6.1 miles
Distance
1,336 ft
Climb
-1,396 ft
Descent
1,417 ft
High Point
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Sign in at Parkgate Park.

Sign in starts at 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

Climb Old Buck, Baden Powell, and Mushroom Trail to Power Line Access Trail.

Stage 1 : New Severed Entrance to C-Buster to Asian Adonis

Climb up Penny Lane to Severed D

Stage 2 : Severed D

Bridal Path to Cardiac Bypass

Stage 3 : Cardiac to Blair Range to Blair Range Descent

Return to Parkgate Park via Golf Course Trail, Bridal Path, and Empress Bypass

Detailed Description
2017 FWS - 2 is a 6 mile intermediate race route located near North Vancouver British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 18 trails. This route climbs 1,336 ft with a max elevation of 1,417 ft then descends -1,396 ft.
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82 Reviews & Comments

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theshonen8899 (Sep 12, 2022 at 14:01)
Super fun little flow trail. Great for getting beginners hooked on flow.
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cuartodorado (Jul 10, 2022 at 18:14)
I lost my googles today 10-07-22 around 11:00 am, I believe on this trail (or Old Buck to connect with Badew Powell) on my way up to take John Deer. Please send me a message if you found them, thanks.
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LucaBruca (Jul 6, 2022 at 16:21)
I lost my wallet somewhere along here today. If anybody finds a brown leather wallet please call 604-619-6084 - Luc
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conrad-hoc (Jul 6, 2022 at 10:06)
Rode a section of this today for the first time. Climbed GSM and wanted to get to Forever After, so we took Baden Powell. BP to Severed D was pretty fun. More black than blue, in my opinion. From Severed towards Forever it got even steeper and more treacherous. You've been warned!
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pinker001 (Apr 28, 2022 at 20:06)
Trail C-Buster
This trail joining to Asian Adonis is a blue in my opinion, the section that splits off from Asian is extremely steep, with large roots, rock, very tight sections. No room to recover from a error, high probability of injury. In my opinion the second half is beyond double black.
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xaibeeh (Apr 27, 2022 at 19:53)
Any plans to do this trail rideable from Hyannis to forever after area? Would open a new world of possibilities! I’m in to help build something to make this climb good enough to not want to die
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NathanSW7c0h (Apr 18, 2022 at 8:38)
Nothing but blue on this one
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liamdubs (Feb 9, 2022 at 20:40)
The direction is basically wrong. It is 100% unrideable from forever after to severed upwards, but is a spicy treat downwards.
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Mcyeetus (Oct 20, 2021 at 19:40)
Trail Asian Adonis
Perfect Warmup trail as it leads right back into the climb trail, a great evening lap would be corkscrew- Upper severed- severed- C buster- Asian Adonis- buster- Penny lane- Good sir martin, and then pingu-pangor.
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Mcyeetus (Oct 2, 2021 at 21:50)
Not very enjoyable going uphill.
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Mcyeetus (Oct 2, 2021 at 21:49)
Tough climb coming east!
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Mcyeetus (Oct 2, 2021 at 21:48)
Trail Bridle Path
Fun xc trail/connector trail with some fun optional features to have fun on!
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Chenzone (Sep 12, 2021 at 14:30)
How in the world is this a green trail? Took this instead of Bridle Path because I was knackered and it is IMO a lot harder than the ladder.
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FancyMango (Sep 3, 2021 at 13:19)
Trail Severed D
Who was the funny guy who created that name?
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Somuchmud (Jul 12, 2021 at 8:03)
Trail Asian Adonis
Lost a pair of Black Oakleys here July 11 2021. It would be rad if someone found them!

