2,415 ft
Distance
-347 ft
Descent
00:04:07
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Bobsled Trail

Bobsled Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (33 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, Adaptive MTB
  • 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 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
    00:04:07
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:43
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Status:
on Dec 3, 2021
Variable
Avg: 4.45 (255 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
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      Bobsled Trail Reports

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      Dec 3, 2021 @ 10:19am
      3 days
      Nov 21, 2021 @ 1:47pm
      Nov 21, 2021
      Trail is in really good shape! Berms are still nice and smooth
      Nov 13, 2021 @ 8:26am
      Nov 13, 2021
      Nov 7, 2021 @ 11:03am
      Nov 7, 2021
      Running great in the wet!
      Oct 31, 2021 @ 2:50pm
      Oct 31, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 72 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 4,160 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 21,611 rides
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      Photos

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      Mar 23, 2021 @ 11:37am
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      Mar 1, 2021 @ 6:50pm
      Mar 1, 2021
      686 |
      Nov 5, 2017 @ 7:32pm
      Nov 5, 2017
      1,895 |
      Nov 14, 2015 @ 8:16pm
      Nov 14, 2015

      Routes with this trail

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      Bobsled, Griffen Trail
      3 miles

      Trail Events

      21 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      JTJ10 (Aug 10, 2014 at 12:52)
       This is one of my favorite trails on fromme. mostly flow really fun!
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      adriannorthshore (Nov 9, 2014 at 17:44)
       best flow trail on fromme, makes it an awesome warm-up lap
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      super8 (Dec 16, 2017 at 12:36)
       Incredible shape.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      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]
      • + 1
      KarinB (Mar 31, 2018 at 17:28)
       Great beginners trail, just enough challenges
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      DylanZ91 (Jul 3, 2018 at 21:03)
       A great flow trail for everyone!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      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
      PembyKonaRider (Mar 16, 2019 at 15:11)
       Not ready, still a lot of snow and ice. Hike a bike up the road.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Rachel11 (Apr 21, 2019 at 15:24)
       Fantastic trail! ????????
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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
      Sunnylarson (Jul 30, 2019 at 6:58)
       Fun trail. Good for newbies.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Sunnylarson (Jul 30, 2019 at 6:59)
       Fun trail. Good one to start the kids out on a flow trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      GreenJelly (Oct 6, 2019 at 19:14)
       This is a fun trail. Nicely maintained and a great warm up ride.
      [Reply]
      • + 9
      brenthillier 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
      nohypebikes (Feb 11, 2020 at 10:50)
       Trail wet but clear
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      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
      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]
      • + 2
      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]
      • + 1
      Nickapm (Mar 15, 2021 at 16:52)
       Amazing with the new wood and landing on the double wood drop option!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Caedmonkovacs (Jul 4, 2021 at 22:56)
       Amazing trail. Great for all skill levels. A must-try when you go to North Van. Really flowy with a lot of jumps.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Mcyeetus (Sep 26, 2021 at 12:04)
       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.
      [Reply]

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