The Resort Municipality of Whistler is currently studying a potential new well supply source located along the Valley Trail (between Rainbow Park and Lorimer Road). Read more.
Whistler Valley Trail
The Valley Trail is one of Whistler's most popular attractions. This paved, three-metre wide, multipurpose trail with easy grades currently runs 40 kilometers from the Cheakamus Crossing to Green Lake and Emerald Estates. The trail is designed to connect all subdivisions to the destination parks (Alpha Lake, Wayside, Lakeside, Rainbow, Meadow Park and Lost Lake parks), to schools, the village core and Whistler Creek.
The Valley Trail, consistently rated one of our top summer attractions, is also well loved by locals year-round. Over a 17 month period (including winter), automated trail counters averaged 817 users per day on weekdays and 1,114 users per day on weekends.
Work on the Valley Trail that will be completed this year includes a new 1200-metre addition from Cheakamus Lake Road to Spring Creek Drive. Bids for construction of this section of trail will be reviewed by Whistler Council in July, and the trail openend for public use in late summer. In addition, a new 1000-metre trail connection from Highway 99 to Cheakamus Crossing and minor valley trails within the Cheakamus Crossing neighbourhood have been completed.
A new 700-metre addition along the west side of Highway 99 from the entrance of the new Rainbow neighbourhood to Alpine Meadows will also be constructed by the Rainbow developer this fall. 19-Mile bridge design is underway with a plan for construction in 2011. This will connect the trail from the new Rainbow subdivision to the trails at Alpine Meadows.
Future expansion of the Valley Trail may include routes identified in Whistler’s Cycling Master Plan, including a trail from Meadow Park Sports Centre on the west side of Highway 99 through to the lights at Spruce Grove Way, as well as a trail to Myrtle Phillips School from the Mons area. Both of these routes are dependent on future land development.
Upgrades and maintenance of Valley Trail are ongoing with budget allocations in 2011, 2012, and 2014 to redevelop sections of trail that have settled, cracked, or require line painting, sign upgrades, or tree management.
Using the Valley Trail
Always keep to the right, share the trail, leash your dogs, and clean up after them using the waste bags and bear-proof bins provided.
Valley Trail Map
Click here for the Valley Trail Map.