2 miles
Distance
48 ft
Climb
-2,349 ft
Descent
00:31:35
Avg time

Ride Don't Slide Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Whistler South
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • AKA
    RDS
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Ladder Bridge, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #865 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Originally a Trials Moto trail, Ride Don't Slide then became a popular DH trail accessed by pushing up Hwy 86. As it is within the Whistler/Blackcomb Tenure, the Bike Park has been doing remedial work on the trail. It was part of the EWS in 2014 and since then it has seen extensive work by Gravity Logic.

While the fall line sections still exits, more sustainable bench cut reroutes were incorporated to make it more accessible to more riders from the Top of the World Trail.

This trail is definitely not easy though. It's still a double-black trail with sustained steep sections, roots, rocks and plenty of natural features to keep even expert riders on their toes.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Ride Don't Slide bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,302 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,167 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,469 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,469 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,167 ft
  • Grade
    -24.005%
  • Grade max
    -62.901%
  • Grade min
    22.573%
  • Distance climb
    547 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    44 ft
  • Avg time
    00:31:35
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:30
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Status:
on Sep 6, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.7 (28 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 1 month
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • 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
  • 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 ride-don-t-slide-6634 trailhead (50.064890, -122.969910)
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      Ride Don't Slide Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 6, 2019 @ 10:44am
      Sep 6, 2019
      Great chundery conditions. Nice work on the areas blown out from winter.
      Aug 19, 2019 @ 9:00pm
      Aug 19, 2019
      Mint! Loamy!!
      Aug 5, 2019 @ 3:07pm
      Aug 5, 2019
      Can't ask for much better conditions right now!
      Jul 31, 2019 @ 4:33pm
      Jul 31, 2019
      Super slippery, muddy. Great ride, but lots of slide today. Epic trail.
      Jul 22, 2019 @ 9:46am
      Jul 22, 2019
      Some sections are still wet and muddy. One section before the cut out had water running down it.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 112 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 323 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      8 |
      Sep 3, 2019 @ 9:33am
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      245 |
      Aug 27, 2018 @ 5:47pm
      Aug 27, 2018
      305 |
      Aug 23, 2017 @ 1:18am
      Aug 23, 2017
      146 |
      Aug 23, 2017 @ 1:00am
      Aug 23, 2017

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      Trail Products

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag MasterChris (Jul 19, 2015 at 22:43)
       So good!
      New parts are so awesome!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag lumberpanic (Sep 4, 2015 at 16:32)
       Haven't ridden this one before today, but I have to say it's my new favorite Whistler trail. Lots of great recent work but the loam and gnar is all still there.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag bizutch (Sep 18, 2015 at 10:27)
       @lumberpanic or @MasterChris Can you guys message me how to find the entrance? And better yet, add it to the description of the trail?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Flow-Ryder (Jul 27, 2017 at 22:56)
       Best trail in whistler
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Kten (Aug 12, 2017 at 12:01)
       Hey all
      Dropped a blue parachute hammock while working first aid for crankworx. If anybody picked it up pls return to Aava hotel events HQ. Thanks
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag jamesgreenfield (Aug 31, 2017 at 16:38)
       This used to be one of the best trails in Whistler, with lots of incedible new work done in 2015/16 to make it absolutely amazing. Whistler loam and great steep modern flow...

      Then they ran the fricken EWS down it in August 2017. Now it's a jangled mess of flour soil and exposed roots/boulders. EWS has moved on and destroyed another Whistler classic. What a waste. Wake up WHISTLER
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag mdeppi (Sep 3, 2018 at 20:58)
       Trail running as good as it did last year. Loamy,steep,relentless and amazing as always. A must do.
      [Reply]

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