cwitney@telus.net
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braydenharris (Jun 26, 2021 at 9:38)
This is possibly better Than Boogie Nights. It's soooo good!
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northshoresteve (Jun 8, 2021 at 19:01)
Awesome little trail. It’s similar to Half Nelson in Squamish, but only one fifth the length. We need more of these on the Shore!
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  • + 1
DC604 (Jun 5, 2021 at 20:36)
Trail C-Buster
Awesome thanks Devans! Will probably make that my next ride - cheers
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DC604 (Jun 5, 2021 at 13:09)
Trail C-Buster
I’m an intermediate/blue-trail rider; can fairly comfortably ride John Deer... wanting to work my way up to easier blacks. If I wanted to ride Asian Adonis, what’s the top section of this trail like, from Baden Powell to the entrance of Asian? Some of the comments here have me a little anxious, like this is black-pushing-doubleblack trail, closer to Boogieman than John Deer so I don’t wanna get on something that’s outta my league... but would give Asian Adonis a go!
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devans (Jun 5, 2021 at 15:21)
Trail C-Buster
If you can ride John Deer, you can ride to Asian Adonis.
Take Dickie - C-Buster - Adonis
Enjoy I did it yesterday for a change from Severed Smile
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Nonsmoker (Mar 28, 2021 at 16:28)
Trail Severed D
Seems like there is one a-hole in every crowd. Most bikers are not rude like the guy you mentioned. Hope you found your Garmin.
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AndrecpdeIx (Mar 26, 2021 at 16:02)
Trail Severed D
I’m mainly a mountain biker but today I went up hiking with my dog looking for my garmin I lost yesterday and getting way out of the way of the incoming bikers. To this guy that told me to get off the trail I say( and I do wish he reads this)
GO « F » yourself!!! The only reason I said nothing to him today was because my son was with me. I love this trail and I also volunteered on it few years back. But remember riders, it’s not only for us bikers, hikers are allowed also.
Cheers
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octet (Feb 27, 2021 at 20:53)
Trail Old Buck
A bit stiff, but also the fastest ride to the top of corkscrew or CBC, IMO. Good Sir Martin is more twisty and detours out of the way, and straight up Buck cuts off a loop on Mtn. Highway. GSM is good for the second lap, since you are already over near Academy, etc.
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taprider (Feb 6, 2021 at 21:38)
Going up from the west side should be the new Impossible Climb Challenge for Pink Bike.
Just try to clean it without puking, actually great Type 2 Fun, I highly recommend it
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DHDH (Jan 26, 2021 at 16:58)
Has about 5” of medium-pack snow on it.
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r0bb (Jan 15, 2021 at 14:50)
Trail Severed D
found some black Ryder's glasses on this trail last night. DM me at @robookwus on Instagram if they are yours!
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Edu888 (Dec 9, 2020 at 15:52)
Trail Old Buck
Not too bad until it crosses Powerlines, definitely feels like an efficient way to get up the mountain from Old buck lot compared to traversing over to GSM.
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v1979 (Nov 15, 2020 at 19:52)
Trail Old Buck
Steep trail, it's a challenging climb.
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muitodoido (Oct 18, 2020 at 20:00)
IMO The upper half of the trail would be hard pressed to be classified as green even by North Shore standards.
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Banders2 (Oct 11, 2020 at 16:53)
Trail Old Buck
Found some glasses at the top today. Let me know if you are looking for them.
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Banders2 (Oct 11, 2020 at 16:50)
Trail Old Buck
Found some glasses at the Baden Powell intersection this afternoon. Let me know if you are looking for them.
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Elmeffe (Oct 2, 2020 at 10:46)
These comments are no joke. Avoid climbing from Hyannis at all cost.
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krisrawl00 (Sep 22, 2020 at 16:02)
Trail Penny Lane
Zzzz zzzzZxxxxZZzxZzz
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Valkandoit (Sep 5, 2020 at 14:21)
Went down this hill and it was not a nice ride. Loose rock and not beautiful or peaceful. Wouldn’t take this path again!
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vancity (Aug 11, 2020 at 20:50)
Trail C-Buster
Probably the hardest ‘sanctioned’ trail on Seymour. A significant step up from other blacks on the mountain, and harder than Boogieman in my opinion.
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Coasterby (Jul 18, 2020 at 13:35)
Tons of fun, smooth and windy with nice decent.
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Edu888 (May 21, 2020 at 10:36)
Trail Asian Adonis
Accidentally went on this trail when I was actually trying to ride C-Buster. Pretty fun, more of a bench cut singletrack vibe vs john deer's bike park feel.
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bboyshredder (Mar 20, 2020 at 8:35)
Don't get tricked by how it looks on the map its very steep and long don't go up it trust me I tried to and I almost died.
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rockfears (Mar 9, 2020 at 23:32)
Should have read the comments before trying to climb this trail... steeeeeeep!!!! Almost impossible to reach the top without pushing!
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Urbanprophecy (Feb 9, 2020 at 23:30)
Trail Severed D
Large tree fallen which they’ve decided to turn in to a feature. Breaks up the flow (for the time being)
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Kubismo (Oct 2, 2019 at 19:06)
Trail Severed D
Tree down near the top. Ride slowly there until cleared
