945 ft
Distance
11 ft
Climb
-275 ft
Descent
00:05:35
Avg time
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Digger Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #12595 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #470 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 55 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
    -27.901%
  • Grade max
    -39.757%
  • Grade min
    -9.658%
  • Distance climb
    54 ft
  • Distance down
    891 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:35
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Status:
on Aug 31, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.45 (19 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • One Direction
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  • 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
  • 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
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      Directions to digger trailhead (49.350900, -123.058800)
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      Digger Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 31, 2019 @ 8:51am
      Aug 31, 2019
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 11:00pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      Cleared the stump debris from the notch. This appeared to have been done on purpose to fill in the roots, and a braid had also been opened around...
      Aug 27, 2019 @ 4:37pm
      Aug 27, 2019
      the narrow notch line between tree and stump, right near the top of upper Digger after the rock, has been compromised by debris -- stump seems to...
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 6:00pm
      Jul 25, 2019
      reporter
      Jun 18, 2019 @ 6:59pm
      Jun 18, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 3 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 223 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 129 rides
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      Photos

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      141 |
      May 7, 2018 @ 10:36am
      May 7, 2018
      654 |
      Aug 21, 2015 @ 10:31pm
      Aug 21, 2015
      2,058 |
      Jun 14, 2013 @ 3:08pm
      Jun 14, 2013
      1,481 |
      Jun 14, 2013 @ 3:07pm
      Jun 14, 2013
      | 1 comments

      Trail Lists

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      9 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
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      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
      [Reply]
      • - 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      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
      [Reply]
      • + 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
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      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.
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag ninesix (May 18, 2019 at 10:26)
       Im all for maintenance.. but... turning a listed "double black" into a blue. The North Shore is loosing its roots, literally.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag icullis (Oct 10, 2019 at 13:02)
       Flagging is up for a refresh of digger...the flow is coming. Whether we like it or not.
      [Reply]

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