The following non-motorized multi-use trails are currently available on Mount Sproatt: These trails are used primarily by mountain bikers, but are open to hikers and trail runners. The RMOW said in a release Thursday, Sept. 13 that the Skywalk, Kevin’s Homerun, Screaming Cat Lake and Upper 19 Mile Creek trails have been closed until further notice. This creek is forageable with 1-2' water crossings and boulders. Consider a small monthly contribution to support your local journalists. There’s nothing like a new trail in town to get people talking. Riders should allow two to three hours to ascend to the top of Into the Mystic, and two to three hours to traverse to and descend Lord of the Squirrels. The RMOW and Whistler Offroad Cycling Association (WORCA) continue to work closely to ensure that trail information is accurate on TrailForks, a free third-party mountain bike oriented trail map app. The Escape Route gently climbs to the top of the tree line and connects with Skywalk once you’re in full view of the alpine zone of Rainbow Mountain. No bikes are permitted on Rainbow Lake Trail or Skywalk Trail. Grizzly and black bears exist in the Whistler area, including the Alpine Trail Network. Harle wins slopestyle World Cup in Mammoth, Have the Whistler Question delivered to your inbox every week! That means relying on the respect of Whistler’s locals and visitors to only use the trails for foot activities like hiking and running. All trail users should be mindful of preferred trail direction:  Lord of the Squirrels is primarily a downhill mountain bike trail. About the Resort Municipality of Whistler, carrying bear spray (and knowing how to use it in the event of an encounter), being alert to bear signs (scat, prints, tree markings), and. The Rainbow Lake Alpine Trails are closed to the public after "a defensive encounter" between a grizzly bear and a group of hikers, the Resort Municipality of Whistler announced Oct. 2. V8E 0X5 The Resort Municipality of Whistler and other partners have been developing and improving a network of hiking and mountain biking trails on Mount Sproatt and Rainbow Mountain to offer a summer backcountry alpine experience like no other. Both black bears and grizzly bears live on Mount Sproatt and Rainbow Mountain. 4325 Blackcomb Way, Be prepared for self-rescue. The extensive Alpine Trail Network provides a backcountry experience that requires all trail users to have a high level of fitness and be prepared for a day-long journey in remote, strenuous alpine. Opt in or out anytime. Volunteers from the Alpine Club of Canada help build the Skywalk Trail, a new hiking trail on Rainbow Mountain. You can, As Vancouver housing prices surge, weekenders make the leap to Whistler, Kirshenblatt reaches podium in super-G at Whistler Cup, Sea to Sky girls’ volleyball teams compete in district championships, New weekly video series highlights local backcountry conditions, Morrow takes ski cross gold, silver at season opening races, Whistler Valley Snowboard Club’s Tongko takes first overall at season-opening contest, Whistler Biathlon Society awarded 2019 Nationals, Local freeride skiers compete in regional challenge. Update as of August 4, 2020: The Beverly Creek Bridge (at approximately kilometre three) on the Madeley to Hanging Lake trail was washed out this past winter. 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