5.0 miles
Distance
1,021 ft
Climb
-1,156 ft
Descent
1,646 ft
High Point

Day 1 of Bike Camp with Endless biking.

Detailed Description
Bike Camp Day1 is a 5 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near North Vancouver British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a easy overall physical rating. This route includes 16 trails. This route climbs 1,021 ft with a max elevation of 1,646 ft then descends -1,156 ft.
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64 Reviews & Comments

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marclangasque (Oct 15, 2022 at 3:24)
Trail Kirkford
Good trace! Not too difficult and really fun!
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Hankgrillz (Sep 29, 2022 at 23:33)
Trail Bobsled
dunno how this is the no 1 trail in the world. it was good but not that good. also mor green than blue
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drdbnd (Aug 15, 2022 at 8:34)
Trail Kirkford
Resent gold dirt work has really improved the trail. Running best it’s been in years. Thanks to Sarah, Markus, and Thomas for their hard work.
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provin1327 (Jul 26, 2022 at 14:28)
Rode this west to east after exiting Expresso and holy crap this trail has some technical and challenging sections! Although there are some traversing sections on this trail that are blue in difficulty overall it's a black, a pretty difficult black at that. It's fun and challenging but if you are an intermediate rider this trail will eat you alive and you'll probably be walking a chunk of it.
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razzlebazzil SHORE CORPS (Jul 27, 2022 at 14:37)
You got it, it's the blackest blue trail on the shore! All I can say is you should have seen it 6 years ago. A few thousand hours over the last six years have gone into fixing up this section of trail. We haven't eliminated the gnar but there are some relatively smooth lines (albeit about 4" wide) through the rougher sections. This trail definitely helps folks progress!
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Fanysam (Jul 9, 2022 at 21:43)
Trail Bobsled
On a adoré!!!!!!
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NikkiA (Jul 9, 2022 at 13:44)
Trail Kirkford
Thanks to the crew for all of the fresh trail work. It's running great!
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maggiedurkin (Jun 20, 2022 at 22:03)
A bit of a surprise, a fun surprise, but after a pretty mellow traverse from expresso the trail changes it’s vibe quite drastically! Be prepared to ride through like 10 rock gardens. Very well put together rock gardens, but somewhat twisty rock gardens nonetheless. Helps to know what to expect! That being said still a great way to get back to the parking lot.
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Superepicguy264 (May 3, 2022 at 14:33)
Trail Kirkford
This trail had some REALLy tight berms that felt like they were dug into the ground
the dirt walls go up near your shoulders at some parts
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SpecSRAM (Nov 8, 2021 at 10:42)
Ridden many times...decided to finally post a comment lol. I really only use BP to ride back out to the Upper Parking Lot and the final descent once you get past Big Stupid is no joke. You can create and carry some ridiculously fun speed down here. Be careful though, as hikers regularly use BP, both ways. You CAN get down the final descent in about 1:30, but your hands will not like it.
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corerider (Oct 11, 2021 at 18:18)
Trail Kirkford
How this is still rated a black diamond is beyond me. The endless switchbacks are a waste of good vertical that the old trail had in spades.
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Mcyeetus (Sep 26, 2021 at 12:09)
Trail Kirkford
Tight switchbacks. Good trail to learn bike control on and is a pretty chill trail excluding the log ride.
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Mcyeetus (Sep 26, 2021 at 12:04)
Trail Bobsled
Probably the best flow trail on fromme (can't decide between expresso or this). Such fun for intermediate/advanced riders to see how fast they can go and super fun for beginners getting into mountain biking, with low consequence features and virtually no tech.
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Caedmonkovacs (Jul 4, 2021 at 22:56)
Trail Bobsled
Amazing trail. Great for all skill levels. A must-try when you go to North Van. Really flowy with a lot of jumps.
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mario9000 (Jun 14, 2021 at 13:12)
Found a piece if wood with a 3" nail sticking up out of it on a bridge going eastward just before pipeline exit. Seemed to be placed there purposely. It has been disposed of now. I will upload an image.
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razzlebazzil SHORE CORPS (Jun 15, 2021 at 10:45)
Thank you for taking care of that. I'll swing through and take a good look.
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Wesmacaulay FVMBA - ADMIN (Jun 5, 2021 at 21:09)
A decent but challenging traverse trail back from Espresso. Some of the steeps could be made a bit more ridable. The large rock gardens will be dangerous for many riders if it's wet. Only worth riding west to east.
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liamdubs (Jun 4, 2021 at 23:02)
Trail Kirkford
I rode this trail a lot before I saw the optional line just before the log ride. I recommend you keep your eye out for it!
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Chenzone (Apr 8, 2021 at 17:02)
Trail Kirkford
The start of the trail is a lot of fun why so many switchbacks? That's just a waste of terrain.
