324 ft
Distance
-99 ft
Descent
00:01:02
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Empress Trail
  • past supporters

Empress Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Seymour
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • 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
    -99 ft
  • Altitude min
    575 ft
  • Altitude max
    674 ft
  • Altitude start
    674 ft
  • Altitude end
    575 ft
  • Grade
    -30.651%
  • Grade max
    -37.061%
  • Grade min
    -26.359%
  • Distance down
    324 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:02
  • Avg reverse time
    01:53:04
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Status:
on Sep 26, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4.3 (31 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
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  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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

  • 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
  • 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 trailhead (49.325900, -122.975360)
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      Empress Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 44 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 2,938 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 8,456 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      255 |
      Aug 19, 2017 @ 3:34pm
      Aug 19, 2017
      589 |
      Sep 15, 2015 @ 6:59pm
      Sep 15, 2015
      581 |
      Sep 9, 2014 @ 4:46pm
      Sep 9, 2014
      702 |
      Apr 6, 2010 @ 8:09pm
      Apr 6, 2010
      | 11 comments

      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Great loop.
      7 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • - 1
      flag Patsplit (Dec 29, 2018 at 16:12)
       Not signed. Starts on the rock slabs.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag bboyshredder (Sep 14, 2019 at 16:59)
       Should be a pro line very steep all rock. If you don't ride Seymour a lot bring trailforks the trail is not marked.
      [Reply]

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