2 miles
Distance
51 ft
Climb
-2,350 ft
Descent
00:28:54
Avg time

Ride Don't Slide Details

  • 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
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Ladder Bridge, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #817

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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,299 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,170 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,469 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,469 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,170 ft
  • Grade
    -23.969%
  • Grade max
    -70.245%
  • Grade min
    23.391%
  • Distance climb
    578 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    42 ft
  • Avg time
    00:28:54
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:30
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Status:
on Jul 14, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.65 (20 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to ride-don-t-slide-6634 trailhead (50.064890, -122.969910)
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Ride Don't Slide Trail Reports

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Jul 14, 2018 @ 12:16pm
Jul 14, 2018
Some mud holes and wet spots, mostly dry and running great !
Jul 14, 2018 @ 8:19am
Jul 14, 2018
First part still good fun, most of what comes after the bridge close to the road need a different trail name. Trail sort of ends at the big rock...
Jul 9, 2018 @ 4:13pm
Jul 9, 2018
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail near the top. Very muddy ins places all the way down.
Jul 2, 2018 @ 12:17pm
Jul 2, 2018
Very wet and slippery. Watch out for the drop in to the mud hole part way down. I'd let this dry out for a week or two before riding.
May 2, 2018 @ 8:50am
May 2, 2018
reporter RDS will be closed while the Bike Park crew works on the Creekside expansion. Please respect the signage and closures in the area to allow crews...
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6 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag MasterChris (Jul 19, 2015 at 22:43)
 So good!
New parts are so awesome!
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  • + 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.
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  • + 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?
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  • + 1
flag Flow-Ryder (Jul 27, 2017 at 22:56)
 Best trail in whistler
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  • + 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
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  • + 2
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
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