5.1 miles
Distance
1,992 ft
Climb
-1,396 ft
Descent
01:07:04
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
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #58757 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #10100 in E-Biking
    • #57423 in Trail Running
    • #30283 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in E-Biking
    • 20 in Trail Running
    • 25 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 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
    01:07:04
  • Avg reverse time
    01:15:00
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Status:
on Aug 19, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 3 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      Rainbow-Sproatt... Trail Reports

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      Aug 19, 2021 @ 10:34am
      Aug 19, 2021
      May 28, 2021 @ 7:11pm
      May 28, 2021
      Snow free between Rainbow Falls and Function.
      May 16, 2021 @ 6:25am
      May 16, 2021
      reporter 80%snow between Leftovers and cheap thrills. needs at least one more week
      May 11, 2021 @ 6:50pm
      May 11, 2021
      Went up from Darwin's last night and the snow starts right after Cheap Thrills. Went up from Industrial Waste today and the snow starts just above...
      Apr 27, 2021 @ 12:45pm
      Apr 27, 2021
      Snow covered above Don't Look Back intersection.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 80 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
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      • 197 rides
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      Aug 9, 2020 @ 1:11pm
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      Aug 1, 2020 @ 1:21pm
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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      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
      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
      canadaka Mod Trailforks (Jun 19, 2014 at 15:10)
       cool, thanks for noticing that, I uploaded a better GPS track.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      seb1 (Jul 5, 2020 at 21:43)
       Tree down across the trail at the first main creek on the climb.
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