11.9 miles
Distance
2,534 ft
Climb
-2,541 ft
Descent
1,827 ft
High Point

The BC Bike Race is happy to announce that North Vancouver, home of the infamous North Shore trails, will host the stage 6. The Legendary North Shore is back, with it’s regular ladder bridges, roots and rocks but now with an all new flavor “pump flow”.

Detailed Description
BCBikeRace2018 - Day 6 (North Vancouver) is a 12 mile less popular expert race route located near North Vancouver British Columbia. This mountain bike only route and has a extreme overall physical rating. This route includes 14 trails. This route climbs 2,534 ft with a max elevation of 1,827 ft then descends -2,541 ft.
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67 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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theshonen8899 (Sep 12, 2022 at 13:59)
Trail John Deer
A guy at the trailhead told me this trail was "easy, fun, and flowy." I actually found it quite challenging, with 2-3 steep areas and many, many roots. Not a black but definitely more challenging than something like Half Nelson. I loved it but my more beginner-intermediate gf was having trouble.
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MarkAdamson (Sep 10, 2022 at 15:09)
Lost my tool pouch at the top of GSM on Saturday September 3rd. Black rubber with a green zip. Souvenir from Moab. Would love to hear from you if you picked it up. 604 839 3579.
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xaibeeh (Sep 6, 2022 at 7:44)
It’s either not a green climb or it’s in very bad shape. I went with a begginer able to clear all good sir martin climb, but had to walk this one.
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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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LucaBruca (Jul 6, 2022 at 16:20)
Trail John Deer
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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kyleluvsdh (May 4, 2022 at 9:18)
Trail Power Line
Definitely a green, but a fun section Smile
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kyleluvsdh (May 4, 2022 at 9:18)
Trail Power Line
Definitely a green, but a fun section Smile
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Mattc00 (Mar 5, 2022 at 18:56)
Trail Corkscrew
Trail in great shape. Really enjoyable.
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subieoutlaw (Feb 13, 2022 at 16:06)
Fun fun fun. Smooth and fast XC trail.
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conrad-hoc (Nov 24, 2021 at 22:47)
Yeah, good climbing trail, although it's humbling when there are parts of this GREEN trail that I can't do clean. Oh well, I am kind of a beginner and definitely suck at climbing!
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Mcyeetus (Oct 20, 2021 at 19:37)
Fun and enjoyable climb.
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conrad-hoc (Oct 14, 2021 at 11:33)
great trail. fun to learn on. I like that its a loop
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Mcyeetus (Oct 2, 2021 at 21:52)
Trail Corkscrew
One of the best trails on seymour, flowy tech trail to have a ton of fun on! After corkscrew, make sure to go down powerline for a pump track!
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Mcyeetus (Oct 2, 2021 at 21:49)
Fun little climb with a wood feature and uphill rock roll.
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Mcyeetus (Oct 2, 2021 at 21:49)
Tough climb coming east!
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melikebike74 (Sep 15, 2021 at 15:19)
Trail Pingu
Interesting battle at the exit between team strava-braid and team old skool. A bit laughable how bad the stravers want that 0.86 seconds!
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Kazuaki (Aug 19, 2021 at 18:33)
I’d rate it a dark blue on the downhill parts. And full black on the uphill parts. I gotta get better at climbing!
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liamdubs (Jul 17, 2021 at 21:28)
Please make sure to ring the bell at the intersection of John Deer and Good Sir Martin. If you don't ring the bell your strava/trailforks ride will NOT record this trail. It's real important to ring the bell.
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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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kupos (Jun 5, 2021 at 15:57)
Trail Pingu
Great flowy trail. Easier than Pangor, and one of the easier Blacks on the mountain.
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kyleluvsdh (Feb 11, 2021 at 22:30)
We should really adopt the New Zealand trail grading system in Canada. It bridges the gap nicely between between 'hard blue's' and 'easy black's'. Windrock Bike Park, TN. Adopted the NZ grading system in the past year as well. It makes sense. Here's what it would look like:

NZ Trail Grading System:

