4,272 ft
Distance
7 ft
Climb
-658 ft
Descent
00:21:12
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of CBC Trail
  • past supporters

  • Stuart Kerr
    2012
    Sponsor

CBC Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Seymour
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Log Ride, Roller Coaster, Skinny, Other
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #617 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 35 in Trail Running
    • 30 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Metro Vancouver

Approach this trail with caution.

There has been no maintenance on this trail in several years-the only work this trail has seen is by Metro Vancouver to remove expired structures. Much of the trail bed is severely eroded, suffers from significant drainage issues (some sections are a creek bed in the wet) and much of the aged armouring is blown out and strewn throughout the trail. Much of the trail is in a severe state of neglect and is a former shadow of the the crown jewel it once was. However, it can still be ridden although a DH bike would be the recommended.

This trail still sees winter closures which has little of the original intention to protect the trail from impact.

Access Info

Park at P1 in BC Parks, ride down the road to the trail access at the radio tower roads. The trail starts at the corner of the two radio tower gravel roads.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for CBC mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -651 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,078 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,740 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,729 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,078 ft
  • Grade
    -15.244%
  • Grade max
    -36.526%
  • Grade min
    11.614%
  • Distance climb
    93 ft
  • Distance down
    4,124 ft
  • Distance flat
    55 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:12
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:23
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Status:
on Nov 21, 2020
Snow Covered
Avg: 3.65 (84 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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  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • > 6 months
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  • Both Directions
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
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  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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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      CBC Trail Reports

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      Nov 21, 2020 @ 8:13am
      Nov 21, 2020
      Snow at the top. Basically a River. I used to hike this trail once a month when it was closed to do drainage. Now it’s the drainage.
      Nov 11, 2020 @ 11:15am
      Nov 11, 2020
      snow on the trail
      Nov 8, 2020 @ 9:06am
      Nov 8, 2020
      reporter Rode CBC recently. Metro Vancouver signs warning of trail changes ahead, then fifty meters of dry benchcut trail, then back to rocky jank with...
      Nov 6, 2020 @ 8:14pm
      Nov 6, 2020
      Sorry there is no snow or ice. Just very wet in several sections
      Nov 6, 2020 @ 8:09pm
      Nov 6, 2020
      First time on this trail. Overall quite pleased with the quality of this trail. However, there are many sections that are rutted out or armoured...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 420 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,486 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 18, 2015 @ 10:07pm
      Nov 18, 2015

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      12 Reviews & Comments

      • + 3
      flag magnetmedia (Mar 31, 2015 at 11:59)
       Any chance of seeing an early opening of CBC due to the mild winter? *wishful thinking*
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag DeVinci3383 (Apr 17, 2015 at 10:56)
       Open now - lots of riders on the trail last night. In good shape for this time of year, although I had not been on it in 2 years so my take may be a bit off...
      [Reply]
      • + 14
      flag T-ROB (Jul 20, 2016 at 22:24)
       Prime example of a classic northshore trail being destroyed by passive decommissioning. The trail isn't being closed outright but since no one is allowed to work on it the features are rotting away one at a time and erosion will soon make this unrideable.

      This is being done by metro vancouver and they are doing it this way because they know there will be outcry if they close it outright so instead they just don't let anyone work on it. Same plan as Ned's
      [Reply]
      • + 7
      flag blackfly (Jul 22, 2018 at 16:40)
       This trail is absolutely embarrassing; look at all the work that originally went into it simply to allow it to die because of "risk management". Makes me wonder if the same mentality will go into "prime crash intersections" and they get decommissioned too. So sad to see this once gem turn into what it has...simply due to liability concerns. Neds is just as bad...they went so far as to cut out simple jumps only 2 feet high....

      Tax dollars at work indeed.
      [Reply]
      • + 5
      flag nbilal (Jul 15, 2018 at 21:54)
       Amazing trail but needs some love! Too bad is not being maintained..
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag supercoolchar (Nov 24, 2019 at 18:06)
       Such a fun rip!
      I love all that janky jank. ????
      This trail gets a bad rep but I love how the tech flows.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag bboyshredder (Mar 20, 2020 at 8:27)
       Awesome trail very cool wood work some sections need some work but other then that its a very gnarly and fun trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag northshorenewb (Aug 24, 2020 at 14:59)
       Took a chance on this trail over the weekend. What a disappointment. You can tell the trail used to be amazing. Trail is heavily eroded and you can tell no work has been put in in years. Waste of time if you ask me. Many other better trails on the mountain to explore
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag TekNullIOG (Sep 18, 2020 at 12:03)
       It’s been reworked a lot in August 2020. Really fun. I never rode it previously but none of the comments from above seemed to apply anymore. Looked well maintained and was a blast to ride on my Enduro. Also the most gorgeous trail on Seymour.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Dwarfmarine (Oct 26, 2020 at 11:01)
       Early snowfall has left the majority of CBC with a building of ice.
      Woodwork is especially icy (1-1.5” layer of solid ice)

      Higher rock/root sections very slick with ice also.

      Loam/mud sections remain rideable.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag volvoluvin (Nov 7, 2020 at 13:40)
       I haven’t ridden CBC in close to 15 years. I was worried based on the comments that it would be unrideable. While not in its once pristine condition, it was completely rideable. Some recent work has clearly been done, but beware that it’sa but more narley than it once was. But I would 100% ride it again tomorrow.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag octet (Nov 22, 2020 at 20:32)
       Bit of snow on the top, wet everywhere.
      [Reply]

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