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The Best Mountain Bike Trails in Whistler (that aren’t in the bike park!)

Best Mountain Biking Whistler

Want the low-down on the best mountain bike trails in Whistler? Look no further! 

Best for beginners: Lost Lake Trails

Our picks: Pinocchio’s Furniture, Jellyroll Gumdrop, & Grand Wazoo.

Just five minutes of low-key pedaling from Whistler Village lies the tranquil forest network of Lost Lake – home to some of the best mountain bike trails in Whistler. This area provides a plethora of trails in the forest with lots of options for beginner to intermediate riders. Whether you’re just starting out or recovering from injury, Lost Lake’s singletrack is perfect to get a feeling for the type of terrain, features, and style of cross-country riding that is emblematic of the Whistler area. After a sweaty ride, be sure to end up at Lost Lake itself for a refreshing dip!

Best for intermediates: Westside Trails

Our picks: Danimal (Middle and North), Chipmunk Rebellion & Beaver Pass

Some of the oldest and best trails in the Whistler trail network can be found in the Westside trail network. Whistler’s Westside trail system is perfect for improving your climbing and descending. Part of the excitement of these trails is the adventure of getting there. Danimal, one of our favorites, is split into two sections, Danimal Middle or Danimal North. Riders looking to gain elevation quickly and at a lower intensity can climb up Stonebridge road. Many trails, however, are accessed from the infamous Flank Trail, a challenging but exhilarating climb in every direction. In addition to exciting and fast descents, the Westside area boasts the best some of the best views of Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains as they seem to merge at Alta Lake.

Best Mountain Bike Trails in Whistler

Photo: Christie FitzPatrick Photography

Best for advanced: Whistler North

Our picks: Out There & Comfortably Numb

Love rock faces, skinnies, and slabs with tons of jank and seemingly ‘No Flow’? Then Whistler North is for you. It is the perfect area to push yourself, but be sure you don’t forget your spare tube, patch kit, and pump and use a trail map like Trailforks so that you don’t lose your bearings. Full of punchy ups and technical downs, Whistler North is the perfect place to improve your hardcore riding. For those wanting an all-day event, try your hand at Comfortably Numb. Combine with Kill Me Thrill Me as a loop for the ultimate cross country experience! If you’re after a hotter lap with just as many challenges as rewards, check out Out There. This trail has some very photogenic rock rolls!

Best Mountain Biking Whistler

Photo: Christie FitzPatrick Photography

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