Best of Whistler Village Cross Country
ElevationAscent: 940' 287 m
Descent: -929' -283 m
High: 2,425' 739 m
Low: 2,096' 639 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)
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“A tour of the best cross-country trails available right in Whistler.”— Nick Wilder
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Need to Know
Starting from anywhere in the village or the main parking lots, follow signs for the "Lost Lake Trails," which are cross-country skiing in winter and biking in summer. Also known as the "Zappa Trails," each trail name is a Frank Zappa song. At the entrance to the area, you'll find a cafe and bike shop. Head around to the right and find the Peaches en Regalia trail, and the first of many "Suggested Route" markers: orange arrows on top of small wooden posts. You'll be following these markers the entire way.
String together many trails in this area, generally just going straight across roads as you pass them while following the orange markers. You'll use Dinah Moe Hum, The Torture Never Stops, Fountain of Love, Pinocchio's Furniture, Toads of the Short Forest, Gee, I Like Your Pants, and Jellyroll Gumdrop. They are all very similar with roots, rocks, short climbs, and really fun wooden bridges and features. Take your time and enjoy it all!
From there, work your way on side streets and the bike path to the top of Cut Yer Bars. More similar riding, though the trees are tighter here and there are many side-trail options for more advanced riding. They end in the same place, so follow what looks fun.
Wiggle through a neighborhood to the Emerald Forest trail and do some tough climbing (you might need to walk parts) for a mile until you get to the epic A River Runs Through It. This is the money. Huge trail features and nonstop technical challenges. Most have ride-arounds. Some of the big features have serious landings—scope them out first! There are several bail-out points on the trail if it's too much. Super fun!
Once off the singletrack, follow the signs and bike path back to the village.