1 miles
Distance
78 ft
Climb
-1,090 ft
Descent
00:33:30
Avg time

Details

  • Riding area
    Whistler South
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking

Gnarly, old school, whistler trail. Unridable by mortal riders, with big lines, nasty chutes and chundery, rocky and steep descent. There are a few hike-a-bike sections which are very treacherous, and I can't imagine how someone could ride it.

If you're a stud on your bike, give it a look. If not, there's plenty better options to get you down from top of the world.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper Babylon By Bike mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,012 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,694 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,739 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,706 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,694 ft
  • Grade
    -17.162%
  • Grade max
    -55.299%
  • Grade min
    29.127%
  • Distance climb
    969 ft
  • Distance down
    4,803 ft
  • Distance flat
    125 ft
  • Avg time
    00:33:30
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Status:
on Sep 2, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.3 (7 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to upper-babylon-by-bike trailhead (50.058110, -123.004400)
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Upper Babylon By... Trail Reports

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Sep 2, 2018 @ 9:25pm
Sep 2, 2018
Running good (for upper Babylon), just one tree down and someone has brush cut the bottom cut block area-cheers.
Jul 19, 2018 @ 11:20pm
Jul 19, 2018
Very overgrown vegation about 3/4 ways down the trail. Some of the old wood has also been broken and not fixed. Someone has came through and...
May 20, 2018 @ 6:46pm
May 20, 2018
90% unrideable. Huge overgrowth, broken ttfs left right and center, creek running down trail, lots of erosion, and about a million trees down. The...
Sep 3, 2017 @ 6:19pm
Sep 3, 2017
Severely overgrown at bottom and wooden features need some love
Jun 23, 2017 @ 2:44pm
Jun 23, 2017
Great trail but it needs some love. Too many downed trees and brush on the trail to ride it properly.
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Nov 14, 2017 @ 12:09pm
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Nov 14, 2017 @ 12:09pm
Nov 14, 2017
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Jun 4, 2010 @ 6:45pm
Jun 4, 2010
Upper Babylon By Bike

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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag zimcik (Aug 17, 2015 at 7:50)
 This is arguably a hiking trail that you can ride your bike down. Probably my least favourite trail in Whistler. Zero flow, some completely unrideable sections (unless you're legitimately insane) and extremely slick if it's damp. Woodwork is falling apart and the trail is overgrown. Complete waste of time.
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  • + 1
flag trispecific (Aug 8, 2018 at 20:13)
 Wood work still needs work but the trail is now not over grown. A couple of us cleared it for a run race this September. You do want to exit left onto lower Babylon connector as to the right is still over grown, but all clear to See Colours and Puke
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Babylon by Alder
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