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bboyshredder (Sep 14, 2019 at 17:18)
Trail Old Buck
Steep gravel climb, if your wondering why people shuttle Seymour its the climb, and after you pass the power lines that's when the party starts.
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flotob (Sep 10, 2019 at 13:32)
Trail Severed D
Lost my Multitool today somewhere on the Trail. Please comment in case anyone picked it up...
Cheers
Topeak, golden in a black sleeve.
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  • + 1
Stetay (Aug 23, 2019 at 13:34)
Trail C-Buster
Short, steep and oh so sweet. Thanks you for keeping this mint trail builder
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Mike1001 (Aug 14, 2019 at 21:33)
This is basically a hike a bike trail for at least half of it.... the bikeable part is just a boring connector to other bikeable trails
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dirtbiker100 (Jul 19, 2019 at 22:31)
For visiting riders - don't try going up this one from the valley bottom...
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javabk (Jun 4, 2019 at 20:52)
This is mostly hike a bike trail
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ryancartiers (Jun 2, 2019 at 10:57)
Trail Bridle Path
Had some good rides. Probably easier with a full suspension bike.
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goatslurpee (Apr 19, 2019 at 14:16)
Sooooo sick! Thank you!
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mrj27 (Apr 19, 2019 at 0:46)
Yo this is bike park quality flow now it's awesome! Good job builders!
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jasonwd (Mar 20, 2019 at 6:43)
Totally changed to the smoothest bile park style flow berms on the shore. A refreshing wizz down from all the gnar and chunk further up the mountain. Well done trail fairies.
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taprider (Mar 3, 2019 at 8:13)
Trail Old Buck
90% clear of snow
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melikebike74 (Nov 24, 2018 at 14:19)
Trail C-Buster
This may be rated double black, relative to the rest of Seymour. This mind bender is significantly and consistently more tech than Boogie (at least the top part before Boogie nights turnoff), Deer John and Empress. It may just be due to the time of year, erosion and raw nature of it, but cleaning this requires deep focus/skill, apparently neither of which I possess. There's a crank deep water rut forming on last steep section, too.
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melikebike74 (Aug 19, 2020 at 22:46)
Trail C-Buster
After the great touch-ups, and in the dry, I'd change my mind to solid black (minus some of the old skinnies on the top bit). Thanks for the work. Good times.
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leelau (Apr 28, 2022 at 20:25)
Trail C-Buster
Thanks! Trying to keep it in character
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ehfour (Nov 4, 2018 at 14:02)
Trail Severed D
Love the flow at the end of the trail! Not sure if it was always like this but it’s awesome!
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jamiecmoney (Sep 14, 2018 at 11:25)
Trail Severed D
ya
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jamiecmoney (Sep 14, 2018 at 11:21)
Trail Severed D
Sick trail
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crashelman (Sep 14, 2018 at 11:02)
Trail Severed D
Almost constant drops!
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JacksonThack (Sep 9, 2018 at 13:53)
Fun, pedalling flowy trail
Don’t be caught of guard by sudden climbs
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JacksonThack (Sep 9, 2018 at 12:24)
This is very challenging for a blue trail. It’s steep in sections and full of rock berms and rock gardens. Lots of fun for an intermediate rider!
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gramboh (Jul 26, 2017 at 23:31)
Trail C-Buster
Finally rode C-Buster for the first time tonight, wow, what a blast! Lots of fall-line technical fun. Rocks, roots and hard corners. Thank you MTBTrails / Lee / Sharon and anyone else involved.
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dubprof (Nov 24, 2016 at 11:06)
….
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stringaling (Sep 14, 2016 at 10:49)
Trail C-Buster
How is C-Buster 'Unsanctioned' vs any of the other trails in that area ?
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leelau (Sep 14, 2016 at 14:07)
Trail C-Buster
Stringaling. C-Buster, Shorn Scrotum and Asian Adonis are in the CMHC and correctly described as 'unsanctioned''. All trails in that area aren't sanctioned fyi. They're the ones Sharon and I maintain and it seemed like a good idea to accurately describe them.
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stringaling (Sep 15, 2016 at 9:59)
Trail C-Buster
got it - thanks.
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paulbc (Jun 25, 2016 at 22:34)
Is there anything marking the start of this off AA, or a notable feature on AA to watch for? I've gone looking for it twice, but couldn't spot it.
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Sharonb (Jun 28, 2016 at 22:09)
Keep an eye on your left, if you get to the big log at the left corner that's seeps you've gone too far.
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paulbc (Jun 28, 2016 at 23:50)
I went looking again this afternoon, going slow after I crossed C-B, and found it. Thanks.
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leelau (May 17, 2016 at 15:14)
stringaling nailed it. It's an alternative to B-P which gets trashed in the wet. The entrance is awkward and janky for sure. Plan is to make it a little better but it got warm real quick and the bugs were coming
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stringaling (May 17, 2016 at 13:57)
Coming back to c-buster is the whole point. An alternative to heading down Baden Powell after completing the lower section of Asian Adonis.

