FATMAP difficulty grade
The easiest singletrack trails in Whistler can be found in Lost Lake Park.
But, like all the mountain biking in Whistler, there still isn’t anything “easy” about even the in-town trail system. The true green trails in Lost Lake Park are all graded gravel paths—not true mountain biking by most peoples’ definitions.
This route, on the other hand, follows mostly blue “intermediate” singletrack trails (the easiest singletrack trails in the region), and yet the intermediate singletrack here is chunky, technical, and plenty challenging.
The challenge earns it a “Difficult” rating on our FATMAP Scale.
And yet, in comparison to the absolute insanity you can easily access just a couple miles from Lost Lake, this “blue” loop offers an eminently approachable route. Each short section of trail in this network has its own name, making it very difficult to refer to individual segments.
Some of the most popular sections include Fountain of Love, Pinocchio’s Furniture, Disco Boy, Dwarf Nebula, Packard Goose, and the Grand Wazoo.
If you take these trails as a whole and refer to them collectively, the singletrack flows up and down the hillsides, never running flat for long.
This adds up to quite a bit of climbing overall, but unlike some of the other brutal straight-up-the-mountain climbs in the region, this loop is quite pedally and enjoyable.
The moderate grades and ease of access also make these trails very popular with hikers and trail runners, so be aware that you’ll encounter other trail users in these areas. While most of the singletrack consists of high quality, sustainable bench cut, the trail tread regularly crosses exposed slabs of bedrock, piles of rocky boulders, and tangles of roots.
Over some of the lower sections that tend to hold water, wooden bridges have been built, some with intriguing turns and rolling humps.
While the lack of a sustained climb means the descents are short, these short, chunky descents feel much longer than they are due to the superb trail flow.
The challenging rock features are incredibly rewarding when you clean them! Finish your Lost Lake Loop with a dip in Lost Lake itself, one of Whistler’s most popular lakes for swimming.