3,134 ft
Distance
2 ft
Climb
-533 ft
Descent
00:09:12
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 (5 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #6 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #468 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 90 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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -532 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,008 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,540 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,540 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,008 ft
  • Grade
    -16.972%
  • Grade max
    -33.509%
  • Grade min
    2.859%
  • Distance climb
    53 ft
  • Distance down
    3,081 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:12
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Status:
on Dec 9, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4.35 (123 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      7th Secret Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Dec 9, 2019 @ 3:57pm
      Dec 9, 2019
      Good condition, even the muddy spots aren't too bad
      Dec 7, 2019 @ 1:32pm
      Dec 7, 2019
      Clear from the top, no ice or snow.
      Dec 1, 2019 @ 3:47pm
      Dec 1, 2019
      Icy and dangerous from the entrance to about the 1st log ride. Watch out, especially if you're riding at night.
      Dec 1, 2019 @ 2:55pm
      Dec 1, 2019
      Pretty icy in a lot of spots, still rideable if you're careful
      Nov 26, 2019 @ 1:53pm
      Nov 26, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 66 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 3,308 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 9,722 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 10, 2019 @ 9:02pm
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      Jul 26, 2017 @ 5:38pm
      Jul 26, 2017
      993 |
      Jul 4, 2015 @ 9:35am
      Jul 4, 2015

      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

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      Kickin It Old School
      6 miles
      Classic Adv-Intermediate Loop
      7 miles
      Mt. Fromme Sampler
      7 miles
      7th Secret, Leppard, Crinkum Crankum, Griffen
      8 miles

      9 Reviews & Comments

      • + 3
      flag kupper4470 (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
      flag 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag 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
      flag MKBERGEY1 (Jun 28, 2018 at 14:01)
       7th is running so sweet ! ????????
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag georgeshumway (Jun 30, 2018 at 20:00)
       Anyone know how this trail compares in terms of difficulty with expresso?
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag nwareing (Jan 26, 2019 at 18:08)
       Expresso is easier
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag bboyshredder (Jul 16, 2019 at 8:57)
       Awesome rocky trail . worth the climb , but some berms are beat up.
      [Reply]
      • - 2
      flag nowhat (Jul 21, 2019 at 8:01)
       I like espresso more than this.
      [Reply]

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