Cross Country Bike Trails
Whistler offers spectacular cross country mountain biking from gentle trails to fast, technical single track. With endless variety you can enjoy rainforest and alpine trials, granite slabs and ‘North Shore’ style wooden features.
Sea to Sky Trail
The Sea to Sky Trail is more than a trail, it’s a vision that connects the communities of the Sea to Sky Corridor, from Squamish to D’Arcy. This 180 kilometre, non-motorized, multi-use trail is being built right now for everyone to enjoy. The trail is optimized for mountain bikes and will provide users with a full outdoor experience of the landscape and the natural and human history of the Sea to Sky corridor. The Sea to Sky Trail is a non-motorized, multi-use trail currently under construction in the Whistler area. When complete, the 180 km trail will connect Sea to Sky communities from D’Arcy to Squamish.
Brandywine Falls Provincial Park to Squamish (50 km / 31 miles)
Brandywine to Pinecrest:
From the Brandywine Falls Provincial Park entrance follow the highway south for 3 1/2 km (just over 2 miles). Cross the highway when safe to do so.
Exit the highway at the entrance to Pinecrest & Black Tusk. Follow this road south to the end, at the entrance to Pinecrest.
Pinecrest to Chance Creek Bridge:
Immediately at the entrance to Pinecrest, on your left, is the start of a trail south. Follow this part of the trail under the Hydro lines for almost a kilometre (just over 1/2 mile). At a fork in the trail, both choices work. The right fork is shorter, but more technical. Both are pretty rough right now. At the “T” intersection turn right (west), go over the railway tracks and follow the trail over the pedestrian bridge across Roe Creek.
After crossing Roe Creek bear right and follow the road past Shadow Lake and the BC Hydro Shadow Lake Intake Tower. After the intake tower the road will bear left. At the fork take the trail on the right and at the “T” turn right. Follow the trail under the Hydro lines, once again for almost a kilometre (just over 1/2 mile) and carry on where the road bears right (west) away from the lines.
After passing a fair sized pond on your left (east of the trail) take the left route at the fork. If you get to Lucille Lake you’ve missed this fork. Back up and try again. Follow this route downhill to the parking area by the Chance Creek Bridge. Cross the Chance Creek Bridge over the Cheakamus River and on to the highway.
Highway 99 through the Cheakamus Canyon:
From the Chance Creek Bridge intersection, follow the highway south for 4.6 km (3 miles), past three viewpoint parking areas on the west side of the highway.
600 meters (650 yards) south of the third viewpoint area (the one with picnic tables) the trail resumes, dropping off the west side of the highway to descend to Paradise Valley.
Highway 99 to Paradise Valley:
For the next 4 1/2 km (2 3/4 miles) the route is very well defined but sometimes rough and somewhat steep. This historic route goes back to the 1910s, created to build the railway. It is a spectacular journey but needs to be approached with respect. Improvements to this section are the current highest priority in our project.
After about 2 km (1 1/4 miles), 200 meters or so after the temporary bridging adjacent (and above) the railway, there is one fork in the trail. The older route to the right is washed out so bear left and climb over the short hill to the descent to Starvation Lake.
Follow the trail to the west of Starvation Lake, down the hill, over the railway line and on down to the Cheakamus River.
From this point follow the road beside the Cheakamus River south for about 11 km (7 miles) as it transitions from rough dirt road to gravel road to paved road and from the Upper Cheakamus Road to the Paradise Valley Road.
At the Paradise Valley Road / Squamish Valley Road intersection turn left and cross the river. Continue along the Squamish Valley Road until the intersection with Government Road. At this intersection pick up the Ray Peters Trail section, visible on the south west corner of the intersection.
Follow the Ray Peters Trail section adjacent to the Squamish Valley Road towards the highway, then south, parallel to the highway, to Depot Road.
At Depot Road there is a short highway section to Mamquam Road, where the Corridor Trail section can be found on the east side of the highway. This section will soon be a trail route as Squamish continues to develop the Corridor Trail.
Follow the Corridor Trail, past Brennan Park Recreation Centre and on to the Squamish Adventure Centre. At the Adventure Centre cross Loggers Lane to pick up the trail again in Rose Park.
Follow this trail under the highway to Pemberton Avenue then left on Loggers Lane and on to Nexen Beach; Kilometer 0 of the Sea to Sky Trail.