1,108 ft
Distance
-201 ft
Descent
00:01:36
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Empress Bypass Trail

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.

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More Stats for Empress Bypass bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -201 ft
  • Altitude min
    474 ft
  • Altitude max
    675 ft
  • Altitude start
    675 ft
  • Altitude end
    474 ft
  • Grade
    -18.144%
  • Grade max
    -37.702%
  • Grade min
    0.806%
  • Distance climb
    81 ft
  • Distance down
    981 ft
  • Distance flat
    46 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:36
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:44
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Status:
on Dec 8, 2019
Variable
Avg: 3.65 (58 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Other Other
      Directions to empress-bypass trailhead (49.325430, -122.976460)
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      Empress Bypass Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Dec 8, 2019 @ 8:34pm
      Dec 8, 2019
      So sweet!
      Dec 7, 2019 @ 10:04am
      Dec 7, 2019
      Dec 4, 2019 @ 12:02pm
      Dec 4, 2019
      reporter
      Dec 1, 2019 @ 9:48am
      Dec 1, 2019
      Love the new (wider) bridge! Some of the lower corners are pitted from braking and could use TLC
      Nov 27, 2019 @ 2:47pm
      Nov 27, 2019
      reporter Trees have been cleared!
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 106 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 3,661 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 16,762 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      36 |
      Sep 28, 2019 @ 3:17pm
      Sep 28, 2019
      101 |
      Mar 19, 2019 @ 6:21pm
      Mar 19, 2019
      257 |
      Jan 26, 2016 @ 12:08pm
      Jan 26, 2016
      241 |
      Jun 14, 2014 @ 12:52am
      Jun 14, 2014

      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

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      7 miles
      Seymour Adaptive MTB Loop
      1 miles
      FWS18 #7 - Presented by Norco John Henry Bikes
      7 miles
      Seymour Flow
      5 miles

      Trail Events

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • - 1
      flag 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
      flag 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
      flag mrj27 (Apr 19, 2019 at 0:46)
       Yo this is bike park quality flow now it's awesome! Good job builders!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag goatslurpee (Apr 19, 2019 at 14:16)
       Sooooo sick! Thank you!
      [Reply]

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