2,489 ft
Distance
14 ft
Climb
-388 ft
Descent
00:03:56
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 (15 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, Adaptive MTB
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    year round
  • 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
    -374 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,045 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,419 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,419 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,045 ft
  • Grade
    -15.017%
  • Grade max
    -44.384%
  • Grade min
    6.986%
  • Distance climb
    160 ft
  • Distance down
    2,102 ft
  • Distance flat
    226 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:56
  • Avg reverse time
    01:22:23
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Status:
on Mar 17, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.5 (191 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

LEGEND
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
  • 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
      Mar 17, 2020 @ 8:57pm
      Mar 17, 2020
      Trail running great.
      Mar 12, 2020 @ 1:59pm
      Mar 12, 2020
      reporter
      Mar 11, 2020 @ 2:44pm
      Mar 11, 2020
      reporter
      Mar 2, 2020 @ 11:47am
      Mar 2, 2020
      Some new dirt. Riding great and no snow.
      Feb 17, 2020 @ 1:40pm
      Feb 17, 2020
      Little muddy but pretty darn fun
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 53 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,680 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 10,476 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      13 |
      Mar 27, 2020 @ 11:52am
      Mar 27, 2020
      23 |
      Mar 8, 2020 @ 6:21pm
      Mar 8, 2020
      352 |
      Nov 5, 2017 @ 7:32pm
      Nov 5, 2017
      1,038 |
      Nov 14, 2015 @ 8:16pm
      Nov 14, 2015

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      Trail Events

      16 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]
      • + 2
      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]

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