71.7 miles
Distance
9,270 ft
Climb
-9,268 ft
Descent
2,538 ft
High Point
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Virtual Merritt Crown - 120k - Presented by Landyachtz Bikes

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3Crown-120km is a 72 mile intermediate race route located near North Vancouver British Columbia. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 47 trails. This route climbs 9,270 ft with a max elevation of 2,538 ft then descends -9,268 ft.
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95 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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cbvan (Jul 24, 2022 at 19:32)
trail is closed at the bottom due to construction. so presumably closed at the top, too! NSMBA indicated not too long ago that some changes were going to made, i hope to hell it isn't turned into another Upper Dales.... Ned's is an old school classic.
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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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northshoregurl (May 30, 2022 at 1:23)
Trail 7th Secret
It is soooo worth the climb. What a sweet trail.
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JakeBoulder (May 16, 2022 at 11:56)
Trail Blue line
If you are a new rider this trail is seems a bit more difficult than the other blues around here.
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mappist (May 1, 2022 at 22:44)
Trail in great shape
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drdetail (Nov 1, 2021 at 18:26)
Trail Bottletop
Thanks to the builders for the nice new reroute of the climb up to Bottletop Knoll. Much needed!
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conrad-hoc (Oct 30, 2021 at 16:27)
Trail Bottletop
I agree with @beestrangler. Its a dark blue. Some steep bits and tight turns that really test my nerves. I'm a beginner riding hardtail, and as I get better this trail won't be as intimidating. Still, no regrets!! I'll be back.
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Jake451mx (Oct 19, 2021 at 12:53)
Trail 7th Secret
As above have mentioned great amount of effort with rock armouring to make this a true all weather trail credit to the builders, I favour pile of rocks for more natural rooty tech however
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liamdubs (Oct 18, 2021 at 20:00)
This is a trail that makes you feel good and I smile when riding it. Was a fairly wet ride which is how I hear it's best to ride it in.
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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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Mcyeetus (Sep 29, 2021 at 18:26)
Very fun flowy section to end off Expresso. Has some fun chill wooden features to play around with.
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Mcyeetus (Sep 29, 2021 at 18:25)
Trail Sidewinder
Fun chill climb up Burnaby Mountain.
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Mcyeetus (Sep 25, 2021 at 16:40)
Trail 7th Secret
My favorite trail on fromme. Such a good mix of tech, features, and flow. Awesome trail worth the climb for sure!
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b0bg (Sep 23, 2021 at 15:18)
Loved the trail, but it's definitely not a blue as rated here, even the signs are black. As or more difficult than other regional blacks (7th secret, expresso, Severed, Ned's, etc), but not sure how it compares with blacks on Eagle Mt. Thanks to the trail crews that keep these trails alive!
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colchilibeck (Aug 21, 2021 at 11:39)
Trail 7th Secret
Really amazing trail. I Ben in the wet there is still lots of grip.
A note to fast riders, don’t try passing slower riders while they are moving through techy/rocky steep turns. It ruins the experience when you bail because someone decides to blow by you. Just give a shout and pass when safe to do so!! We are all there to have fun. Keep those maneuvers for a race day!
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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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Wesmacaulay FVMBA - ADMIN (Jun 5, 2021 at 23:44)
Trail 7th Secret
Rock work is astonishing. I can’t even think of all the hours of work put into the construction of this trail. Epic.
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Lunar (May 17, 2021 at 14:41)
Lost Dog on this trail. Name is Chase. Border collie. May 17th at 1:30 last sighting. Call (77Cool 938-8279
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kyleluvsdh (Apr 5, 2022 at 22:07)
Update?
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kyleluvsdh (Feb 10, 2021 at 15:08)
Hope to see you soon Ned's! Planning a trip Mid March! Big Grin
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TekNullIOG (Feb 6, 2021 at 19:58)
My favorite trail. Technical, rocky and fast. Only one little climb. A perfect DH trail.
Warning, you may finish with arm pump.
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trailfodder (Jan 7, 2021 at 13:07)
What he said. Lots of potential, but a super suck ride back up. You can ride it now, just not a lot to it.
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Alexisjmorgan (Dec 29, 2020 at 0:05)
Agreed with some others on here. It's a technical black climb with few breaks. Maybe others are in better shape than I am, but this is a tough climb!
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clairermp (Dec 12, 2020 at 19:47)
Bridge has been fixed. Trail open. West side entrance to the trail is now gravel to the bridge.
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baconducttape (Nov 28, 2020 at 15:54)
Closed as of Nov 28 2020 - bridge damage due to wind storm.
