3,606 ft
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-529 ft
Descent
00:09:57
Avg time

Pura Vida Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Westside - Sproatt
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    May-Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Ladder Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #1011 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #7851 in Trail Running
    • #37274 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in E-Biking
    • 35 in Trail Running
    • 45 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
    -14.6%
  • Grade max
    -53.4%
  • Grade min
    3.4%
  • Distance climb
    217 ft
  • Distance down
    2,910 ft
  • Distance flat
    417 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:57
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:34
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Status:
on Dec 7, 2022
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.25 (35 votes)
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      Pura Vida Trail Reports

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      Dec 7, 2022 @ 11:58am
      Dec 7, 2022
      Sep 7, 2022 @ 11:09am
      Sep 7, 2022
      Running great
      Jul 13, 2022 @ 3:53pm
      Jul 13, 2022
      Great Condition. Roots rolled beautifully....
      Jun 17, 2022 @ 2:00pm
      Jun 17, 2022
      Lots of greasy off camber roots this morning not bad and should dry out quickly
      Jun 2, 2022 @ 9:00pm
      Jun 2, 2022
      No more snow. Runs great
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 212 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      • 2,887 rides
      • Last: Aug 8, 2022

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      liamdubs (Aug 28, 2022 at 22:32)
      Love it, one of my favourite trails. Demanding, yet accessibly steep and a great option after lord of the squirrels if you want to step it up only a little bit.
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      • + 1
      Sun2306 (Oct 21, 2020 at 9:10)
      Extremely classic Whistler.
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