520 ft
Distance
-71 ft
Descent
00:03:07
Avg time
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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #119 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    Grouse (entire old entry) + DNV (rest of trail)

This trail is one of the more "moderate" of the black diamond (advanced) trails on Fromme. There are plenty of steeps, small drops, and ramps, all the standards that make Fromme such an awesome place to ride. It drops you out on the Baden Powell Trail.

Access Info

The entrance is a not far past the entrance to Pipeline, and is a little over halfway between the fifth and sixth switchback on Mountain Hwy.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Expresso (Original Entrance) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -71 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,944 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,015 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,015 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,944 ft
  • Grade
    -13.65%
  • Grade max
    -25.248%
  • Grade min
    -5.859%
  • Distance down
    520 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:07
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:02
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on Jun 11, 2022
Wet
Avg: 4.45 (54 votes)
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      Expresso... Trail Reports

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      Jun 11, 2022 @ 7:20am
      Jun 11, 2022
      Jul 22, 2021 @ 4:17pm
      Jul 22, 2021
      Jun 16, 2021 @ 8:50am
      Jun 16, 2021
      May 2, 2021 @ 12:28pm
      May 2, 2021
      Running nicely, Couple of slick roots but nothing you shouldn’t be prepared for
      Apr 10, 2021 @ 1:20pm
      Apr 10, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 24 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 310 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 14,451 rides
      • Last: Aug 12, 2022

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      Mar 29, 2021 @ 11:28am
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      182 |
      Feb 1, 2021 @ 3:19pm
      Feb 1, 2021
      142 |
      Feb 1, 2021 @ 3:17pm
      Feb 1, 2021
      621 |
      Nov 7, 2012 @ 9:49pm
      Nov 7, 2012

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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Edu888 (Aug 5, 2020 at 20:12)
      Probably more like a single black compared to other trails but still fun and worth doing.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      MKBERGEY1 (Jun 11, 2019 at 20:16)
      One of the best !!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      MKBERGEY1 (Jun 11, 2019 at 20:14)
      ????????
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      trevmillion (Sep 8, 2014 at 17:36)
      original entrance kicked my ass. After that Espresso was funnn!!!!!!!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      corerider (Sep 25, 2021 at 16:47)
      This is in reference to the photo of Ethan Shandro kicking up the dirt which is not on the original entrance....
      [Reply]





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      Mt Fromme Expresso Original Entrance
      7:15 | 1201 | Aug 3, 2018 , North Vancouver
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