1,188 ft
Distance
-165 ft
Descent
00:01:13
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Empress Bypass Trail
  • Patrick Podolski
    Sponsor
  • Norco Bicycles
    Norco Bicycles

    since 2022
    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 (4 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #20 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.

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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
    00:01:13
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:37
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Status:
on Aug 18, 2022
Dry
Avg: 3.8 (77 votes)
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      Empress Bypass Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 18, 2022 @ 11:23am
      1 day
      reporter
      Patched the upper section, and gravel cleanup all the way down.
      Aug 16, 2022 @ 8:09am
      Aug 16, 2022
      Aug 13, 2022 @ 11:24am
      Aug 13, 2022
      Aug 11, 2022 @ 6:18pm
      Aug 11, 2022
      Jul 30, 2022 @ 7:40am
      Jul 30, 2022
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 216 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 6,099 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 44,872 rides
      • Last: Aug 19, 2022

      Photos

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      Jun 24, 2021 @ 9:05am
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      Jun 24, 2021 @ 9:05am
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      Jan 26, 2016 @ 12:08pm
      Jan 26, 2016
      287 |
      Jun 14, 2014 @ 12:52am
      Jun 14, 2014

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      Trail Events

      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      LucaBruca (Jul 6, 2022 at 16:21)
      I lost my wallet somewhere along here today. If anybody finds a brown leather wallet please call 604-619-6084 - Luc
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      braydenharris (Jun 26, 2021 at 9:38)
      This is possibly better Than Boogie Nights. It's soooo good!
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      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]
      • + 2
      Coasterby (Jul 18, 2020 at 13:35)
      Tons of fun, smooth and windy with nice decent.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      goatslurpee (Apr 19, 2019 at 14:16)
      Sooooo sick! Thank you!
      [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
      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]
      • - 3
      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]





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      youtuber EMPRESS BYPASS: North Shore: Trail Review
      4:50 | 157 | May 1, 2022 , North Vancouver
      This Trail Is A Dangerous Balance Act With...
      2:16 | 25 | Jul 30, 2022 , North Vancouver
      I suck at berms
      1:49 | 135 | Feb 13, 2022 , North Vancouver
      NOBL POV: Mount Seymour | VANCAN
      15:16 | 78 | Jan 25, 2022 , North Vancouver
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