4,170 ft
Distance
6 ft
Climb
-702 ft
Descent
00:10:06
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Expresso Trail
  • MEC
    MEC

    since 2012
    Sponsor

  • Digger

    since 2012
    Builder
  • Trevor Hansen
    Builder

Expresso Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Espresso
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (48 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #3 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    Grouse (top 150m) + District of North Vancouver

Thanks to a huge community effort over the span of 4 years led by Digger & the NSMBA, MEC & nsmb.com Expresso now represents a new era of North Shore flow. A golden ribbon of dirt filled with bermed corners from top to bottom, both intermediate and expert riders alike will enjoy the trail with optional tables, roll downs and of course, the big smooth rock ride. Some mandatory woodwork will put this into the category of a black diamond trail for most riders but hey, this is the Shore and is a blue as far as locals are concerned.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Expresso mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -697 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,289 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,986 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,986 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,289 ft
  • Grade
    -16.708%
  • Grade max
    -32.442%
  • Grade min
    9.241%
  • Distance climb
    98 ft
  • Distance down
    3,998 ft
  • Distance flat
    75 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:06
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:40
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Status:
on Jun 17, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.55 (209 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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  • > 80%
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  • < 1 month
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  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
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      Expresso Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 17, 2021 @ 7:47pm
      23 hours
      Never seen this trail in better condition! Thanks for the recent work near the bottom, it makes this trail a whole lot better
      Jun 14, 2021 @ 9:20pm
      Jun 14, 2021
      Fun! Thanks for the recent work stopping the braid near the rock roll
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 4:46pm
      Jun 13, 2021
      Closed braid right after small rock roll section
      Jun 12, 2021 @ 11:21am
      Jun 12, 2021
      Mostly ideal conditions with a couple small wet sections
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 9:51pm
      Jun 11, 2021
      Lots of puddles before woodwork. Going to rain for the next few days. Deserves some dry time.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 408 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 5,590 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 25,246 rides
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      11 Reviews & Comments

      • + 3
      Ledski (Aug 16, 2017 at 19:27)
       Fun mostly flow downhill with optional built up features.
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      Ledski (Aug 16, 2017 at 19:27)
       Pretty soft black as far as I'm concerned.
      [Reply]
      • + 4
      JacksonThack (Sep 3, 2018 at 10:00)
       Awesome trail. Best bet for intermediate riders looking to explore higher up the mountain
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      crashelman (Sep 14, 2018 at 11:27)
       Great trail with good flow for the shore
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      martywis (Mar 25, 2019 at 8:51)
       Hi Guys, I was riding Saturday around 4:00 and saw couple of guys on eBikes riding cross country through the woods (maybe crossing between Crippler and ESpresso)...
      Unfortunately I did not manage to talk to them - but if anybody knows who they were or sees them again, please highlite that riding off trails with ebikes especially will cause damage to our sport and the fantastic location on the northshore.

      btw. I am a eMTB rider as well... and there is more then enough fun on the perfect existing trails!

      Please respect and share this attitude!!!!

      Marty
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Sunnylarson (Jul 30, 2019 at 7:01)
       Super fun. Great North Shore flava.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      thierrym (Sep 28, 2019 at 18:09)
       Funand and pretty fast, with lots of kickers.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      JTJ10 (Apr 11, 2020 at 12:53)
       Rode the trail a couple days ago for the first time. Although its rated blue on trail forks there are some harder sections and some decent drops, this may partly be because the trail has gotten a bit beaten up from winter and all the traffic it receives but with the current virus situation there may not be much trail maintenance for a while so keep that in mind if your expecting something really blue your first time down the trail. Still a really fun trail and great entry level black diamond, if you can handle floppy bunny(the more techy parts and bridges not the optional jumps) and you want to step it up I would recommend it, the climb is long in comparison but its a fun trail with the hardest features optional so you can work your way up to them, also the hardest non-optional parts are pretty easy to walk and there are only a couple.

      All around awesome entry level black trail and im exited to ride it again in the next couple of days!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Edu888 (May 14, 2020 at 21:07)
       Blue trail with black options. If you don't ride the optional stuff, it's solidly a blue trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Wesmacaulay FVMBA - ADMIN (Jun 5, 2021 at 21:11)
       First time on Espresso. Fun trail, mostly easy blue with some rock slab descents that are black.
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