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Slake2020 (Nov 1, 2020 at 16:42)
This trail is amazing.m! That said, for a interbeginner like myself (who comfortably rides Griffin, Floppy Bunny and Expresso on the shore), this was definitely MUCH more difficult. If you are relatively new, I would approach this more like a technical and steep black. Will practice elsewhere and hopefully will try again with some more experienced Smile .
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Wcskinner (Sep 24, 2020 at 10:34)
One of my favourite trails out there. All weather, well armoured, and tucked into a particularly beautiful part of the forest. Chunder and flow all at the same time. Different feel from other North Shore trails. A hidden gem!
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Dannyjean (Aug 3, 2020 at 11:50)
Trail 7th Secret
Absolute stellar trail. Worth that little extra climb FOR SURE
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Thebusyness (Jul 23, 2020 at 15:45)
Very boring trail. Pretty much a walking trail.
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Nonsmoker (Jul 20, 2020 at 9:25)
Trail Bottletop
Good to have this trail back. Some loose sections, which always test your skills.
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Coasterby (Jul 18, 2020 at 13:35)
Tons of fun, smooth and windy with nice decent.
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oneinoneout (Jul 16, 2020 at 17:36)
Could be a decent trail but it’s not well maintained and a lot of the ladders etc are broken or in poor condition. It also dumps you out on the TC trail when you have a killer climb back if you’re going that way.
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NewWesty (Jul 5, 2020 at 19:39)
Nice tight little trail..pretty slick with some mud after it rains ..roots a plenty.
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beestrangler (Jun 22, 2020 at 15:20)
Trail Bottletop
This trail is definitely a "Dark Blue" at the very least - the ending section is quite steep.
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rsluis (Jun 14, 2020 at 22:12)
You can ride up it if you have the legs and lungs, but not allowed down.
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DmanMcG (May 26, 2020 at 19:26)
Listed as a blue climbing trail on TF but it is signed and rides like a black. Technical climbing trail.
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gregmowat (May 24, 2020 at 20:03)
Its not a highway, and that's ok. Link Hammer Time and Blue Line for the best rip anytime any weather Great trails. Thanks
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Charlyzzz (May 3, 2020 at 23:44)
Trail Bottletop
Long ridge with ups and down, the end is pretty fast. It's fun and ideal to access the LSCR
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Charlyzzz (May 3, 2020 at 23:39)
I rode Ned's for the first time today. Really rough and rugged and facing downhill, few drops, no big danger, long and really fast with no stop, a demanding experience. This surely makes it something unique!
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jasonsteed (Mar 3, 2020 at 22:55)
As the previous comment said, a great beginner/intermediate trail with wood features, climbs and descents, and slick rocks. Much more fun than being on the gravel road!
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jasonsteed (Mar 3, 2020 at 22:53)
A fun trail that has lots of ups and downs. Sections of it are quite chunky and very rocky. Some pretty tight corners as well!
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vanrider (Oct 15, 2019 at 12:15)
Build props to the trail builders out here. This is a well-built climbing trail. Made my donation and so should you
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Deebru (Sep 3, 2019 at 22:45)
Trail Bottletop
Super fun little trail going down. It recently had some work done to smooth out the janky bits (thanks you!) and is now much more ridable for beginner/intermediate riders. Good for skills progression. The north shore needs more trails like this!
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TheShe (Sep 2, 2019 at 21:27)
Trail Sidewinder
Was my first blue trail and I loved it!!
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bboyshredder (Aug 28, 2019 at 18:03)
people say its unmaintained its not if you say it is don't ride the shore . its amazing . its full of tech jumps skinnys . although it shoots you basically at Fromme .
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philj999 (Jul 21, 2019 at 14:08)
TORCA has done a great job with the re-routing/re-building of this excellent climbing trail. Really nice trail.
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bboyshredder (Jul 16, 2019 at 8:57)
Trail 7th Secret
Awesome rocky trail . worth the climb , but some berms are beat up.
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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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NSMBA NSMBA (Apr 29, 2019 at 16:31)
Please note that Lower Expresso will be closed from 8am-12pm on May 2nd, 2019 as the District of North Vancouver will be conducting a Wildfire training exercise.

If you have any questions, please contact info@nsmba.ca
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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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KevinStafford (Mar 29, 2019 at 14:42)
Great trail! Lots of character. Great woodwork.
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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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Thomasbenko (Nov 16, 2018 at 16:16)
Ned’s Atomic waterfall route right now!
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crashelman (Sep 14, 2018 at 11:25)
Trail 7th Secret
Awesome trail in wet weather! Epic amount of armour and nothing too sketchy. Great start to Crinkum and Kirkford
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90sHardtailRevivalist (Sep 10, 2018 at 17:48)
Hell yeah! I rode this one once! It was… pretty mellow.
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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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monsieurgage (Aug 23, 2018 at 10:05)
Garbage found on the trail by the last steep wood roll. Remember to take it all out with you and not leave it for the next rider.
