2.0 miles
Distance
277 ft
Climb
-527 ft
Descent
00:22:47
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Baden Powell (Fromme Section) Trail

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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (27 votes)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Year round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Ladder Bridge, Rock Garden
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #49652 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #227 in Trail Running
    • #1256 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    District of North Vancouver

The well known Baden Powell trail is named after Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scouting Movement and was built in honor of British Columbia's 100th anniversary as a Canadian province. Much of the trail was built by Boy Scouts and Girl Guides and officially opened in 1971. The building of the trail was led by Dirk Oostindie, North Vancouver's first Parks Manager (1959-1993) and Boy Scout leader.

Over the years sections have been improved to the point where it can be ridden West to East. The trail can be ridden East to West but is more challenging in this direction as there are some hike-a-bike sections for the mere-mortals amongst us.

The trail is used to connect the various trails on Fromme, or as a cross-mountain transport. Mostly a blue trail but there are some black if not double black sections that take a few tries to master and those new to riding should check out before attempting to ride.

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More Stats for Baden Powell (Fromme Section) multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -250 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,129 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,605 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,380 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,129 ft
  • Grade
    -2.4%
  • Grade max
    -45.2%
  • Grade min
    24.5%
  • Distance climb
    4,744 ft
  • Distance down
    4,964 ft
  • Distance flat
    715 ft
  • Avg time
    00:22:47
  • Avg reverse time
    00:34:19
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Status:
on Feb 15, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 2.75 (56 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Baden Powell... Trail Reports

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      Feb 15, 2024 @ 5:11pm
      Feb 15, 2024
      Good condition from Expresso back to Mountain Highway.
      Jan 15, 2024 @ 11:43am
      Jan 15, 2024
      What is normally a somewhat slippery corner in the wet is now a bobsled run. Clears before the rockwork s-curve is finished but the icy part is...
      Dec 11, 2023 @ 4:09pm
      Dec 11, 2023
      reporter
      Replaced last bridge on the descent to Mtn Hwy. One stringer on the old one was broken, new one was built with big timbers and should last the...
      Dec 1, 2023 @ 11:46am
      Dec 1, 2023
      reporter Replaced broken slats on second bridge east of lower Ladies - stringers have some surface rot but lots of solid wood at the core - much better...
      Dec 1, 2023 @ 10:08am
      Dec 1, 2023
      reporter
      Replaced broken slats in bridge just east of lower ladies trailhead. Full rebuild coming soon.
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      • 11 miles avg distance
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      • Last: Feb 10, 2024

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