2,796 ft
Distance
14 ft
Climb
-487 ft
Descent
00:09:59
Avg time

Pura Vida Details

  • Riding area
    Westside
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-Oct
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #198
  • 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. At the end of the trail, take Baby Snakes or 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
    -473 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,698 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,171 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,171 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,698 ft
  • Grade
    -16.909%
  • Grade max
    -49.988%
  • Grade min
    11.514%
  • Distance climb
    172 ft
  • Distance down
    2,513 ft
  • Distance flat
    111 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:59
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on Oct 8, 2017
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Avg: 4.65 (16 votes)

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Pura Vida Trail Reports

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Oct 8, 2017 @ 1:26am
Oct 8, 2017
Aug 29, 2017 @ 10:34am
Aug 29, 2017
Minor erosion (trail braiding, small ruts developing, brake bumps). The chutes are dustier than I have ever seen them. Nothing a little bit of...
Aug 13, 2017 @ 5:38pm
Aug 13, 2017
Aug 7, 2017 @ 1:53pm
Aug 7, 2017
Jul 20, 2017 @ 1:15am
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1 Review & Comments

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flag flipfantasia WORCA (Nov 19, 2014 at 16:33)
 this trail has been around way more than a couple seasons, it's at least 7-8 years old
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