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08-06-2012, 04:37 PM #1Registered User
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- Dec 2004
hey all, coming to whistler region from the 16th to the 22nd. Initial plan was to ride Dh at the hill, but with crankworks happening we were thinking of getting in some AM, xc or Dh elsewhere being squamish/whistler the first few days. Open to suggestions for trails that we should aim for given the limited time. Also have truck and would be willing to shuttle at some point.
I'll be traveling with my wife who is a solid intermediate dh rider and solid xc. Just looking for good trails and recommendations of "must do" trails.
Also any suggestions for camping or places to stay? the campground at the river in whistler is booked the frid/sat, open to camping where ever.
As for the crank works shenanigans is it worth heading up for the Saturday? or just a lot of commotion?
08-06-2012, 05:25 PM #2pura vida
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- Mar 2006
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can't comment much on crankworx, this will be my first year here for it. last weekend went down to squamish and rode some super fun "all mountain" (aka canadian skidder) trails. There's a bunch of good DH (super easy shuttle and everything is mapped out)and AM riding near Quest college in squamish. Stop by a local shop and check it out.
Tons of good riding around whistler other than the bike park, I'm just starting to scratch the surface. Rode Khyber Pass yesterday which I would say is a must do for anyone coming here with a bike you can pedal with.
Last edited by dfinn; 08-06-2012 at 08:06 PM.
08-06-2012, 06:56 PM #3
For Squamish, as dfinn said, there are some fun trails up above Quest University, off the Garibaldi access road. The trails there are mainly the type where you ride up a fire road and descend the trails. 3 fun ones are Half Nelson (a buff trail with easy tables and berms), Angry Midget (a bit more technical with some flowy buff sections as well) and Pseudo Tsuga (a long, flowy trail). These 3 should be fun for riders of most levels, with Angry Midget being a bit more challenging.
If you want more of an XC loop with some fun descents, I did the following: park at Alice Lake - Bob McIntosh Trail -> Dead End Loop -> Rock and Roll (brutal climb) -> Rob's Corners (an easy, sometimes dusty bermed descent) -> Mike's Loop (another big climb) -> Entrails (a technical, rooty descent) -> Roller Coaster (fast, flowy descent) -> Lumberjack's -> Jack's -> Back to Alice Lake. This is a really fun loop and should take 3-4 hours. The Entrails to Roller Coaster linkup is ridiculously fun, though Entrails is quite technical and steep in sections.
Get a map at one of the bike shops.
In Whistler, there is also lots of singletrack. I have only ridden at Lost Lake and those trails are lots of fun but short. They'd be good for a couple of hours depending how you link them up.
Check out http://www.whistler.com/bike_crosscountry/.
08-06-2012, 09:57 PM #4
do a search as there was recently a Squamish XC/AM thread I replied to with a long list of Squamish trails
in Whistler the Zappa trails link up in Lost Lakes (in either direction) and Kill Me Thrill Me (in either direction) are fun
08-07-2012, 08:57 PM #5
Thanks for the tips guys. We had a blast. Ill post up some stuff in a bit.a positive attitude will not solve all of your problems, but it may annoy enough people to make it worth the effort