1,590 ft
Distance
-381 ft
Descent
00:05:09
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Upper Howler Trail
  • Zander Strathearn
    Builder

Upper Howler Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Westside - Rainbow
    Whistler, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Jun-Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #779 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2013

Upper section added to the inimitable Howler. This section has a steep access climb, and drops in on steeper and more difficult terrain than the section below it. With some very sharp and steep rock, choose your lines carefully and bring tubes It's a LONG way out to be stuck without spares.

Access Info

Climb to Howler, then continue to follow the flank. Once past the main Howler entrance, the Flank narrows and steepens becoming more of a hiking trail with tight steep switchbacks, roots, and loose rock. Continue climbing until you get to a slab rockface, at the top of which the trail starts to the left.

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More Stats for Upper Howler mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -381 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,038 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,419 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,419 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,038 ft
  • Grade
    -23.95%
  • Grade max
    -40.505%
  • Grade min
    0.683%
  • Distance climb
    46 ft
  • Distance down
    1,544 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:09
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:08
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Status:
on Jun 3, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.9 (12 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • White
  • Green
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Upper Howler Trail Reports

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      Jun 3, 2020 @ 4:18pm
      1 days
      One small patch of snow on the climb. Besides that everything is clear and dry.
      Jun 3, 2020 @ 1:48pm
      1 days
      No mud or deadfall. Seemed a little chunkier in places than I remember.
      May 26, 2020 @ 9:54am
      May 26, 2020
      Clear of snow on descent, but snow patches on climb up still. Trail is wet and very muddy at top of upper section. Some minor deadfall from winter...
      May 10, 2020 @ 4:18pm
      May 10, 2020
      Still 90% snow covered. Walked up trail from the bottom and didn't notice any major issues or trees down. Just needs a few more weeks.
      Jan 10, 2020 @ 10:39am
      Jan 10, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 16 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 628 rides
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