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Nickapm (Mar 15, 2021 at 16:52)
Trail Bobsled
Amazing with the new wood and landing on the double wood drop option!
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quithollerin (Jan 21, 2021 at 10:16)
Yup. I can honestly say that I'm over Baden. It's now just another fee to pay if you want to ride Expresso. Shaves some life off of your bike everytime you ride it.
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98teg (Jan 4, 2021 at 22:27)
This was harder than floppy bunny and expresso
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ranchitup (Nov 23, 2020 at 21:53)
There are several sections on this trail that will f*ck a beginner up, especially in the wet. With that being said there are a few pretty fun sections on this trail and overall not terrible for a traverse.
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darcraver (Nov 14, 2020 at 19:39)
The trail totally rocks! Should have seen it 10-15 years ago Smile Great progression trail after the warmup on Expresso. Unbelievable amount of work done on this trail the last few years to make it more blue like, but it keeps fighting back Smile
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liamdubs (Aug 25, 2020 at 16:19)
Like everyone says, not a blue. This is some sort of a prank.
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Senduuuuur (Jun 5, 2020 at 16:44)
Trail Bobsled
Great trail!!! Running super well with just a few braking bumps on a couple berms. Great trail for an intermediate rider and above. Not so much for beginners as it has a few features (wall ride, drop). Best flow trail on the shore!
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SeventhSecret (Apr 28, 2020 at 20:48)
Agree with the comments here -- this is by far the blackest blue trail anywhere on the North Shore. It tends to get pretty beaten up as well, and can get super-gnarly. There are several corners on the downhill section going East towards Mtn Highway (from Espresso / Pipeline, etc.), that are essentially steep rock gardens, and pretty slippery especially when they're wet. Not to mention the beginning of the downhill section... the mandatory steep ladder onto steep rock garden, with a slight left turn at the bottom, would be pretty intimidating, even for a black trail.
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SpecSRAM (Nov 8, 2021 at 11:18)
Its a super fun thrill ride! Big Grin
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JTJ10 (Apr 24, 2020 at 20:07)
Great blue tech trail, if you have done trails like bobsled and your wondering what some rocks and roots feel like I would recommend this trail as its kinda XC and not too steep but still lots of fun. Just be weary of going to middle griffen as it isnt in that good of condition now a days and has some very tight corners and even a non-roll drop(which you dont usually see on blue trails but is clearly indicated by the huge amount of scrape marks from people's gears and pedals). I would recommend taking a right and going down king of the shore if you are a more beginner rider.
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JTJ10 (Apr 24, 2020 at 19:59)
Trail Kirkford
Awesome trail, some steep and techy parts but also alot of really nice flow and LOTS of tight corners. Great front break and cornering practice and honestly cant wait to ride it again!
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JTJ10 (Apr 4, 2020 at 9:56)
Trail Bobsled
Trail in great shape, although its voted green there are some parts that are blue. Great for newer riders just go to the left when you see the sign with arrows (right has two drops, one with and one without a roll down) and if you want a smoother exit take another left when the trail splits as to the right is the original exit which is still great but has a few drops and rocks where as the new exit (left) is super flowy and easy and takes you right to the parking lot.
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curvedwallride (Mar 15, 2020 at 11:59)
Icy half way through.
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krankieYak (Feb 20, 2020 at 14:40)
Trail Bobsled
Some of the new features look great! Trail is riding well. Sadly I lost my Trailforks hat on the trail today.
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nohypebikes (Feb 11, 2020 at 10:50)
Trail Bobsled
Trail wet but clear
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brenthillier NSMBA (Jan 1, 2020 at 6:59)
Trail Bobsled
Not a Green, drives me nuts that people are voting it that. Clearly most riders have never ridden with a pure beginner or young rider on a 16" wheeled bike. It's a Blue Flow trail.
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ridestuff (Nov 11, 2019 at 21:39)
Trail Kirkford
F*cking crazy trail! I’ll be dizzy till I ride it again...
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GreenJelly (Oct 6, 2019 at 19:14)
Trail Bobsled
This is a fun trail. Nicely maintained and a great warm up ride.
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B-Rough (Aug 16, 2019 at 20:46)
Similar to many of the comments above I took this trail as a connector from Expresso. This trail did surprise me as due to the rock paths they have created (I think for hikers) it is actually pretty challenging, definitely harder than Expresso in my view.
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Sunnylarson (Jul 30, 2019 at 6:59)
Trail Bobsled
Fun trail. Good one to start the kids out on a flow trail.
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Sunnylarson (Jul 30, 2019 at 6:58)
Trail Bobsled
Fun trail. Good for newbies.
