4 miles
181 ft
-2,434 ft
Avg time

Top of the World Details

  • Riding Area
    Whistler Mountain Bike Park
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • AKA
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
  • Global Ranking
    #94 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 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.

Bike Park

More Stats for Top of the World bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,253 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,733 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,010 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,010 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,757 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,108 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    340 ft
  • Avg time
  • view trail stats
on Aug 22, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4.65 (72 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to top-world trailhead (50.056639, -122.955401)
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Top of the World Trail Reports


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Nov 20, 2018 @ 4:54am
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Top of the World, Whistler
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Top of the World, Whistler
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Aug 6, 2014 @ 12:03pm
Aug 6, 2014
Top of the World, Whistler

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19 Reviews & Comments

  • + 2
flag dbodoggle (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.
  • + 1
flag 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
  • + 1
flag flipfantasia WORCA (Apr 26, 2016 at 8:31)
 not even close....probably first couple weeks of July, huge snowpack in the alpine this year
  • + 1
flag 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
  • + 1
flag 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.
  • + 1
flag 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.
  • + 1
flag 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?
  • + 1
flag canadaka Mod Plus TFADMIN (Jul 18, 2017 at 14:24)
 I think it's opening this Saturday, July 22nd
  • + 1
flag 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!!
  • + 0
flag 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.
  • + 1
flag MMOF (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
  • + 2
flag 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
  • + 1
flag nedersotan (Aug 9, 2018 at 6:36)
 very nicely done with the camera viewpoints.
  • + 0
flag Gjsavoir (Jul 19, 2018 at 4:30)
 It's open now
  • + 1
flag 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?
  • + 2
flag Sun2306 (Aug 8, 2018 at 10:48)
 I reccomend Khyber-Kashmir
  • + 1
flag nedersotan (Aug 8, 2018 at 11:33)
  • + 0
flag meg73 (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.
  • + 1
flag 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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