3.7 miles
Distance
164 ft
Climb
-2,416 ft
Descent
00:32:49
Avg time

Top of the World Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Whistler Mountain Bike Park
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • AKA
    TOTW
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (5 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #309 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

The Peak Zone and the new Top of the World alpine trail are the latest additions to the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, expanding the Park's vertical by over 1,000 feet for a total of almost 5,000 feet of riding.

The Top of the World trail is a mind blowing experience which takes the flow that the Whistler Mountain Bike Park is famous for and drops it on the Peak of Whistler Mountain. With some of the world's best riding set against the granite spires of the Coast Range, Top of the World is the pinnacle of alpine riding.

Beginning at the top of the Peak Chair on Whistler Mountain, Top of the World will take you through Whistler's insane alpine environment on tacky smooth single track filled with built up berms, switchback corners and fun flowy descents along the way. The trail winds its way down the back side of Whistler Mountain, dipping into areas not even open for skiing in the winter. It bisects HWY 86 and rolls along the Peak to Creek magnum opus ski run before cutting back over to HWY 86 where it joins the Garbanzo bike trails, Freight Train and No Joke at the wall ride tunnel.

Access Info

The new trail will open in late July 2012 and will have a maximum capacity of 100 riders per day with an additional cost of $15 per ride.

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More Stats for Top of the World mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,252 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,744 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,997 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,997 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,744 ft
  • Grade
    -11.4%
  • Grade max
    -61.2%
  • Grade min
    26.2%
  • Distance climb
    2,159 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,017 ft
  • Avg time
    00:32:49
  • Avg reverse time
    00:28:54
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on Dec 14, 2021
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.65 (91 votes)
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      20 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      dvbwn (Nov 10, 2015 at 19:44)
       If you are considering riding this and have enough skill and experience you should do it. Worth the extra time. I wish I could've ridden it twice.
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      • + 1
      goridedigndign (Apr 26, 2016 at 7:46)
       Anyone know when is the trail and chair lift will be open ? we will be there may 28TH, hope we can make it... thanks guys
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      flipfantasia WORCA (Apr 26, 2016 at 8:31)
       not even close....probably first couple weeks of July, huge snowpack in the alpine this year
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      socalstokie (Jun 2, 2016 at 11:25)
       they opened Third week of May. They opened before Snow Summit in SoCal and we have no snow there
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      flipfantasia WORCA (Jun 2, 2016 at 21:45)
       peak is still buried in snow, top of the world is not open for biking yet. Garbanzo isn't even open for another 3 weeks.
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      EeZe (Jul 14, 2016 at 7:51)
       We will be in Whistler from July 31-Aug 5...Any updates on if Top of the World will be open. I would really like to cross it off the bucket list.
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      • + 1
      Xmas (Jul 18, 2017 at 13:24)
       Arriving in Whistler on 28 July. Riding for 9 days. Any chance Top of the World will be open or is the peak still buried?
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      • + 1
      canadaka Mod Trailforks (Jul 18, 2017 at 14:24)
       I think it's opening this Saturday, July 22nd
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      Xmas (Jul 18, 2017 at 17:06)
       Yep - thanks - just saw that on the promo about Creekside. Just in time. I would have been disappointed to fly half way around the world and not be able to ride it!!
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      • + 0
      stewspooner KCTS (Aug 10, 2017 at 9:07)
       Beautiful setting, but busy, expensive, in terrible condition, and not particularly interesting or challenging (other than the chunder) riding. Lord of the Squirrels is 10 times the ride.
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      • + 1
      disruptiveone (Sep 5, 2017 at 11:06)
       If you're a rider from BC, is this really a Black run? All of the videos make it look like a blue run at best. Can you confirm? Thanks
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      • + 2
      lukehumphrey (Sep 12, 2017 at 20:24)
       I've ridden a fair amount in BC. Definitely some black-ish spicy steps at the top and a couple here and there. Other than that mostly blue-ish.
      Just road it Sunday: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHWnHcoPehQ
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      • + 1
      nedersotan (Aug 9, 2018 at 6:36)
       very nicely done with the camera viewpoints.
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      • + 1
      Nicomtb9 (Sep 25, 2020 at 18:45)
       Lol
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      • + 0
      Gjsavoir (Jul 19, 2018 at 4:30)
       It's open now
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      • + 1
      nedersotan (Aug 8, 2018 at 10:09)
       What’s your suggestion for Top of the World:
      Ride it all the way to the top of the Creekside zone, or drop-out of the bikepark into Khyber Pass, Middle of Nowhere, etc.?
      I am leaning towards the latter, since I’m riding a trail-,not DH-bike, so I’m not going to be blowing through everything at warp speed anyway. And I like to get out and away from the resort. Does that make sense?
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      • + 2
      Sun2306 (Aug 8, 2018 at 10:48)
       I reccomend Khyber-Kashmir
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      • + 1
      nedersotan (Aug 8, 2018 at 11:33)
       Thanks
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      • + 0
      buffsbears73 (Sep 11, 2018 at 12:02)
       Does anyone know... Is there a way to ride to the Top of the World from the top of Whistler Village Gondola? Peak chair will be closed when I’m there (end of Sept) and I don’t see a trail on the map.
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      • + 1
      Sun2306 (Sep 11, 2018 at 12:47)
       No. Top of the world starts a good 400m above the top of the Gondola. There is no climb. Sorry Frown

      I reccomend LOTS if you want an alpine ride, it should still be open.
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