6.3 miles
Distance
1,556 ft
Climb
-1,557 ft
Descent
2,542 ft
High Point

Fast lap from the parking lot to 7th secret and Expresso down to Baden-Powell which will take you back to where you started.

Detailed Description
7th and Expresso is a 6 mile popular expert route located near North Vancouver British Columbia. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 3 trails. This route climbs 1,556 ft with a max elevation of 2,542 ft then descends -1,557 ft.
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37 Reviews & Comments

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cbvan (Jul 16, 2022 at 11:58)
this is intended as a climbing trail onky
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Cmguidroz (Jul 11, 2022 at 14:07)
Trail Expresso
This my be the holy grail of downhill fun technical trails as far as I’m concerned. It’s a trek to the top but god is it fun to ride down. Such a good time with moments of complete fear. Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you north shore!
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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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Superepicguy264 (May 3, 2022 at 14:30)
Trail Expresso
Is a blue but has one section with a double black diamond rick roll and both ride arounds are black diamond
but easy to walk down
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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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Mcyeetus (Sep 26, 2021 at 12:02)
Trail Expresso
An awesome trail on Fromme. Good mix of flow and a little tech. Also includes some harder features if you would like to challenge yourself but there are go around for all of them.
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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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gg444 (Sep 11, 2021 at 21:27)
Trail Expresso
Amazing entry level black, the best flow trail on the Shore by far (sorry Bobsled). I would consider it slightly easier than Floppy just becuase it's a bit more flowy and faster for intermediates, and definitely worth the climb. I always finish my day riding Expresso during golden hour.
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FancyMango (Aug 31, 2021 at 1:35)
Trail Expresso
Man, I want to go ride that trail for the first time, but I cant go alone. Maybe someday.
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98teg (Aug 24, 2021 at 19:49)
Trail Expresso
Love this trail, 2nd time riding it, the only crappy part his having to ride baden powel trail. Definitely an easier black, speed is you friend.
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b-rider (Aug 23, 2021 at 13:40)
Trail Expresso
I dropped my driver's license by accident at the entrance to Expresso today (Aug. 23). Realized this when I got to ladies only, went back up and it was gone. Pm me on pinkbike if you happened to pick it up.
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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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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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Wesmacaulay FVMBA - ADMIN (Jun 5, 2021 at 21:11)
Trail Expresso
First time on Espresso. Fun trail, mostly easy blue with some rock slab descents that are black.
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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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Edu888 (May 14, 2020 at 21:07)
Trail Expresso
Blue trail with black options. If you don't ride the optional stuff, it's solidly a blue trail.
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JTJ10 (Apr 11, 2020 at 12:53)
Trail Expresso
Rode the trail a couple days ago for the first time. Although its rated blue on trail forks there are some harder sections and some decent drops, this may partly be because the trail has gotten a bit beaten up from winter and all the traffic it receives but with the current virus situation there may not be much trail maintenance for a while so keep that in mind if your expecting something really blue your first time down the trail. Still a really fun trail and great entry level black diamond, if you can handle floppy bunny(the more techy parts and bridges not the optional jumps) and you want to step it up I would recommend it, the climb is long in comparison but its a fun trail with the hardest features optional so you can work your way up to them, also the hardest non-optional parts are pretty easy to walk and there are only a couple.

All around awesome entry level black trail and im exited to ride it again in the next couple of days!
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bboyshredder (Mar 23, 2020 at 16:16)
It's not really a blue should be a black if you try to climb up it.
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thierrym (Sep 28, 2019 at 18:09)
Trail Expresso
Funand and pretty fast, with lots of kickers.
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Sunnylarson (Jul 30, 2019 at 7:01)
Trail Expresso
Super fun. Great North Shore flava.
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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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martywis (Mar 25, 2019 at 8:51)
Trail Expresso
Hi Guys, I was riding Saturday around 4:00 and saw couple of guys on eBikes riding cross country through the woods (maybe crossing between Crippler and ESpresso)...
Unfortunately I did not manage to talk to them - but if anybody knows who they were or sees them again, please highlite that riding off trails with ebikes especially will cause damage to our sport and the fantastic location on the northshore.

btw. I am a eMTB rider as well... and there is more then enough fun on the perfect existing trails!

Please respect and share this attitude!!!!

Marty
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crashelman (Sep 14, 2018 at 11:27)
Trail Expresso
Great trail with good flow for the shore
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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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JacksonThack (Sep 3, 2018 at 10:00)
Trail Expresso
Awesome trail. Best bet for intermediate riders looking to explore higher up the mountain
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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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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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Ledski (Aug 16, 2017 at 19:27)
Trail Expresso
Pretty soft black as far as I'm concerned.
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Ledski (Aug 16, 2017 at 19:27)
Trail Expresso
Fun mostly flow downhill with optional built up features.
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ParkerJonesmtb (Nov 27, 2015 at 15:54)
its pretty much a shortcut
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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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Trails in Route

Warden's Climb249 ft
7th Secret2,933 ft
Expresso3,875 ft

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    339
More Stats for 7th and Expresso mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,041 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,120 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,119 ft
  • Grade max
    -44.1%
  • Grade min
    38.4%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,152 ft
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