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Hey Bud Loop


A true Blackcomb Classic.

Mountain Biking Severe

8.3 km
425 m
425 m
0-1 hrs
Low Point
661 m
High Point
1.1 km
Hey Bud Loop Map

Hey Bud is an old-school Blackcomb classic. Blackcomb Mountain is home to some of the most famous pedal loops in Whistler! While in recent years Dark Crystal and Microclimate have gained much more renown than Hey Bud, you shouldn't sleep on this absolute gem of a trail.


This double black diamond run has been reworked to add flow and speed to all the rocks and roots.

The route starts next to Crazy train on a steep and rough chute before traversing a new loamy section. After this, you will hit the eternally wet rocky corner that now has a great new catch berm to carry speed into the next section.

This trail has tonnes of line choices and a new traverse exit to get lots of downhill time for your pedal up. There is an old-school rock drop and creek gap for anyone who feels like adding extra spice to their ride about 1/2 way down.

This trail is a classic downhill training trail for any enduro enthusiast and has become a local testpiece for racers and expert recreational riders alike. If you want to get fast, you need to train on Hey Bud!



Widely variable, narrow trail tread with steeper grades and unavoidable obstacles of 15in/38cm tall or less. Obstacles may include unavoidable bridges 24in/61cm wide or less, large rocks, gravel, difficult root sections, and more. Ideal for advanced-level riders.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between May and October


  • Technical
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Roots
  • Rock Slabs

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