2,077 ft
Distance
-434 ft
Descent
00:12:56
Avg time
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Bookwus Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (20 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #881 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #15710 in Trail Running
    • #37238 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 30 in Trail Running
    • 35 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Grouse (upper/lower) & DNV (middle) combinatio

Natural old school trail containing steep man-made and natural TTFs with many rooty sections. A bit of uphill pedalling in spots.

Access Info

Accessed off Mountain Hwy. exits on 7th Secret before the log ride exit.

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More Stats for Bookwus mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -434 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,084 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,518 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,518 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,083 ft
  • Grade
    -20.9%
  • Grade max
    -48.1%
  • Grade min
    -3.2%
  • Distance down
    2,077 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:56
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:29
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Status:
on Oct 8, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.55 (47 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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      Bookwus Trail Reports

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      Oct 8, 2021 @ 8:32pm
      Oct 8, 2021
      reporter Somehow great
      Oct 5, 2021 @ 6:12pm
      Oct 5, 2021
      Roots are slick and rocks have grip! A bit harrowing at times on the hardtail but something to work towards. Super janky and tight in spots where...
      Sep 1, 2021 @ 9:36pm
      Sep 1, 2021
      Get on it before it rains. Dirt is fairly good and not dusty. Winter has been hard on the loam sections, but overall still in good shape. Some of...
      Aug 4, 2021 @ 3:14pm
      Aug 4, 2021
      a few dry spots, but the tops is remarkably still dirt-like (as opposed to dust-like), its nice riding
      Aug 3, 2021 @ 11:50am
      Aug 3, 2021
      Dry, but not crazy crazy dry.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 323 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,614 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 15, 2015 @ 2:31pm
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      Jul 15, 2015 @ 2:31pm
      Jul 15, 2015

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      14 Reviews & Comments

      • + 3
      Hbrown15 (Jul 8, 2017 at 12:48)
       Just rode this trail for the first time today. So fun! Combined with leppard, crink, kirkford this could be my favourite lap on Fromme! Decided to watch Wade's video after, that man is on another level. Thanks NSMBA
      [Reply]
      • + 4
      robgibb (Apr 24, 2018 at 21:00)
       This trail should have a double black rating. Fantastic tech
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      andagen (Jun 8, 2018 at 0:39)
       This is a good one! I agree. Should be double black by today’s standards.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      JacquelineDoll (Mar 24, 2019 at 23:03)
       Agree this trail should be double black based on the other ratings on fromme, more technical than upper ladies only which is double black and much more technical than the other blacks here.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      sansarret (Jun 2, 2019 at 20:32)
       I think this trail should be a double black, seriously steep and gnarly
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      ranchitup (Jul 11, 2019 at 19:39)
       Maybe it's just me but it seems some sections of this trail are near impossible to clear in the wet. So many off camber roots that you don't get any grip on. I'd love to be proven wrong though.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      ranchitup (Jul 11, 2019 at 19:40)
       Awesome trail btw. New favourite on Fromme.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      r0bb (Nov 20, 2019 at 10:28)
       My favorite trail on fromme by a mile! Arguably the most technical and difficult trail on the mountain.
      please close the braid around the tight rooty left hand turn. I do not like to see more chicken lines pop up as this increases traffic on a fragile trail. please do not ride this after heavy rainfall!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Dukechillington (Jul 7, 2020 at 20:21)
       Entrance sign is gone, work is being done mid-trail and it needs it. Rode it wet today and it was rough! Nothing dangerous just seems like the Back Tire Grooming society has been ‘taking’ care of it for a while...
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      DMoney0041 (Sep 1, 2020 at 20:13)
       Entrance sign has been added and it is also a double black now
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      ranchitup (Sep 3, 2020 at 20:56)
       Whoever trimmed down that tight rooty left hander near the start deserves a humanitarian award.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      anthonyferrari82 (Sep 18, 2020 at 8:32)
       This trail is gnarly, it reminds me of riding Cypress
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      riklassen (Jun 19, 2021 at 13:22)
       What a trail, kicked my ass but man I was laughing, hooting and hollering all the way down. Fantastic trail, very technical. Something to strive for.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      cannae (Sep 20, 2021 at 16:53)
       Riding Bookwus wet is the NorthShore in its purest form.
      [Reply]

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