2,499 ft
Distance
18 ft
Climb
-677 ft
Descent
00:09:05
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Digger Trail

Digger Details

  • Riding area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
  • 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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -659 ft
  • Altitude min
    845 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,504 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,504 ft
  • Altitude end
    845 ft
  • Grade
    -26.362%
  • Grade max
    -47.184%
  • Grade min
    35.426%
  • Distance climb
    66 ft
  • Distance down
    2,434 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:05
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Status:
on Jul 10, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.4 (16 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to digger trailhead (49.350901, -123.058800)
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Digger Trail Reports

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Jul 10, 2018 @ 7:23pm
Jul 10, 2018
reporter Pretty sweet. Great new work on the bottom!
May 29, 2018 @ 8:25pm
May 29, 2018
Broken wood/ttf structure. There is a sad lack of any fun features. Boundary is a much better alternative. Looks like some work is being done on...
May 17, 2018 @ 9:38pm
May 17, 2018
May 15, 2018 @ 9:06am
May 15, 2018
reporter riding great in the dry
Mar 20, 2018 @ 9:52pm
Mar 20, 2018
reporter All clear, no snow, no blowdown.
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Jun 14, 2013 @ 3:08pm
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Jun 14, 2013 @ 3:07pm
Jun 14, 2013
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5 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
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  • + 2
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
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  • - 3
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.
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  • + 4
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
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  • + 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.
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