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A Rockwork Orange -> Korova Milk Bar -> Wizard Burial Ground

An ultra-technical test piece on the Westside.

Mountain Biking Extreme

7.5 km
361 m
361 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
647 m
High Point
981 m
A Rockwork Orange -> Korova Milk Bar -> Wizard Burial Ground Map

The trail combination of A Rock Work Orange, Korova Milk Bar, and Wizard Burial Ground has become an iconic technical test piece on the Whistler Westside. In particular, the final descent on Wizard Burial Ground is one of the absolute gnarliest trails on the Westside... but more on that in a minute.


There are a few different ways to reach the start of A Rock Work Orange, but following the classic climb up Sirloin to the Flank Trail, and then taking a right to follow the Flank, will get you there. Even this section of singletrack along the Flank trail is quite good riding, but then you arrive at the meat of the route, and the ride quality goes through the roof!

A Rock Work Orange flows fairly seamlessly into Korova Milkbar, and both of these trails feature a similar ride style. On these epic lines, you'll get to ride along a series of elevated granite slabs and narrow rock spines. In some places, you'll have a couple of different line options, and in others, you'll be committed to just one. Ripping along these rolling slabs is a surreal experience made all the more entertaining by the steep rolls and sharp transitions.

In several spots, you'll reach incredible views over the valley below, where the expansive rock slabs force the tree cover back. Be sure to pause and soak in these gorgeous views of the Whistler Valley, as they're a true treat.

While both of these upper sections feature similar ride styles, Korova Milkbar gets progressively more difficult as it goes along. You'll soon reach some steeper, more advanced lines that earn Korova Milkbar its double black diamond rating. Hitting the A lines will require lining up steep rock rolls down dirt slabs between tight trees that are just begging to grab a handlebar. You can find an easier B line on some of these sections, but on others, it's full commitment.

When you drop into Wizard Burial Ground, any pretense of being anything but brutally gnarly disappears immediately. Gone are the beautiful rock slabs. In their place, you'll find steep, tight, ultra-technical double black diamond Whistler singletrack.

The steep, rooty, rocky chutes are obscenely technical and burly in their own right if you're simply looking at the trail tread. But there are at least two additional factors that compound the difficulty of this trail beyond just the steepness and the technicality. The first is that there are no ride-around options or B lines—it's full commitment to the gut of the route. And second, these trail corridors are insanely tight.

All of these chutes thread their way between tight trees, twisting and turning as they dive down the steep mountainside. Some chutes literally have trees growing straight out of the middle of them, with the obvious line funneling you directly into a vertical wooden pole that could easily break a rib or your jaw. It doesn't feel like the trail builders cut out a single tree when they roughed in this line. If you catch a handlebar on one of these super tight, exposed chutes, you are going to be in a world of hurt.

There's no two bones about it: Wizard Burial Ground is brutally tough.



Very steep, difficult, narrow singletrack with widely variable and unpredictable trail conditions. Unavoidable obstacles could be 15in/38cm tall or greater, and unavoidable obstacles with serious consequences are likely to be present. Obstacles could include big rocks, difficult root sections, drops, jumps, sharp switchbacks, and more. Ideal for expert-level riders.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between May and October


  • Technical
  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • Drops
  • Roots
  • Rock Rolls
  • Rock Slabs
  • Rock Gardens
  • Wooden Feature

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