1,663 ft
Distance
20 ft
Climb
-260 ft
Descent
00:02:52
Avg time

Roam in the Loam Details

  • Riding Area
    Blackcomb
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #1469 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Roam in the Loam is a rooty and steep trail that was probably loamy about twenty years ago. It descends through the forest over large root drops and difficult pitches. Other lines join the trail but the original line down stays left. The crux of the trail is a long chute which has seen better days. Due to erosion, most of the roots in the chute are now large drops. There's a ride-around option to the right, but it's not much easier. After the crux, the trail continues down several tight corners with some loose rocks in them. These are excellent practice for loose corners. The trail spits you out under the Wizard Chair onto the Base 2 access road. Keep straight to go down the Magic Trail, or turn right and climb back up to Instant Gratification.

Access Info

Climb up the Blackomb Access Road past Instant Gratification. The trailhead is at the next switchback, after the exit of Golden Boner. There are many smaller trails that go into the woods that are part of the Roam in the Loam network; the original trail is found at the very top of the switchback. Keep left on the trail to descend the original line.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Roam in the Loam bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -240 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,547 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,798 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,787 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,547 ft
  • Grade
    -14.425%
  • Grade max
    -74.246%
  • Grade min
    15.035%
  • Distance climb
    198 ft
  • Distance down
    1,269 ft
  • Distance flat
    197 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:52
  • Avg reverse time
    00:17:15
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Status:
on Oct 4, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.9 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Roam in the Loam Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Oct 4, 2018 @ 1:15pm
      Oct 4, 2018
      reporter Blackcomb trails all closed due to lift construction. Please respect the closures, we will re-open if complete before winter sets in.
      Aug 21, 2018 @ 7:27am
      Aug 21, 2018
      There are Do Not Enter signs near the entrance to the climb, but the climb says it is open up to Micro Climate. Trail is dry, but in decent shape....
      Jul 30, 2018 @ 10:19am
      Jul 30, 2018
      No closed signs in sight.
      Jul 7, 2018 @ 11:32am
      Jul 7, 2018
      Blackcomb gondola construction occurring at the end of the trail as such they have closed the entire trail. Use at your own risk, signs are posted.
      Jul 5, 2018 @ 5:17pm
      Jul 5, 2018
      Didn’t look closed today, trailhead was wide open and itwas clear and dry all the way down.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 118 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
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      • 2,915 rides
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      Jul 20, 2017 @ 9:02pm
      Jul 20, 2017
      Roam in the Loam, Whistler

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag v102013 (May 7, 2018 at 20:38)
       Great Trail Riding sweet right now just wish it was a bit longer!
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