1.3 miles
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-550 ft
Descent
00:18:38
Avg time

Frank's Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Burke Mountain
    Coquitlam, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Bridge, Log Ride, Rock Garden, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #4713 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #85 in Trail Running
    • #6618 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

One of the most popular trails on the mountain, Frank's is a low-grade downhill trail that is frequented by both XC riders and those wanting to progress their skillset. A great option to challenge yourself after conquering some of the lowest trails like Flow and Fluid.

This trail is unsanctioned.

More Stats for Frank's mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -547 ft
  • Altitude min
    869 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,417 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,417 ft
  • Altitude end
    869 ft
  • Grade
    -7.8%
  • Grade max
    -52.8%
  • Grade min
    2%
  • Distance climb
    541 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    505 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:40:38
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Status:
on Dec 3, 2021
Variable
Avg: 3.65 (30 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Flow (Ridden Direction)
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  • > 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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  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
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      Frank's Trail Reports

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      Dec 3, 2021 @ 1:50pm
      Dec 3, 2021
      Nov 29, 2021 @ 3:35pm
      Nov 29, 2021
      I walked up the trail from the bottom to where it connects with Conifer Drive. The trail is very very wet with many puddles, muddy spots &...
      Nov 19, 2021 @ 11:27am
      Nov 19, 2021
      Tree down on an offshoot of Franks about 150 metres up from the old Franks junction. Tree is about 18” diameter, my Silky would be all day on...
      Sep 2, 2021 @ 8:51pm
      Sep 2, 2021
      Aug 30, 2021 @ 2:13pm
      Aug 30, 2021
      reporter Downed tree removed.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 242 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,821 rides
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      Photos

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      Mar 8, 2020 @ 8:13pm
      Mar 8, 2020

      Routes with this trail

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      6 miles
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      BCSS Championships 2016 Gr. 11/12 XC
      6 miles

      Trail Events

      Trail Products

      21 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      KevinStafford (Nov 25, 2017 at 19:35)
       Greasy and covered with a carpet of leaves. The Earth is less loamy on Frank''s so expect to get a little muddy. There's some trees down in spots from the last blow that we had, to.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      Dirtbaron (May 14, 2018 at 8:57)
       This trail was very sub par. Old school tight turns on most of the trail. The 2nd skinny is so overgrown the downramp is covered in prickles. Was not a fan of this trail personally.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Momthatrocks (May 26, 2018 at 11:53)
       If you choose to ignore construction signs at the top, take Frank’s Detour to get back to the road. Clear path all the way down today but you can see where trees are marked for future falling.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      madmattjames (Sep 1, 2018 at 13:39)
       Overgrown, covered in leaves, trees down across trail, wooden features rotten with nails sticking out.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      DB87 (Oct 14, 2018 at 10:08)
       Great trail but needs work on the upper section as areas are becoming over grown.
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      robgibb (Oct 15, 2018 at 8:28)
       Give it a skip.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      jay01 (Oct 28, 2018 at 1:24)
       Lower section is closed , two gates.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      sheldonr (Dec 17, 2018 at 18:42)
       There is a tree down midway
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      TORCA-BIKES TORCA (Jan 28, 2019 at 16:10)
       Frank's is open to the bottom, including a new connector that takes you to the Hustler exit to Harper Rd. Please follow the arrows and exit where directed. Wesbild has helped TORCA build this section of trail in order to keep riders away from the hairpin corner. Enjoy this new extension!!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      joewlo (Jan 30, 2019 at 19:47)
       rode it today, it's running perfect. great work TORCA
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      northshoregurl (Jul 22, 2019 at 21:37)
       Super awesome fun trail,lots of twists and turns, in great condition, a bit dry and slippery. Has g great log ride (that I ride past) about 4-5 feet high but there is a go around. Definitely a more technical blue with a few challenging parts. Again super fun!
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      ballisticpantz (Jul 22, 2019 at 21:41)
       Franks was in top form today. Dirt wasn't too dry (still some evidence of a puddle about 2/3 of the way down, rocks were sticky as heck, did that log ride tree in the first in third slow-mo to show da missus that I still got it (haha) and those old busted wooden features are GONE, nothing but you and the trail..GREAT job on marking the detour as well.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Hmichelis (Jun 10, 2020 at 19:40)
       Thanks to the trail fairies for giving upper Franks a much needed manicure! New woodwork is great, trail running nice and smooth. Cheers!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      jstromgren BCBR (Nov 10, 2020 at 7:28)
       Cleared of broad-leafs through middle section Nov 9/20
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Marcfern33 (Nov 18, 2020 at 7:57)
       Is this rideable in the winter?
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      TORCA-BIKES TORCA (Nov 18, 2020 at 9:31)
       Yes, but it’s best avoided during and after heavy rainfall.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      Ben19 (Jan 20, 2021 at 17:19)
       First time riding Franks today, it has a substantial amount of climbing, certainly more than 16m. Just thought I’d point this out for other first timers, I’d almost call this an XC trail.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      Myshins (May 20, 2021 at 8:38)
       Not worth it, don't subject yourself to Franks, please
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      zwass (Jul 15, 2021 at 18:28)
       Definitely more of an XC type trail.
      [Reply]
      • - 2
      Chenzone (Oct 29, 2021 at 12:55)
       Don’t be fooled by the trail description, definitely not a downhill trail. I recommend getting off the trail and bushwhacking your way straight to the bottom.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      trail-governor (Oct 30, 2021 at 0:03)
       This is a classic xc trail
      Don’t be fooled by silly comments
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      Videos

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