5 miles
Distance
1,992 ft
Climb
-1,396 ft
Descent
01:06:44
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Riding Area
    Westside - Sproatt
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Snow Grooming
    Backcountry
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #34752 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 30 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 45 in Hiking
    • 5 in Snowshoeing
  • Land Manager
    Resort Municipality of Whistler

The Flank is Whistler’s sub-alpine classic traverse with drop-dead views of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains and of Whistler Village. Though not technically challenging it has strenuous climbs that will test the strongest of climbers, and it provides access for many of Whistler’s popular descending trails. The full Flank Trail from its north end at 16 Mile Creek to its southern terminus in the Callaghan Valley is 40 km long, but it can be ridden in bite-sized chunks from access points on Whistler’s west side.

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More Stats for Rainbow-Sproatt Flank (Westside) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    595 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,945 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,316 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,949 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,545 ft
  • Grade
    2.211%
  • Grade max
    -46.203%
  • Grade min
    50.777%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    942 ft
  • Avg time
    01:06:44
  • Avg reverse time
    01:31:55
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Status:
on Jul 8, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 2.9 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 80%
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  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to rainbowsproatt-flank-westside trailhead (50.088490, -123.038850)
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      Rainbow-Sproatt... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 8, 2020 @ 11:09am
      Jul 8, 2020
      Jul 6, 2020 @ 9:12am
      Jul 6, 2020
      reporter
      Trees cleared at Van West creek
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 9:50pm
      Jul 5, 2020
      Rejected
      Large tree down across the entire trail on the climb out of function. Near that first larger creek, name escapes me.
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 4:16pm
      Jul 5, 2020
      Tree down
      May 15, 2020 @ 4:04pm
      May 15, 2020
      Patchy snow. Tree down just north of Leftovers.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 32 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 89 rides
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      Aug 9, 2020 @ 1:11pm
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      Aug 1, 2020 @ 3:31pm
      Aug 1, 2020
      9 |
      Aug 1, 2020 @ 1:21pm
      Aug 1, 2020
      4 |
      Aug 1, 2020 @ 1:08pm
      Aug 1, 2020

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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag delusional (Jun 19, 2014 at 15:06)
       GPS seems to be a little out on this at the northern end - should be above Rockwork Orange and Wizard Burial Ground.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag radek Mod Trailforks (Jun 19, 2014 at 15:08)
       We should either get a new GPS track. Or you could edit the track and on sat view you can see the trail so just move the track.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag canadaka Mod Plus Trailforks (Jun 19, 2014 at 15:10)
       cool, thanks for noticing that, I uploaded a better GPS track.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag seb1 (Jul 5, 2020 at 21:43)
       Tree down across the trail at the first main creek on the climb.
      [Reply]

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