4,170 ft
Distance
6 ft
Climb
-702 ft
Descent
00:09:47
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers 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 (31 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
  • 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
    00:09:47
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:48
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Status:
on Aug 5, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (178 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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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
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  • 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
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      Expresso Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 9:26pm
      2 hours
      Lots of berm refreshes with one berm made much higher than I remember before, probably 4-5 feet tall now. Super fun and fast. Unfortunately lots...
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 1:59pm
      2 days
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 6:56pm
      Aug 2, 2020
      Very lose large rocks at the bottom of the big rock face on upper half of expresso. Could get some work done
      Jul 28, 2020 @ 4:12pm
      Jul 28, 2020
      Pretty dusty especially on the woodwork.
      Jul 28, 2020 @ 3:44pm
      Jul 28, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 204 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 4,418 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 10,206 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 10, 2020 @ 6:36pm
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      May 24, 2020 @ 10:17am
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      Jul 17, 2014 @ 5:39pm
      Jul 17, 2014

      Trail Lists

      Trail Events

      10 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]
      • + 0
      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]
      • - 2
      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]
      • + 0
      flag 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
      flag 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]

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