357 ft
Distance
-89 ft
Descent
00:00:57
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Empress Trail
  • past supporters

Empress Details

  • Riding Area
    Mount Seymour
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #232 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    DNV/BC Parks

Consists of steep rock faces and loose dirt terrain. Short but contains high consequence natural terrain.

Access Info

Accessed from Bridle Path and finishes on Empress Bypass trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Empress bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -89 ft
  • Altitude min
    576 ft
  • Altitude max
    665 ft
  • Altitude start
    665 ft
  • Altitude end
    576 ft
  • Grade
    -24.922%
  • Grade max
    -37.887%
  • Grade min
    -5.348%
  • Distance down
    344 ft
  • Distance flat
    13 ft
  • Avg time
    00:00:57
  • Avg reverse time
    01:53:04
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Status:
on Jan 15, 2019
Avg: 4.3 (29 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Directions to empress trailhead (49.325930, -122.975230)
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      Empress Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 15, 2019 @ 2:42pm
      Jan 15, 2019
      reporter Trail Closed for major repairs. Please use Bridle Path to Old Buck. Thank you! NSMBA Trail Crew
      Jan 13, 2019 @ 11:20am
      Jan 13, 2019
      Dec 30, 2018 @ 2:09pm
      Dec 30, 2018
      Dec 29, 2018 @ 4:11pm
      Dec 29, 2018
      Entrance a bit hidden. Starts on the rocks.
      Nov 29, 2018 @ 10:39am
      Nov 29, 2018
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 31 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,220 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 8,456 rides
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      Photos

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      194 |
      Aug 19, 2017 @ 3:34pm
      Aug 19, 2017
      Empress, Vancouver
      553 |
      Sep 15, 2015 @ 6:59pm
      Sep 15, 2015
      Empress, North Vancouver
      550 |
      Sep 9, 2014 @ 4:46pm
      Sep 9, 2014
      Empress, North Vancouver
      680 |
      Apr 6, 2010 @ 8:09pm
      Apr 6, 2010
      | 11 comments Empress, Vancouver

      Trail Lists

      1 Review & Comments

      • - 1
      flag Patsplit (Dec 29, 2018 at 16:12)
       Not signed. Starts on the rock slabs.
      [Reply]

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