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Flank Trail

Average Rating:    (3.75 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Grewling Uphill for around 35-40 minutes. The trail goes along the flank of Sprout Mountain. This trail is very well constructed with beautiful views of Whistler Village, Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains as well as the Black Tusk. Once you get to the top enjoy the long ride down. It has amazing switch backs as well as long windy smooth single track. A definite must for the experienced rider.
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Latitude
50.1406057045732
Longitude
-122.97237396240234
Trail Directions
Access to the Flank Trail can be found on Alta Lake Road (west side of Whistler Valley) Ride up the Cemetery Rd. Go straight up past the Cemetery for about 5 minutes then follow the Rainbow lake trail (double track road) until you get to the entrance to the Flank Trail (its clearly marked)
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Whistler
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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
August 28, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Chris Brownfield , from San Francisco CA

Summary:
Some steeep climbs here, as well as descents but mostly wide groomed singletrack with some loose rock here and there. Watch for hikers. Good run.

Recommended Route:
I came in on some cool little single track from crossing Alta Road after leaving one of the River Runs Through It sections, which connected to Whip Me Snip Me and then the Flank Sproat Trail until it changes into Flank...I think that's the correct nameage.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
A River Runs Through It, Demonstration Forest



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Review Date
May 24, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: lisa , from melbourne australia

Summary:
a complete cruise by comparison to anything else in the valley besides maybe the valley trail. a good one in fall as it was built by a bobcat it is WIDE & you are unlikely to do any further env. degradation - when everything else in town is snowed in.

Recommended Route:
as above

Other recommended trails in the same area:
everything. get a map. go ride it.



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Review Date
March 20, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: pr , from whistler

Summary:
The flank trail is long climb, great views, with mellow descent great for intermediate rider with good set of lungs. All the hardtail hammerheads this ones for you.

Recommended Route:
cemetary to cafe

Other recommended trails in the same area:
There is a couple of techincal decsents of the flank which makes the climb worth while for the riders that enjoy the adreniline rush of steep comitment lines but you will have to find someone to take you there that has confidence in your riding ability because they are not for the fait of heart. Danimal is a great xc single track which runs almost parallel but lower on the mountain just above westside road.



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Review Date
February 25, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Mark , from Whistler

Summary:
This trail is definitely not for the faint of heart. It starts out with a good long uphill ride. Around 35-40 minutes. Once you get on to the trail itself its all pretty smooth single track. Once the uphill is over the descent is fantastic. You can see everything from the top of the flank trail, Whistler's 5 lakes, Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains as well as Mount Curry and the Arm Chair Glacier. The Black Tusk is not to far away either. You can also access alot of other excellent trails from the flank. Industrial Disease (Steeeeep Downhill Descent), Diary of a Madman (for lunatics only), Danimal (good descent) If you are a devoted rider the Flank Trail is a must in Whistler. Swing by Fanatykco for a map or experienced guide.

Recommended Route:
See above.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Industrial Disease, Diary of a Madman, Danimal...to many to list



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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)
 


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