1.3 miles
Distance
37 ft
Climb
-85 ft
Descent
00:24:40
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Westside - Sproatt
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Skinny, Teeter Totter
  • Global Ranking
    #686 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #9701 in E-Biking
    • #1334 in Trail Running
    • #11044 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in E-Biking
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking

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. River connects nicely with surrounding trails north and South
to Rainbow Park. Best ridden North to South.
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).

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More Stats for A River Runs Through It mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -48 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,131 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,196 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,196 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,149 ft
  • Grade
    -0.7%
  • Grade max
    -13%
  • Grade min
    8.8%
  • Distance climb
    1,398 ft
  • Distance down
    2,165 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,412 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:40
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:12
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on Jun 5, 2024
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Avg: 3.95 (74 votes)
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      A River Runs... Trail Reports

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      Jun 5, 2024 @ 11:24am
      Jun 5, 2024
      A lot of the skinnies are still very wet and slick, the dirt is prime for riding though.
      May 5, 2024 @ 3:03pm
      May 5, 2024
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      Only 1 tree left for me to clear. Big thank you to the kind soul(s) or well-compensated RMOW employee(s) that cleared the rest and raked the...
      May 2, 2024 @ 3:55am
      May 2, 2024
      A couple of trees down.
      Sep 15, 2023 @ 3:54pm
      Sep 15, 2023
      Aug 27, 2023 @ 2:31pm
      Aug 27, 2023
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