3 miles
Distance
79 ft
Climb
-2,715 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Rainbow's End Details

  • Riding Area
    Westside - Rainbow
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Rainbow Mountain Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    July - October
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #18030 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    15 in Mountain Biking

A technical descent from the high rocky alpine of Rainbow Mountain down to the cool waters of Alta Lake. This trail gives you classic Coastal Mountain singletrack through large slabs of granitic rock and high elevation vegetation to start. It then flows through rolling meadows of sub-alpine flowers and small coniferous trees. You then hit the treeline and into the temperate rainforest where loamy corners, technical rooty sections and rock rolls await.

Access Info

hike-a-bike or helicopter drop

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Rainbow's End bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,636 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,653 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,289 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,653 ft
  • Grade
    -18.695%
  • Grade max
    -55.439%
  • Grade min
    31.347%
  • Distance climb
    920 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    377 ft
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Status:
on Sep 13, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.25 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to rainbow-s-end-99182 trailhead (50.166120, -123.018312)
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Rainbow's End Trail Reports

datedescription
Sep 13, 2018 @ 9:25am
Sep 13, 2018
reporter CLOSED due to aggressive grizzly bear activity in the 19 Mile Creek watershed area for the rest of the fall by the BC Conservation Service. This...
Sep 9, 2018 @ 11:25pm
Sep 9, 2018
Deep ruts on the upper, alpine section. Tacky dirt and slippery roots from tree-line down.
Aug 16, 2018 @ 12:43pm
Aug 16, 2018
I found a Garmin device whilst hiking skwalk south on August 15th. I think it came from a biker. If you lost one send me an email at...
Aug 16, 2018 @ 12:43pm
Aug 16, 2018
I found a Garmin device hiking Skywalk south. I think it probably came from a biker. If you lost one, send me an email - marekd929@gmail.com
Aug 13, 2018 @ 8:42pm
Aug 13, 2018
Loose!
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Photos

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Sep 3, 2017 @ 8:27am
Sep 3, 2017
Rainbow's End, My City
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Sep 3, 2017 @ 8:22am
Sep 3, 2017
Rainbow's End, My City
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Sep 3, 2017 @ 8:22am
Sep 3, 2017
Rainbow's End, My City
359 |
Feb 29, 2004 @ 7:43pm
Feb 29, 2004
Rainbow's End, Vancouver

1 Review & Comments

  • + 2
flag TaylorMacdougall (Sep 9, 2018 at 23:24)
 If you're thinking of riding this trail and wondering how difficult it is, here is my impression after riding it this morning in the wet: The trail is mostly a true black with a number of steep, committing double black sections. For reference, think Kashmir, Kush, Cheap Thrills. If you're not cleaning these trails, you'll find Rainbow's End challenging.
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