Grade 1 - White (Easiest)
Grade 2 - Green (Easy)
Grade 3 - Blue (Intermediate)
Grade 4 - Dark Blue (Advanced)
Grade 5 - Black (Expert)
Grade 6 - Double Black (Extreme)
Grade 7 - Pro Line (Extremely Dangerous)
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JScooter604 (Oct 1, 2020 at 11:30)
Trail Power Line
Flowy, fast and fun. Couple optional jumps make it great. Better option than incline
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krisrawl00 (Sep 22, 2020 at 16:02)
Trail Penny Lane
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pinker001 (Aug 26, 2020 at 10:31)
Challenging and enjoyable. The trail is pretty steep in some sections with tight switchbacks at steep grade with some rocks to traverse coming through the switchbacks. Physically and technically challenging. I find myself clipping rocks with my pedals and have yet to ride the whole thing without putting a foot down, but I’ll keep trying.
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Coasterby (Jul 18, 2020 at 13:35)
Tons of fun, smooth and windy with nice decent.
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Dukechillington (Jun 29, 2020 at 22:48)
Awesome trail! Less busy then other areas and super fun on an e-bike with it’s XC flow. Rode on a wet day after almost dying on Dales (no, seriously!) thinking Forever After would be more of the same but was pleasantly surprised!
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bboyshredder (Mar 20, 2020 at 8:20)
Trail Pingu
Awesome trail jumps are very well made but the last jump is pretty sketchy and if you case your bike you will get a flat so bring a spare tire.
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lvshore103 (Mar 7, 2020 at 22:05)
Trail Pingu
Thanks for clarifying Joe, and for the good work on the trail. The drop is certainly more solid now and will last a while! Only problem is, I think, that it's done so well that it blends in and one (or i at least) can't tell that something has changed until one's right upon it (or below itWink . So I put the comment for anyone else who follows their old lines, like me and might get surprised. And yes, there is a good ride-around, as well as a line to roll it.
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lvshore103 (Feb 29, 2020 at 19:36)
Trail Pingu
Danger: 3rd drop from the top had been modified and is now higher. I've ridden this trail 100s of times and never had a problem rollong over all drops. Now it seems that there's been some work on the 3rd one from the top and, if taken in the middle, it's become a mandatory jump. There is no warning, and the modification is not obvious from above. There is still an OK roll line on the side, but you have to know it. If you're not OK jumping it, it's best to approach with caution!
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joewoywitka NSMBA (Mar 7, 2020 at 19:33)
Trail Pingu
That line had been a mandatory drop for the majority of the trails history. The old log that supported the trail had rotted away (making it roll-able) and the trail was ready to collapse: m.pinkbike.com/photo/18368337

I cribbed in the drop with a new piece of cedar to retain the trail and bring it back to its former state. You can see what it used to look like in older photos: ep1.pinkbike.org/p6pb8209236/p6pb8209236.jpg

