This trail is permanently closed/decommissioned

Flying Circus Details

  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Face, Skinny, Teeter Totter
  • Year Opened

This trail was built a long time ago by "Dangerous Dan". The trail was his playground and consists of multiple small trails with stunts and structures that all weave together. The trail is a crazy trail and most of the stunts are extremely dangerous. Now that "Dangerous Dan" has moved away the trail is not in good condition and is no longer supported by the NSMBA. The trail is not rideable and I would not suggest hiking the trail because almost all of the features are rotten but still standing, and the trail is extreamly hard to follow. The enterance is not easy to find. To find the trail you need to go to the top of upper oilcan, then when you are at the trailhead walk to your right and you will find a small trail through the overgrowth. Go down a few small drops and them you will drop off a log, continue down and you will see the first element.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

on Oct 3, 2015
Avg: 3.6 (5 votes)

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Flying Circus Trail Reports

Oct 3, 2015 @ 11:12am
Oct 3, 2015
Everything is rotten, broken and green as can be. Still a fascinating trail to visit though, it's eerie in there picturing people riding this...
May 30, 2015 @ 6:02pm
May 30, 2015
The trail is in horrible condition and there are logs across everywhere.
May 30, 2015 @ 5:56pm
May 30, 2015
The trail is a mess.
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8 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag JTJ10 (May 23, 2015 at 15:03)
 Can someone please tell me how you find the trailhead.
  • + 1
flag cmitchell (Jun 8, 2015 at 21:46)
 not sure how to find from top, but if you are climbing on 6th, you can see some old ladder bridges on the right side, which is the bottom.
  • + 1
flag JTJ10 (Jul 21, 2015 at 17:37)
 I found it
  • + 1
flag JTJ10 (Jul 21, 2015 at 17:42)
 if you want to find the trail you need to be at the top of upper oilcan. look to the right of the trail head. if you clear some of the bushs while you look you will find a small path. or when you are walking down upper oilcan you will se a bit of some bridges and you can walk through the bushes on to the trail.
  • + 1
flag Jacksond21 (Sep 16, 2017 at 16:32)
 Trail is unrideable now but it is amazing to see all the stunts that are still there. I have a hard time picturing someone riding the optimizer without dying. A few trees down but walkable off to the side not on the structures. (don't want to break them)
  • + 1
flag MatthewStranaghan (Sep 17, 2017 at 0:02)
 can you add a gps track? my science teacher is actually the builder of this trail XD
  • + 1
flag Jacksond21 (Sep 17, 2017 at 14:35)
 Dangerous Dan? But if you want to find it you can read JTJ10's post to see where it starts. (I don't want to write it all again)
  • + 1
flag Jacksond21 (Sep 20, 2017 at 21:20)
 If you don't know, this trail was a continuation of Walk In The Clouds also built by Dangerous Dan which is located just above The Circus and Upper Oil Can. You need to go past 7th Secret and keep going and you will find Walk In The Clouds. Haven't seen the trail but I can just imagine what the trail would be like.

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The Flying Circus
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