The entrance to the trail off of Asian Adonis is a bit awkard though.
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j-rawk (May 17, 2016 at 10:09)
I rode this the other week and was awfully disappointed that it was just a flat/climb back to the c buster intersection I had just passed a few minutes before! Might appeal to xc types just looking to lengthen their ride, I'll just turn down lower c buster
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DMal SHORE CORPS (Dec 24, 2015 at 9:16)
Trail Penny Lane
Possibly my favourite section of the Seymour climb. The corners are open enough that you can get some good uphill flow going. And it takes you right to the rowdy part of Severed, perfect for tacking a little bit more onto the end of a ride.
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DMal SHORE CORPS (Dec 19, 2015 at 20:17)
Trail C-Buster
This trail is mini-Cypress.
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meloroast (Nov 13, 2015 at 13:43)
Trail Asian Adonis
I am a definite "intermediate" level rider and I don't get how this is black?! it's awesome and flowy, less tech than Espresso or Forever After.
confused
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wizardb (Oct 19, 2015 at 18:39)
Trail Asian Adonis
nice job guys and gal Smile
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sdmgz (Sep 17, 2015 at 14:19)
Trail Asian Adonis
Wasn't this recently classified as a Blue?
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Sharonb (Sep 17, 2015 at 15:43)
Trail Asian Adonis
Changed it to black to be consistent with the Locals' Guide.
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leelau (Oct 26, 2014 at 21:40)
Trail C-Buster
C-Buster is maintained by MTBTrails.ca
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leelau (Sep 12, 2014 at 20:25)
Trail Asian Adonis
Yellow and Smooth
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canadaka Trailforks (Aug 28, 2014 at 12:56)
This section gps'ed on Seymour is mostly all rideable. The section from "Old Buck" to the Powerlines was upgraded last winter for an easier climb and is used a lot.

The descent portion from the powerlines to the "BP to Powerline Connector" was upgraded for the BC Bike Race. The trail after this point is not rideable, it gets very steep with steps. Once it hits "Bridle Path" its rideable again.
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trevmillion (Aug 28, 2014 at 12:17)
how much of this trail can you ride bike on?
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Route Sections

1 Stage 1
  • 4,641 ft distance
  • 28 ft climb
  • -514 ft descent
2 Stage 2
  • 1,793 ft distance
  • 47 ft climb
  • -290 ft descent
3 Stage 3
  • 1,950 ft distance
  • 36 ft climb
  • -233 ft descent

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    nsmba fiver, FWS, Fiver World Series
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
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  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    60
More Stats for 2017 FWS - 2 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    357 ft
  • Altitude start
    417 ft
  • Altitude end
    358 ft
  • Grade
    -0.2%
  • Grade max
    -60%
  • Grade min
    83.9%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,647 ft
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