3,127 ft
Distance
-541 ft
Descent
00:10:04
Avg time
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7th Secret Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (12 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #10 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1428 in Trail Running
    • #2694 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Grouse (upper/lower) & DNV (middle) combinatio

Seventh Secret is one of the north shore classic mountain bike trails. It's an all weather, heavily armoured bike trail flowing from just before the seventh switch-back on mountain hwy back to the sixth switch back between Pipeline and Expresso. The few ladders, bridges, jumps and log rides are easier than you might at first expect, but sometimes come at you by surprise, so you may want to go easy on your first descent. The more difficult stuff mostly has easier work arounds.

This trail is probably one of the most enjoyable mixed rides on the north shore, and a must do for intermediate riders. It connects up with Crinkum Crankum (via Leppard/Kirkford) by heading left at the boardwalk T-intersection, or can be followed on with Pipeline or Expresso by heading right to the road. If heading towards Crinkum, you will probably not want to ride the optional long log ride at the bottom, but continue down the trail instead to the boardwalk.

Access Info

Accessed off Mountain Hwy before the 7th switchback

Local Trail Association
More Stats for 7th Secret mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -541 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,999 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,540 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,540 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,998 ft
  • Grade
    -17.3%
  • Grade max
    -39.6%
  • Grade min
    -6.1%
  • Distance down
    3,127 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:04
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:19
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Status:
on May 23, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.5 (182 votes)
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  • Ideal
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      7th Secret Trail Reports

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      May 23, 2022 @ 7:49pm
      13 hours
      May 20, 2022 @ 9:11am
      May 20, 2022
      reporter All good
      May 18, 2022 @ 3:59pm
      May 18, 2022
      reporter
      Replaced slats on ground bridge
      May 16, 2022 @ 12:41pm
      May 16, 2022
      Running really well considering all the rain! Same few planks others mentioned missing, maybe few rocks here and there but generally such a beauty...
      May 12, 2022 @ 4:17pm
      May 12, 2022
      A couple of armour stones have broken loose in the bottom 1/4 of the trail.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 134 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,206 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 27,557 rides
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      Jul 4, 2015 @ 9:35am
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      Trail Lists

      15 Reviews & Comments

      • + 5
      j-tommy (Mar 22, 2015 at 16:54)
       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.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      Ledski (Aug 16, 2017 at 19:29)
       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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      • + 2
      chris-mcintyre (Sep 24, 2017 at 16:44)
       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!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      MKBERGEY1 (Jun 28, 2018 at 14:01)
       7th is running so sweet ! ????????
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      • + 0
      georgeshumway (Jun 30, 2018 at 20:00)
       Anyone know how this trail compares in terms of difficulty with expresso?
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      • + 5
      nwareing (Jan 26, 2019 at 18:08)
       Expresso is easier
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      crashelman (Sep 14, 2018 at 11:25)
       Awesome trail in wet weather! Epic amount of armour and nothing too sketchy. Great start to Crinkum and Kirkford
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      • + 1
      bboyshredder (Jul 16, 2019 at 8:57)
       Awesome rocky trail . worth the climb , but some berms are beat up.
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      • + 1
      Dannyjean (Aug 3, 2020 at 11:50)
       Absolute stellar trail. Worth that little extra climb FOR SURE
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      • + 2
      Wesmacaulay FVMBA - ADMIN (Jun 5, 2021 at 23:44)
       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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      • + 3
      colchilibeck (Aug 21, 2021 at 11:39)
       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!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Mcyeetus (Sep 25, 2021 at 16:40)
       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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      • + 1
      Jake451mx (Oct 19, 2021 at 12:53)
       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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