3 miles
Distance
312 ft
Climb
-340 ft
Descent
00:48:06
Avg time

Details

  • Riding area
    Westside
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Drop, Skinny, Teeter Totter
  • Global Ranking
    #6138

Perhaps the classic Whistler mountain bike trail. This trail has seen many upgrades throughout the years and is now a relatively flowy ride with a few optional 'double-black' sections. If your time in Whistler is limited and you want to sample some classic West-Coast trail building, this is probably your best bet.

Local hammer-heads will clean this trail in about 30 minutes, but mortals should bank on it taking at least 1-2 hours!

Access Info

From the Village, ride to the end of Lorimer Rd and cross the tracks. Almost immediately after crossing the tracks, turn left off the Valley Trail and follow a dirt road for a couple of kilometres to a reclaimed gravel pit. Continue for another 100 metres and look for a well signed trail head on your left (if you reach Alta Lake Rd you've gone too far).

Local Trail Association
More Stats for A River Runs Through It mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -27 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,120 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,278 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,158 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,131 ft
  • Grade
    -0.197%
  • Grade max
    -22.229%
  • Grade min
    27.727%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,331 ft
  • Avg time
    00:48:06
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Status:
on Jul 11, 2017
Dry
Avg: 3.8 (33 votes)

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A River Runs... Trail Reports

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Jul 11, 2017 @ 9:27am
Jul 11, 2017
Cleared the built up debris from the previous report around wooden bridge feature. The waters have subsided but may rise again with warm weather....
Jul 10, 2017 @ 12:40pm
Jul 10, 2017
River really running through the trail
Jul 8, 2017 @ 12:57pm
Jul 8, 2017
Water across the start of one of the bridges about 3/4 the way towards rainbow park
Jul 3, 2017 @ 5:37pm
Jul 3, 2017
Cleared deadfall on the skinny feature. Also cut back some devil's club and alder
Jul 2, 2017 @ 10:13am
Jul 2, 2017
Cougar sighting on Southern end of trail, non-aggressive
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Trail Lists

3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag xTwoSnakesx (Jun 19, 2017 at 11:23)
 An old decommissioned bridge about halfway through had some wood with exposed nails that a friend of mine stepped on and it went through his shoe. Just a warning to others and maybe to WORCA to look into.
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flag aaronkoenig (Jun 21, 2017 at 12:52)
 This trail has seen a bunch of work on it in the last year especially on the section North of and including the Barts Dark section. It still has the same style ladders/bridges/stunts as before, but built to a more modern standard. It can also now be better ridden North from Bart's Dark which helps return back towards Alpine from the Westside network. I'm hoping they continue to work on this trail this summer.
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flag mohinder (Jul 1, 2017 at 13:56)
 Don't let the first flow section fool you. If you're looking for an XC grind, this trail is for you. Not sure why its rated as a black. Also consists of uphill skinny drops to flat and other dumb janky wood features that don't really work. Whoever built them was stoned.
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Brasco on teeter totter, River runs through it
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