3,343 ft
Distance
23 ft
Climb
-570 ft
Descent
00:09:44
Avg time

Pura Vida Details

  • 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
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Ladder Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #298
  • 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
    -547 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,622 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,169 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,169 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,622 ft
  • Grade
    -16.361%
  • Grade max
    -57.777%
  • Grade min
    25.743%
  • Distance climb
    268 ft
  • Distance down
    2,766 ft
  • Distance flat
    309 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:44
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Status:
on Sep 18, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.55 (20 votes)

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Trail Style
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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

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Sep 18, 2018 @ 12:07pm
Sep 18, 2018
A bit wet still on some of the roots but running great otherwise.
Sep 8, 2018 @ 9:52am
Sep 8, 2018
Trail is in pretty good shape considering how dry it was this summer. Dirt is setting up nicely again after the recent rain. Great ride!
Aug 29, 2018 @ 9:18am
Aug 29, 2018
Aug 20, 2018 @ 10:02am
Aug 20, 2018
Wicked good riding.
Aug 15, 2018 @ 6:42am
Aug 15, 2018
Pretty dusty. Couple fall lines sections feeling double blacky...but riding well overall.
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Oct 19, 2015 @ 9:15am
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Aug 27, 2015 @ 9:36pm
Aug 27, 2015
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