4,170 ft
Distance
6 ft
Climb
-702 ft
Descent
00:09:43
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Expresso Trail
  • MEC
    MEC

    since 2012

  • 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 (22 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 bike 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
    00:09:43
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Status:
on Oct 6, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.5 (159 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
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
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  • 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

  • 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 expresso trailhead (49.358820, -123.052240)
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      Expresso Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 2:11pm
      Oct 6, 2019
      Wood's a bit slick, but that's just a part of an October Shore ride. Everything's running great
      Oct 1, 2019 @ 12:56pm
      Oct 1, 2019
      reporter
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 9:29am
      Sep 15, 2019
      Wood is very slippery! But grippy corners.
      Sep 12, 2019 @ 7:12pm
      Sep 12, 2019
      reporter Wet, wild and wonderful
      Aug 31, 2019 @ 8:30am
      Aug 31, 2019
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 123 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 4,406 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 10,206 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      10 |
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 5:24pm
      Oct 13, 2019
      145 |
      Jul 3, 2019 @ 1:48pm
      Jul 3, 2019
      64 |
      Jun 12, 2019 @ 12:31pm
      Jun 12, 2019
      1,442 |
      Jul 17, 2014 @ 5:39pm
      Jul 17, 2014

      Trail Events

      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 3
      flag Ledski (Aug 16, 2017 at 19:27)
       Fun mostly flow downhill with optional built up features.
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      flag Ledski (Aug 16, 2017 at 19:27)
       Pretty soft black as far as I'm concerned.
      [Reply]
      • + 4
      flag JacksonThack (Sep 3, 2018 at 10:00)
       Awesome trail. Best bet for intermediate riders looking to explore higher up the mountain
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag crashelman (Sep 14, 2018 at 11:27)
       Great trail with good flow for the shore
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag MBFC (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]
      • + 0
      flag Coach3232 (Jul 7, 2019 at 15:15)
       Marty, who posted about EMTB bikers back in March- I’m looking for EMTB riding partner on NS can you contact me if you know of riding clubs?
      steveg3232@gmail.com
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Sunnylarson (Jul 30, 2019 at 7:01)
       Super fun. Great North Shore flava.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag thierrym (Sep 28, 2019 at 18:09)
       Funand and pretty fast, with lots of kickers.
      [Reply]

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