grade min
    7.5%
  • Distance climb
    207 ft
  • Distance down
    3,054 ft
  • Distance flat
    276 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:30
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:34
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on Sep 2, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.25 (33 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Pura Vida Trail Reports

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      Sep 2, 2021 @ 3:02pm
      Sep 2, 2021
      Aug 4, 2021 @ 10:09pm
      Aug 4, 2021
      Jun 5, 2021 @ 12:08pm
      Jun 5, 2021
      Prime! Nice work keeping this trail good to go with all the extra LOTS traffic.
      May 29, 2021 @ 11:16am
      May 29, 2021
      Trail is running great after the recent rain. I noticed there is a large tree right at the exit on Industrial Waste still standing for the moment,...
      May 17, 2021 @ 6:04pm
      May 17, 2021
      Removed the tree. Trail is all clear.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 113 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 541 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,978 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

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      Sun2306 (Oct 21, 2020 at 9:10)
       Extremely classic Whistler.
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