3 miles
Distance
312 ft
Climb
-340 ft
Descent
00:46:56
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
    #286

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
    00:46:56
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Status:
on Oct 31, 2017
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Avg: 3.9 (42 votes)

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A River Runs... Trail Reports

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Oct 31, 2017 @ 6:37pm
Oct 31, 2017
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail. Chainsaw needed! It's on the very first bridge from the start of the trail. There's also 2 trees...
Oct 29, 2017 @ 12:39pm
Oct 29, 2017
Branches everywhere on this trail. Most of them you can ride over. The leaves though make it very difficult to find the trail, I got lost about 5...
Oct 21, 2017 @ 2:52pm
Oct 21, 2017
trees from last report cleared
Oct 20, 2017 @ 3:24pm
Oct 20, 2017
Tree down on new bridge
Sep 20, 2017 @ 1:03pm
Sep 20, 2017
reporter Roots are a bit slippery.
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Trail Lists

4 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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flag bbbrad (Oct 7, 2017 at 21:46)
 Great condition today, wooden features not too slick
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