3,533 ft
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-531 ft
Descent
00:09:51
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
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • 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
    #406 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 25 in Trail Running
    • 50 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Pura Vida mountain bike 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
    -15%
  • Grade max
    -61.5%
  • Grade min
    7.5%
  • Distance climb
    207 ft
  • Distance down
    3,051 ft
  • Distance flat
    276 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:51
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:15
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Status:
on Oct 3, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.45 (29 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
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  • 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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  • photo Photo
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Pura Vida Trail Reports

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      Oct 3, 2020 @ 7:25am
      Oct 3, 2020
      Running great right now!
      Aug 10, 2020 @ 9:58pm
      Aug 10, 2020
      Nice work on the trail, WORCA! Thanks!
      Aug 10, 2020 @ 9:57pm
      Aug 10, 2020
      Nice work on the trail, WORCA!
      Jul 19, 2020 @ 6:55pm
      Jul 19, 2020
      Perfect Conditions. Bypass is a nice addition.
      Jul 16, 2020 @ 5:32pm
      Jul 16, 2020
      Top wasn't to bad, call it Semi slick, random mud puddle in middle. The Bottom root section wasn't ideal but not greasy either. still lots of fun.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 544 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      • 853 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

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      flag Sun2306 (1 days ago)
       Extremely classic Whistler.
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