5 miles
Distance
1,992 ft
Climb
-1,396 ft
Descent
00:59:49
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Westside - Sproatt
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #34752 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Rainbow-Sproatt Flank (Westside) 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
    00:59:49
  • Avg reverse time
    01:17:40
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Status:
on Oct 30, 2018
Wet
Avg: 2.85 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to rainbowsproatt-flank-westside trailhead (50.088490, -123.038850)
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Rainbow-Sproatt... Trail Reports

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Oct 30, 2018 @ 6:41pm
Oct 30, 2018
A few trees down and its super slippery all the way down
Jul 19, 2018 @ 1:05pm
Jul 19, 2018
Getting quite dry with the hot weather we've had, otherwise clear.
May 22, 2018 @ 1:18pm
May 22, 2018
All clear and trees cut from Darwin’s to working class
May 19, 2018 @ 6:40pm
May 19, 2018
Muni tree clearing done and brilliant all the way from Function to LOTS entrance. Muni has also installed a temp crossing over Sproat Creek and...
May 17, 2018 @ 6:33am
May 17, 2018
13 large trees down across trail, blocking trail. Crossing over Sproatt Creek is extremely difficult and not recommended. Snow is mostly gone.
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May 26, 2018 @ 9:45am
May 26, 2018
Rainbow-Sproatt Flank (Westside)
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Aug 25, 2017 @ 10:08am
Aug 25, 2017
Rainbow-Sproatt Flank (Westside)
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Jul 3, 2017 @ 9:42pm
Jul 3, 2017
| 2 comments Rainbow-Sproatt Flank (Westside)
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Aug 17, 2016 @ 10:00am
Aug 17, 2016
Rainbow-Sproatt Flank (Westside)

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3 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.
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  • + 1
flag radek Mod (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.
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  • + 1
flag canadaka Mod Plus TFADMIN (Jun 19, 2014 at 15:10)
 cool, thanks for noticing that, I uploaded a better GPS track.
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