1,188 ft
Distance
-165 ft
Descent
00:01:07
Avg time
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Empress Bypass Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Mount Seymour
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (4 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #20 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
  • Land Owner
    BC Parks

Empress Bypass is an all-dirt flow trail suitable for all levels of rider including AMTBs. This trail is the primary endpoint for all rides on the eastern side of Mt Seymour.

Empress Bypass is part of the Seymour Adaptive MTB Loop, this trail connects the Bridle Path to Old Buck. It is for descending wheeled traffic only, bikes please climb via Old Buck. For foot traffic the NSMBA has opened a dedicated footpath slightly to the east: Fern Gully. Please do not walk/run on Empress Bypass.

Adaptive Bike Info
aMTB 1 Rating: No obstacles exist. Wide enough. Can be ridden confidently solo.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Empress Bypass mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -165 ft
  • Altitude min
    487 ft
  • Altitude max
    652 ft
  • Altitude start
    652 ft
  • Altitude end
    486 ft
  • Grade
    -13.9%
  • Grade max
    -33.9%
  • Grade min
    -5.3%
  • Distance down
    1,188 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:07
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:49
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on Jul 4, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 3.9 (93 votes)
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      Empress Bypass Trail Reports

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      Jul 4, 2024 @ 7:10pm
      Jul 4, 2024
      Jun 30, 2024 @ 3:55am
      Jun 30, 2024
      Jun 28, 2024 @ 5:11pm
      Jun 28, 2024
      reporter
      Added a wood-backed grade reversal to one of the steeper sections, picked most of the pointy rocks out of the next berm, added a few dozen buckets...
      Jun 23, 2024 @ 5:08pm
      Jun 23, 2024
      reporter
      Patching more holes, taking more gravel. There will be a work party on Empress Bypass this Friday, the trail will be closed from 9:00 until...
      Jun 23, 2024 @ 1:08am
      Jun 23, 2024
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 184 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 5,027 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 63,811 rides
      • Last: Jul 13, 2024

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