A River Runs Through It

Whistler, British Columbia

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This trail is located in Whistler. This well-designed and challenging 3.32 km (1.99 miles) loop is a wonderful place to play on a variety of obstacles with soft landing sand only moderate difficulty. It was designed by the Whistler Off-Road Cycle Association and includes a teeter totter, plenty of log pyramids, a log designed to be ridden lengthwise, and one of the most challenging river crossings in the area. Though it is in a sensitive area, it has very little change in elevation, and most of the area is a carpet of moss and needles. This lack of hard surfaces, with the exception of a forest of immovable trees, allows you to relax a little, take some risks, and not worry about a mistake carrying you off the edge of a cliff. This confidence boost makes it a great place for solid intermediate riders to increase their skills. Beginners should ride elsewhere until they have more experience with negotiating pyramids and crossing downed logs. Many of the obstacles offer bypass options, or, in some cases, smaller obstacles beside larger ones, again allowing you to decide the final level of difficulty.

A River Runs Through It Professional Review and Guide

"This trail is located in Whistler. This well-designed and challenging 3.32 km (1.99 miles) loop is a wonderful place to play on a variety of obstacles with soft landing sand only moderate difficulty. It was designed by the Whistler Off-Road Cycle Association and includes a teeter totter, plenty of log pyramids, a log designed to be ridden lengthwise, and one of the most challenging river crossings in the area.

Though it is in a sensitive area, it has very little change in elevation, and most of the area is a carpet of moss and needles. This lack of hard surfaces, with the exception of a forest of immovable trees, allows you to relax a little, take some risks, and not worry about a mistake carrying you off the edge of a cliff. This confidence boost makes it a great place for solid intermediate riders to increase their skills. Beginners should ride elsewhere until they have more experience with negotiating pyramids and crossing downed logs. Many of the obstacles offer bypass options, or, in some cases, smaller obstacles beside larger ones, again allowing you to decide the final level of difficulty."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Whistler
Distance: 1.99
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Season: April to October
Local Contacts: Whistler Off-Road Cycling Association, 604-938-9893
Local Maps: NTS 92 J / 2 Whistler, Whistler Area Mountain Biking & Recreation Map
Driving Directions: Directions to A River Runs Through It

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8/18/2006
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This is one of my 3 most favorite trails on the planet. It's simply a ton of fun. It's a cross country (XC) trail with lots of man made obstacles that's easily ridden to from the Whistler Village. The trail is riddled with well constructed obstacles including teeter-totters tied together with pulleys, ladder bridges, log rides, skinnies, small rock drops, and more. It's fun for the XC rider and the freeride fan.


7/3/2004
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2/26/2003
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great scenic area,mountainous but not too technical. great ride!



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