945 ft
11 ft
-275 ft
Avg time
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Digger Details

  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #12595 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #470 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    District of North Vancouver

Technical trail containing many steep natural and man-made TTFs. The TTFs are very skinny and challenging. Not a beginner trail.

Digger is a steep, old school, techy, VERY slow and precise trail. If you want fast flow with jumps and drops, this totally is not the trail for you. If you like precise, start and stop, slow trials-like technical, hit it! Avoid taking new riders and those without a good rear wheel sense down it.

Access Info

Accessed off Baden Powell, exciting at Braemar road close to the powerlines.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Digger bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -264 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,240 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,504 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,504 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,240 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    54 ft
  • Distance down
    891 ft
  • Avg time
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on Oct 27, 2018
Avg: 4.4 (16 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Camping Camping
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      Digger Trail Reports

      Oct 27, 2018 @ 4:06pm
      Oct 27, 2018
      If you are looking for the old school gnar on this trail, it'# no longer there. Most of the wooden TTFs have been removed. Single black rating at...
      Oct 21, 2018 @ 5:09pm
      Oct 21, 2018
      Dry and clear. Some of the wood work is a bit busted up though but still manageable in the grand scheme given how technical this trail is. Some...
      Oct 18, 2018 @ 5:25pm
      Oct 18, 2018
      Running well.
      Oct 8, 2018 @ 7:27pm
      Oct 8, 2018
      reporter Fun stuff
      Sep 18, 2018 @ 1:35pm
      Sep 18, 2018
      reporter lower part is all good
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 4 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 36 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      • 129 rides


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      82 |
      May 7, 2018 @ 10:36am
      May 7, 2018
      Digger, North Vancouver
      594 |
      Aug 21, 2015 @ 10:31pm
      Aug 21, 2015
      Digger, Vancouver
      1,915 |
      Jun 14, 2013 @ 3:08pm
      Jun 14, 2013
      Digger, North Vancouver
      1,338 |
      Jun 14, 2013 @ 3:07pm
      Jun 14, 2013
      | 1 comments Digger, North Vancouver

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      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag daslade (May 12, 2018 at 18:36)
       Had a hard time figuring out where the trail was on descent, very slow techy trail, almost seems decommissioned
      • + 0
      flag leelau Plus (Jun 21, 2018 at 17:24)
       What an absolute shite trail. Chunder from water damage doesn't even begin to describe it. It's been a long time since I rode it and I wish it had been longer
      • - 1
      flag blackfly (Jul 2, 2018 at 16:46)
       Chunder to you is old school tech gnar to me. Went down it today on a new bike, and it was too much for the bike I had but I have gone down this trail for years and love the roughness of it. There is sad lack of it on Fromme anymore; and I agree you might not like the NSMBA and try to throw them under the bus any chance you get but if you are going to at least pick the trails they have really screwed up, or, allowed to die due to a mandate of low risk riding and minimal litigiousness by the DNV. Hence Seventh, Expresso, Crinkum et al... Personally if you can't ride it, don't do it. No harm there.
      • + 2
      flag leelau Plus (Jul 4, 2018 at 14:45)
       Pete you and I are going to have to (respectfully) agree to disagree with respect to this trail.

      You are definitely the asymptote in the bell curve.

      And I don't despise the NSMBA for what they did to trails. My lack of trust is due to their encouragement of harassment, misogyny and hypocrisy
      • + 2
      flag Gphilly88 (Jan 1, 2019 at 17:11)
       Can't agree more! If risk is an issue, don't ride trails like this (the ones that may exist still that is!). Given that many riders can't even get onto the skinny features, there is probably less risk on a trail like Digger compared to newer flow trails - I mean, I can go flat out on Lower Espresso, and if I stay off the brakes, some fun, stupid speed can be had. At top speed I almost flew off the trail one day. Whereas on a technical trail like Digger, you were required to go at a slow, calculated speed,...with extra focus. If anything I am more careful and less likely to bail on a trail like the old Digger, bc I know my skill level and the focus required. Missing the old school trails.... www.pinkbike.com/video/337553
      • + 2
      flag blackfly (Jul 22, 2018 at 15:45)
       I went down the bottom half of this trail today and saw the "new work". Typical bermed, flow low litigious mandate...exactly what Digger is not. And you know where this is going: the new line will be established and the old school line, instead of being preserved as an option, will be decommissioned. Again, another piece of old school tech gone. And it is coming; they have already covered over some of the lowest parts. Whats worse, if you go to Pink Starfish (pushed up it to see) they felled live trees to block the lines. I thought falling live trees was completely verboten. Apparently not. And if you really look at it, I bet Lower Digger and Boundary will be the next to go since they don't follow a mandate of low risk trails. I admit I prefer my trails a bit more techy/rocky/tough but to slowly eliminate them and/or dumb them down is not only systemic but wrong on so many levels.

      And really, this is all a NSMBA issue since they decide what gets work and what type of work. And on this, I don't agree at all. Each has their reasons I guess. But regardless, Digger's demise is coming and again, once gone, there is no getting it back. I just don't agree with why but I understand it even it has no basis on fact.
      • + 0
      flag robgibb (Oct 25, 2018 at 21:17)
       the trail description on this trail could not be further from the truth...there are zero man made ttf's left on this trail. I am not judging whether there should be or not but the description is wrong.

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