1,188 ft
Distance
-170 ft
Descent
00:01:11
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Empress Bypass Trail
  • Arc'teryx
    Arc'teryx

    since 2020
    Sponsor
  • Patrick Podolski
    Sponsor

  • Dave Clendenan

    since 2019
    Builder
  • Joe Woywitka
    Builder
  • Damian McKevitt
    Builder
  • past supporters

Empress Bypass Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Mount Seymour
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #82 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    BC Parks

Recently rebuilt as part of the Seymour Adaptive MTB Loop, this trail connects the Bridle Path to Old Buck. It is now for descending wheeled traffic only, bikes please climb via Old Buck. For foot traffic the NSMBA has opened a new dedicated footpath slightly east of Empress Bypass.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Empress Bypass mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -170 ft
  • Altitude min
    483 ft
  • Altitude max
    653 ft
  • Altitude start
    653 ft
  • Altitude end
    482 ft
  • Grade
    -14.3%
  • Grade max
    -29.7%
  • Grade min
    -6.5%
  • Distance down
    1,188 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:11
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:20
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Status:
on Jun 22, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3.75 (69 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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      Empress Bypass Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 325 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 7,529 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 23,837 rides
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      Photos

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      46 |
      Mar 16, 2021 @ 9:51am
      Mar 16, 2021
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      Mar 16, 2021 @ 9:51am
      Mar 16, 2021
      289 |
      Jan 26, 2016 @ 12:08pm
      Jan 26, 2016
      267 |
      Jun 14, 2014 @ 12:52am
      Jun 14, 2014

      Trail Lists

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      Trail Events

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • - 1
      JacksonThack (Sep 9, 2018 at 12:24)
       This is very challenging for a blue trail. It’s steep in sections and full of rock berms and rock gardens. Lots of fun for an intermediate rider!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      jasonwd (Mar 20, 2019 at 6:43)
       Totally changed to the smoothest bile park style flow berms on the shore. A refreshing wizz down from all the gnar and chunk further up the mountain. Well done trail fairies.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      mrj27 (Apr 19, 2019 at 0:46)
       Yo this is bike park quality flow now it's awesome! Good job builders!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      goatslurpee (Apr 19, 2019 at 14:16)
       Sooooo sick! Thank you!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Coasterby (Jul 18, 2020 at 13:35)
       Tons of fun, smooth and windy with nice decent.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      northshoresteve (Jun 8, 2021 at 19:01)
       Awesome little trail. It’s similar to Half Nelson in Squamish, but only one fifth the length. We need more of these on the Shore!
      [Reply]

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      Videos

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      North Shore Mountain Biking - Empress Bypass -...
      1:49 | 56 | May 31, 2021 , North Vancouver
      Empress Bypass Trail - North Vancouver - Canada
      1:30 | 36 | May 10, 2021 , North Vancouver
      Mount Seymour: Empress Bypass
      1:27 | 179 | Feb 28, 2021 , North Vancouver
      Pro :)
      0:08 | 269 | Sep 4, 2019 , North Vancouver
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