Distance: 2.4 km
Time: 25 – 45 min
Elevation Gain: 58 m
Elevation Loss: 78 m

Technical Rating: Intermediate
Physical Rating: Moderate
Season: April – October
Permit Required: No

GPS (GPX): click here
Google Earth: click here
WORCA: click here

Trash is a technically challenging intermediate x-country trail located in Whistler South. It got its name from the landfill that once stood nearby, but since has been redeveloped into the athletes village built for the 2010 Olympics and now serves as a residential area. Trash boasts some incredible views of the Cheakamus River along its undulating route. Very little elevation gain doesn’t make this trail easy. There are plenty of technical sections along this route that will challenge and push the intermediate to advanced rider. Roots, rocks and short steep ups and downs, should keep all riders on their toes.

Ride Trash as an out-and-back, or combine it with other trails in the area to form a loop. For a 2 – 3 hour ride consider linking Trash with Trainwreck. Start at Trainwreck and pedal south along Trainwreck to Runaway Train. Take Runaway train down to the Sea to Sky trail and head north on the Sea to Sky trail to access Trash. This loop begins and ends at Function Junction.

TRAILHEAD | N50 04.872 W123 02.334

Located in the Cheakamus Crossing, access to the northeast end of the trail is via Cheakamus Lake Road off of Hwy 99 (across from Function Junction). Take Cheakamus Lake road across the Cheakamus bridge and look for the trail heading into the woods to your right. Park and ride back to the trailhead. Jump on the singletrack heading into the woods and follow it onto the dirt road. Turn right onto the dirt road and then left again back onto the singletrack – Trash. From there, it’s straightforward. Just follow the trail out-and-back.

bikepirate rating: 3 Skulls