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carla540 (Aug 6, 2018 at 8:16)
Very steep, had to walk my bike up most of it. Did not see a no bikes sign...
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mrj27 (Jul 24, 2018 at 16:06)
If you go fast it will not be a waste of elavation...
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georgeshumway (Jun 30, 2018 at 20:00)
Trail 7th Secret
Anyone know how this trail compares in terms of difficulty with expresso?
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nwareing (Jan 26, 2019 at 18:08)
Trail 7th Secret
Expresso is easier
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MKBERGEY1 (Jun 28, 2018 at 14:01)
Trail 7th Secret
7th is running so sweet ! ????????
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engfromrio (May 11, 2018 at 9:46)
Trail Sidewinder
Loved it! Great for a beginner/intermediate
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officialrayzhang97 (May 7, 2018 at 14:31)
Best trail on eagle for intermediate skill level riders on eagle
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Djsaunter (Apr 27, 2018 at 21:48)
I guess just hasn't been upkept in a while?
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just2sxy (Oct 21, 2017 at 20:45)
There's a sign that says no bikes allowed on this trail
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Shokunin (Oct 7, 2017 at 17:07)
Trail Greenland
The trail is marked as a blue according to the sign. Just FYI Smile
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northshoregurl (Sep 25, 2017 at 15:09)
super fun hard packed trail to ride down, beware of hikers on this trail as there are lots of twists and turns
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northshoregurl (Sep 25, 2017 at 15:08)
Trail JJ Connector
the top of this trail is actually currently labeled Blue Line, but blue line starts lower down.
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northshoregurl (Sep 25, 2017 at 15:08)
Trail JJ Connector
the top of this trail is actually currently labeled Blue Line, but blue line starts lower down.
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northshoregurl (Sep 25, 2017 at 15:07)
Trail JJ Connector
it has a huge jump at the end of this short trail. beware. If you choose to walk it you have to lower your bike down off of it, no easy go around.
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northshoregurl (Sep 25, 2017 at 15:07)
Trail JJ Connector
it has a huge jump at the end of this short trail. beware. If you choose to walk it you have to lower your bike down off of it, no easy go around.
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jon66 TORCA: Eagle (Sep 26, 2017 at 18:14)
Trail JJ Connector
the ride around is higher up the trail
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jon66 TORCA: Eagle (Sep 26, 2017 at 18:14)
Trail JJ Connector
the ride around is higher up the trail
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chris-mcintyre (Sep 24, 2017 at 16:44)
Trail 7th Secret
One of the most if not the most amazing trail on the mountain! Definitely worth going up and shredding all the way down to Kirkford! This trail is a must when visiting Mt. Fromme!
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Ledski (Aug 16, 2017 at 19:29)
Trail 7th Secret
Accessible North Shore style trail that flows well through its fortified rocky technical sections. Really well built and loads of fun.
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jayacheess (Jun 25, 2017 at 10:21)
Excellent addition to Fromme. Awesome work guys!
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gnatinator (Apr 24, 2017 at 1:28)
10/10 sick connector.
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pirati (Jul 24, 2016 at 19:00)
Great beginner/intermediate singletrack with some nice flow.
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DMal SHORE CORPS (Jun 8, 2016 at 13:47)
Much more fun in the wet than in the dry. Water turns the rim-deep marbles into a much firmer trail bed. Give Ned's a rip on a rainy day.
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desmondhowl (Sep 17, 2015 at 17:01)
Anyone know why this trail is decommissioned? Not much wrong with it.
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j-tommy (Mar 22, 2015 at 16:54)
Trail 7th Secret
Beauty of a trail! First ride today, my first ride on the Shore... and it lived up to the hype. Even got to meet Pete, who I understand is the master builder on this beauty. The rock work is amazing! It was pretty busy up there, but everyone was in a good mood and very friendly. Overall a great ride.
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BurkeJ (Mar 14, 2015 at 23:09)
great condition to ride up
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Sharonb (Dec 9, 2014 at 7:38)
Trail Greenland
C-Buster is maintained by MTBTrails.ca
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Sharonb (Dec 9, 2014 at 7:42)
Trail Greenland
Greenland I should say.
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karl-burkat (Oct 24, 2013 at 23:07)
My favorite on the shore.
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canadaka Trailforks (Sep 15, 2011 at 21:10)
most trails on shore are technical rocky trails that are slower steeper or more dificult, which is fun! But Neds is fun because its also fast.
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  • Altitude min
    21 ft
  • Altitude start
    26 ft
  • Altitude end
    26 ft
  • Grade max
    -69.1%
  • Grade min
    129.7%
  • Distance climb
    34 miles
  • Distance down
    30 miles
  • Distance flat
    7 miles
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