2,415 ft
Distance
-347 ft
Descent
00:04:00
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Bobsled Trail

Bobsled Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (24 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, Adaptive MTB
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    year round
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Pump Track, Wallride
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

The first sanctioned new school flow trail, was rebuilt by the District of North Vancouver Trail crew in 2010. The proof is in the pudding of its popularity. On a nice day, you literally need to take a number for the flow show: big berms, small doubles and buff, undulating trail will have you climbing back up for another lap. Barely 10 minutes up Mountain Highway, it is easily accessed. It's importance lies not only in its popularity, but it proves new school trails can be built on the Shore.

Entirely pumped and some good carved berms. Has a wood wall ride, that must be ridden cautiously when wet.
Extensive work has been invested in the trail via the NSMBA TAP program including a significant reroute near the bottom to bring the grade in line with the goal of the trail to serve beginners.

Access Info

Accessed before the 2nd switchback, exits above the Baden Powell.

Adaptive Bike Info
aMTB 2 Rating: Obstacles exist. You may or may not be able to ride this solo. Support rider recommended.

Bridges with no railings

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bobsled mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -347 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,070 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,416 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,416 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,070 ft
  • Grade
    -14.4%
  • Grade max
    -36.7%
  • Grade min
    -1.8%
  • Distance down
    2,339 ft
  • Distance flat
    75 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:00
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:23
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Status:
on Nov 23, 2020
Variable
Avg: 4.5 (226 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
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • 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
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Bobsled Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Nov 23, 2020 @ 3:13pm
      Nov 23, 2020
      Today was misty with slight rain but trail still runs great. Still carry lots of speed and draining well
      Nov 22, 2020 @ 2:24pm
      Nov 22, 2020
      reporter Confirmed running well
      Nov 18, 2020 @ 4:56pm
      Nov 18, 2020
      Dug out the drains. Trail is running well considering all the rain.
      Nov 17, 2020 @ 5:49pm
      Nov 17, 2020
      Nov 15, 2020 @ 10:51am
      Nov 15, 2020
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 121 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 4,735 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 21,611 rides
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      Photos

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      29 |
      Nov 2, 2020 @ 7:01pm
      Nov 2, 2020
      47 |
      Sep 25, 2020 @ 11:10pm
      Sep 25, 2020
      494 |
      Nov 5, 2017 @ 7:32pm
      Nov 5, 2017
      1,460 |
      Nov 14, 2015 @ 8:16pm
      Nov 14, 2015

      Trail Events

      18 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag JTJ10 (Aug 10, 2014 at 12:52)
       This is one of my favorite trails on fromme. mostly flow really fun!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag adriannorthshore (Nov 9, 2014 at 17:44)
       best flow trail on fromme, makes it an awesome warm-up lap
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag super8 (Dec 16, 2017 at 12:36)
       Incredible shape.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag timvan (Jan 10, 2018 at 16:24)
       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).
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag KarinB (Mar 31, 2018 at 17:28)
       Great beginners trail, just enough challenges
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag DylanZ91 (Jul 3, 2018 at 21:03)
       A great flow trail for everyone!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag KevinStafford (Oct 17, 2018 at 15:23)
       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.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      flag PembyKonaRider (Mar 16, 2019 at 15:11)
       Not ready, still a lot of snow and ice. Hike a bike up the road.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Rachel11 (Apr 21, 2019 at 15:24)
       Fantastic trail! ????????
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag lilnorthshoreshredder (Jun 10, 2019 at 7:18)
       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?)
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Sunnylarson (Jul 30, 2019 at 6:58)
       Fun trail. Good for newbies.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Sunnylarson (Jul 30, 2019 at 6:59)
       Fun trail. Good one to start the kids out on a flow trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag GreenJelly (Oct 6, 2019 at 19:14)
       This is a fun trail. Nicely maintained and a great warm up ride.
      [Reply]
      • + 5
      flag brenthillier Plus NSMBA (Jan 1, 2020 at 6:59)
       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.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag nohypebikes (Feb 11, 2020 at 10:50)
       Trail wet but clear
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag krankieYak (Feb 20, 2020 at 14:40)
       Some of the new features look great! Trail is riding well. Sadly I lost my Trailforks hat on the trail today.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag JTJ10 (Apr 4, 2020 at 9:56)
       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.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Senduuuuur (Jun 5, 2020 at 16:44)
       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!
      [Reply]

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