324 ft
Distance
-99 ft
Descent
00:02:24
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers 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
    Double Black Diamond (4 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1192 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #13625 in Trail Running
    • #14345 in Hiking
  • 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 mountain bike trail 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
    00:02:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:45
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Status:
on Sep 13, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.45 (40 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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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
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      Directions to empress trailhead (49.325900, -122.975360)
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      Empress Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 13, 2021 @ 4:21pm
      Sep 13, 2021
      Jun 26, 2021 @ 9:57am
      Jun 26, 2021
      Careful on the rocks, they are slippery (dusty).
      May 1, 2021 @ 9:51am
      May 1, 2021
      Mar 30, 2021 @ 8:01pm
      Mar 30, 2021
      reporter Riding just fine
      Mar 26, 2021 @ 4:59pm
      Mar 26, 2021
      reporter All good
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 260 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 14,469 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      84 |
      Jun 20, 2020 @ 11:19pm
      Jun 20, 2020
      119 |
      Jun 1, 2020 @ 12:21am
      Jun 1, 2020
      711 |
      Sep 9, 2014 @ 4:46pm
      Sep 9, 2014
      810 |
      Apr 6, 2010 @ 8:09pm
      Apr 6, 2010
      | 11 comments

      Trail Lists

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      Great loop.
      7 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • - 1
      Patsplit (Dec 29, 2018 at 16:12)
       Not signed. Starts on the rock slabs.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      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]
      • + 1
      Nonsmoker (Feb 17, 2020 at 18:47)
       Had not ridden Empress in a while & that tree down really changes the left turn. Had to reset & have another look at things.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      bboyshredder (Mar 20, 2020 at 8:16)
       A year ago I road empress on a hardtail and it was hard. But I got a new bike and its way easier.
      [Reply]

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      Videos

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      youtuber Empress | Mount Seymour | Mountain Biking
      2:14 | 1561 | Jan 27, 2018 , North Vancouver
      Seymour Is Sick, Part 4 | MTB
      17:07 | 9 | Aug 29, 2021 , North Vancouver
      Seymour is sick, part 3 | MTB
      16:04 | 28 | Jun 25, 2021 , North Vancouver
      Mount Seymour: Empress to Empress Bypass
      2:47 | 63 | May 28, 2021 , North Vancouver
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