I may make it roll-able in the future, but the trail is a black and all the drops have ride-arounds.
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mtbmudhoney NSMBA (Mar 7, 2020 at 21:02)
Trail Pingu
Great job Joe! Thanks for restoring the original challenge. It is still rollable if you don’t mind steep rolls
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Twotterguy SHORE CORPS (Dec 15, 2019 at 10:08)
Trail RT Connector
Got it, thanks to the folks that helped get it off the trail!
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0ut5ide (Nov 24, 2019 at 17:00)
Nice conditions today. Good grip on the rocks. Just a few puddles.
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gregmowat (Nov 23, 2019 at 14:51)
Trail John Deer
Not wet weather friendly, maybe in the past but not now. Just finished great run in light rain..
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jjanetka (Aug 30, 2019 at 20:21)
Great trail. Nice ride from 2nd switchback parking lot from Corkscrew to Mushroom to Dales to Forever. Yes, probably deserves the black - a few spots are a little tricky if you are going slower (I'm sure the faster just float over this rough stuff). Not a flashy trail but still a good ride.
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bboyshredder (Aug 28, 2019 at 17:56)
Trail Corkscrew
this trail is awesome its got a mix of tech , skinnys ,flow. and after don't ride the incline exit , ride the power line trail its a downhill pump track.
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bboyshredder (Aug 28, 2019 at 17:50)
I love this trail . if you hate climbing stick to the old buck because its way shorter. but its awesome and smooth but penny lane isn't witch is before good sir Martin. not good for bigginer climbers .
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jjanetka (Jul 18, 2019 at 2:03)
Trail John Deer
Everyone I take down this likes it alot.
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jjanetka (Jul 18, 2019 at 1:54)
Trail Power Line
Short but fun smooth rolly connector. Take this instead of bottom of Incline.
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ataraxie (Jun 9, 2019 at 22:30)
Forever After is my favorite trail on Seymour! I like how it's mostly downhill with a few XC sections in between. It makes it seem a loong ride! I think it deserves the black rating. It's harder than other black ones like Corkskrew in my opinion.
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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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MKBERGEY1 (Mar 30, 2019 at 17:27)
Ride well and Sheeeessssss nice!! ????????
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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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jalee (Mar 13, 2019 at 23:21)
Such a good trail. Has the most diversity of the trails I routinely ride on the shore. Mixed technical XC and all mountain. It’s a blast through beautiful forest. I would say a must ride after Dale’s, in addition to Pangor my other favourite on Seymour
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crashelman (Sep 14, 2018 at 11:29)
Nice technical climbing alternative
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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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rskibobirney (Jul 15, 2018 at 18:57)
Ridiculously good fun, well-maintained trail. Starting with a couple of banked turns, you’re thrown into fast rolling trail with a couple of small drops. Suitable for newbies (like me) and I’m sure would still be fun for experienced riders.
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chopsuey15 (Jun 19, 2018 at 12:16)
Trail Power Line
Black beauty
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Shokunin (Sep 11, 2017 at 20:06)
I'm new to the shore, but this trail was so hard for a blue. Even compared to some other blues in the area.
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paulbc (Sep 11, 2017 at 20:26)
You're not the only one who thinks that. Last summer, there was a piece of tape on the entrance sign, right under the word "Harder", that said "...than any other blue trail". Call it navy blue.
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Shokunin (Sep 13, 2017 at 20:07)
Good to know I'm not the only one Smile The trail looks a lot more mellow in that video from 2014 too.
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WilliamCornock (Mar 4, 2018 at 14:33)
Was just up there yesterday and it had a black diamond on the sign. They must have changed it quite recently.
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y7kim (Jul 18, 2016 at 17:38)
Trail Pingu
Is the ladder over the step down going to be permanent now? I hope not...
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leelau (May 4, 2016 at 21:16)
Trail John Deer
Originally built by Bryce Borlick in 2011 www.pinkbike.com/video/434491

Ridden respectfully and mainly in the dry for 4 glorious years. Shut down in 2014-5. Re-opened and given new life by Martin & Penny.
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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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meloroast (Oct 15, 2015 at 13:44)
this trail rides like a dream. absolutely love it! great work!!
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CRich78 (Aug 10, 2015 at 16:03)
Phenomenal climbing trail. Thanks for all the beautiful work Martin and Penny. Rode GSM for the first time today and enjoyed every inch of it. It's so great to be able to loop back to Baden without having to head over to Old Buck or Hyannis. Awesome. I'll definitely be heading up to ride some Seymour loops more often. Thanks again!
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bikejunky (Jul 23, 2015 at 10:10)
Stung. Twice. Ouch. Great trail nonetheless.
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DMal SHORE CORPS (Jul 13, 2015 at 10:20)
Great climbing trail. It climbs through a beautiful part of the forest, and the grade is nice and moderate.
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moballa (Jul 12, 2015 at 21:01)
My son and I rode Good Sir this morning which allowed us to do a couple of laps up there which doesn't happen often for us. The trail meanders beautifully through pristine forest and feels like it's been there forever - a testament to the fantastic engineering and careful planning that went into this right down to the precise fern transplanting! "Isn't this awesome!" was echoed by many of the other excited riders we encountered along the trail today. Congratulations Martin and Penny and to all the other volunteers! Good Sir Martin will be one of the most enjoyed trails on the north shore.
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frenchfriedfun (Jul 10, 2015 at 15:34)
the Christmas corner is sick ! and the bunch after that too..
sick trail
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trevmillion (Aug 29, 2014 at 17:35)
very fun XC trail. Minimal roots, some small drops and a lot of rolling terrain. Well maintained
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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
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  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
  • Ridelogs
    5
More Stats for BCBikeRace2018 - Day 6 (North Vancouver) mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    394 ft
  • Altitude start
    427 ft
  • Altitude end
    420 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade max
    -68.3%
  • Grade min
    101.7%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
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    2,484 ft
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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