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bboyshredder (Jul 16, 2019 at 8:48)
Trail Kirkford
This is a good trail to learn to corner on a bike. And its awesome.
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lilnorthshoreshredder (Jun 10, 2019 at 7:18)
Trail Bobsled
Lots of recent work. Might need a bit more in sections. Large drop has been blocked off for some reason and they added dirt on the first bridge (maybe to improve traction?)
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JemSamonte (May 7, 2019 at 21:16)
Rode this trail after trying Expresso the 2nd time. Was very technical for me but was really fun. Walked most of the uphill part and some sketchy descent. You just have to be mindful since a lot of hikers are on this trail as well. Will definitely try again this weekend after pipeline or expresso.
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Rachel11 (Apr 21, 2019 at 15:24)
Trail Bobsled
Fantastic trail! ????????
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andreyapopov (Mar 28, 2019 at 13:44)
This is NOT a blue trail; it should be marked as black diamond. I ride blue trails almost exclusively with couple black ones thrown in, and this one is by far the hardest I've done. There are some "black" trail in Squamish and Seymour that are easier than this one.
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andreyapopov (Mar 28, 2019 at 13:48)
In fact, Expresso - black rated trail - is much easier than this one.
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PembyKonaRider (Mar 16, 2019 at 15:11)
Trail Bobsled
Not ready, still a lot of snow and ice. Hike a bike up the road.
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Edu888 (Jan 27, 2019 at 16:16)
Took the trail to go back to the parking lot after Espresso and I can safely say that this trail is significantly harder. Super steep rocky climbs lead to super steep rocky descents. The descents are really fun though.
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KevinStafford (Oct 17, 2018 at 15:23)
Trail Bobsled
You know how when you go for a breakfast buffet and, if you're like me, you reach for the bacon first? But you only grab maybe 4 or 6 pieces because there's so many other delicious items, like hash browns, eggs, and maybe even some prime rib? So when you clean your plate, and think about seconds, sadly you're just too full.
You know you'll be hungry later, and you'll regret not filling your plate with more of that crispy bacon.
Well bacon to a breakfast buffet is what Bob Sled is to Mt Fromme.
Go for seconds.
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rippingnoles (Aug 31, 2018 at 18:20)
Managed to clear as much of it as I could find. Thank Odin for tubeless tires tho Smile
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rippingnoles (Aug 31, 2018 at 18:19)
Just a heads up all. There’s a significant amount of broken glass spread out on Kirkford beginning approx 20 feet after the initial wood roll-in. I’d like to think it wasn’t intentional but it came in a variety of colours and spread quite neatly.
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JacksonThack (Jul 30, 2018 at 8:56)
This trail is exceptionally technical with massive uphill rock gardens, steep stairs, and not much fun for me as an intermediate rider
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KevinStafford (Jul 19, 2018 at 19:50)
Trail Kirkford
I think I just found my new favorite trail
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DylanZ91 (Jul 3, 2018 at 21:03)
Trail Bobsled
A great flow trail for everyone!
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KevinStafford (Apr 4, 2018 at 6:27)
Yeah, that was the blackest blue I've ever ridden. However, I had a great time rolling those steps and re enforced stone descents back to parking. Great trail in its own right.
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KarinB (Mar 31, 2018 at 17:28)
Trail Bobsled
Great beginners trail, just enough challenges
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konarider112 (Mar 16, 2018 at 20:55)
This is the hardest blue trail I’ve ever ridden. Especially east to west; I had to push my bike.
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timvan (Jan 10, 2018 at 16:24)
Trail Bobsled
I rode it with my kids a few times the other day. Fast and fun trail as always. They definitely enjoyed the new exit (Bobsled Spur) more than the traditional exit (which has a few drops).
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super8 (Dec 16, 2017 at 12:36)
Trail Bobsled
Incredible shape.
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Ledski (Aug 16, 2017 at 19:30)
Much harder than expected and quite challenging to ride east to west. Quite technical.
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adriannorthshore (Nov 9, 2014 at 17:44)
Trail Bobsled
best flow trail on fromme, makes it an awesome warm-up lap
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adove (Oct 27, 2014 at 10:39)
A good amount of work was done on October 26th by the Lynn Valley Bikes/NSMBA TAP volunteers at the bottom intersection with Lower Griffen. Very nice for climbing now!
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JTJ10 (Aug 10, 2014 at 12:52)
Trail Bobsled
This is one of my favorite trails on fromme. mostly flow really fun!
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  • Difficulty rating
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  • Route Type
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  • Direction
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  • Physical rating
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More Stats for Bike Camp Day1 mountain bike route
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  • Altitude min
    903 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,040 ft
  • Altitude end
    902 ft
  • Grade
    -0.5%
  • Grade max
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  • Grade min
    34.4%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,129 ft
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