1,238 ft
Distance
6 ft
Climb
-167 ft
Descent
00:02:41
Avg time

Griffen Switchbacks Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    District of North Vancouver

A minor connector trail used to connect King of the Shore, Lower Griffen, Immonator to the exits at Mountain View Park on Coleman

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Griffen Switchbacks mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -161 ft
  • Altitude min
    808 ft
  • Altitude max
    969 ft
  • Altitude start
    969 ft
  • Altitude end
    808 ft
  • Grade
    -13.005%
  • Grade max
    -30.465%
  • Grade min
    3.203%
  • Distance climb
    133 ft
  • Distance down
    1,082 ft
  • Distance flat
    23 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:41
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Status:
on Aug 15, 2016
Dry
Avg: 3.15 (19 votes)

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Griffen Switchbacks Trail Reports

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Aug 15, 2016 @ 7:35pm
Aug 15, 2016
Old School jank
Aug 15, 2016 @ 7:28pm
Aug 15, 2016
chundered and janky as ever.
Jul 22, 2016 @ 6:39pm
Jul 22, 2016
reporter All good
May 18, 2016 @ 4:14pm
May 18, 2016
No real issues, just the same old classic.
May 13, 2016 @ 6:39pm
May 13, 2016
Good to avoid right now not in good conditions
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1 Review & Comments

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flag leelau Plus (Jun 4, 2016 at 20:07)
 I did a fair amount of work on this trail in 2011 - 2013 mainly in the section downhill of the switchbacks building up low points so they were above the water table and cutting out portions of the log that obstructed half the trail (the smiley faced log that's now obscured by moss). Even had the permit for the work from DNV via Graham Knell.

Sharon and I would hike the trail frequently from 2008 to 2012 to clear out the drains and sweep it of debris.

It's been a couple of years since I've ridden the switchbacks. They're still tight and awkward and janky and Jerry Willows would still hate them (inside joke). The drains are still unplugged. The water is now off the trail and it seems to see less use so the greenery, salal and ferns have had a chance to grow back. It's good to see this old friend look better.
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