Whistler's Alta Lake Technical Tour
ElevationAscent: 1,576' 480 m
Descent: -1,577' -481 m
High: 3,327' 1,014 m
Low: 2,105' 642 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 49% (26°)
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“A tour the best singletrack in and around Alta Lake.”— Chris Wandervans
Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown
The ride begins with a ride on an old logging road Emerald Forest Connector) which takes you to the start of A River Runs Through It. A River Runs Through It is the first technical trail in this loop and is a good introduction to the system. The trails only get harder from here so make sure you are comfortable with A River Runs Through It before moving on.
There is some water fountains in Alta park at the end of A River Runs Through It so fill up if you need to. From here you'll climb on the Scotia Creek Climb and then up some pavement to the water tank. Go beyond the water tank and you'll find Darwin's Trail and the last section of serious climbing. Once at the top you'll come to the Rainbow-Sproat Flank trail.
Now you'll traverse for a short while and then drop into High Society. From here down the trails are very challenging with lot of long rock faces and nasty roots. Take breaks and enjoy as you flow from High Society to Three Birds and then Danimal Middle finally finishing up with Danimal North. There are lots of combinations to mix things up before heading back to town on the Valley Trail.