3,343 ft
23 ft
-570 ft
Avg time

Pura Vida Details

  • Riding area
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
  • Season
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Ladder Bridge
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened

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
    -547 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,622 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,169 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,169 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,622 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    268 ft
  • Distance down
    2,766 ft
  • Distance flat
    309 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 2, 2018
Avg: 4.6 (18 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to pura-vida trailhead (50.104241, -123.020734)
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Pura Vida Trail Reports

Jul 2, 2018 @ 12:17pm
Jul 2, 2018
The reroute is awesome, thanks for the amazing work WORCA and volunteers.
Jun 19, 2018 @ 4:06pm
Jun 19, 2018
The main loose steep chute is very loose and dusty at the moment, but the rest of the trail is as same as ever. New section of trail and bridge...
Jun 6, 2018 @ 7:50pm
Jun 6, 2018
Bypassed the washout bridge on Tuesday dig night! New line takes you to the re-opened industrial waste bridge. Thanks to the volunteers who...
Jun 5, 2018 @ 5:53am
Jun 5, 2018
Trail night today! The exit bridge will not be replaced in it's old location... WORCA will rebuild the lower "Industrial waste" bridge and...
May 26, 2018 @ 10:17pm
May 26, 2018
The exit bridge will not be replaced in it's old location. WORCA will rebuild the lower "Industrial waste" bridge and extend Pura Vida down to...
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Sep 10, 2015 @ 10:11am
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Pura Vida, Whistler
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Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:36pm
Aug 27, 2015
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Whistler - Pura Vida, wet
6:41 | 69 | Jun 11, 2018 , Whistler
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