4,441 ft
Distance
431 ft
Climb
-40 ft
Descent
00:14:57
Avg time
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Good Sir Martin Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Seymour
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • AKA
    GSM, Good Sir
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #33 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #672 in Trail Running
    • #2656 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Manager
    CMHC

Single track trail, bike traffic is uphill only; foot traffic is either direction.

Access Info

Starts on Severed D, opposite the top of Penny Lane and climbs to Baden Powell trail just above the Boogieman entrance

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Good Sir Martin mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    391 ft
  • Altitude min
    993 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,384 ft
  • Altitude start
    993 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,384 ft
  • Grade
    8.805%
  • Grade max
    -14.808%
  • Grade min
    26.524%
  • Distance climb
    3,457 ft
  • Distance down
    605 ft
  • Distance flat
    379 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:57
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:39
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Status:
on Aug 5, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.7 (71 votes)
Your vote: 0

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  • Icy
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  • Ideal
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      Good Sir Martin Trail Reports

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      Aug 5, 2022 @ 1:54pm
      Aug 5, 2022
      Running great after the rain yesterday. A pleasure to ride.
      Jul 15, 2022 @ 10:29am
      Jul 15, 2022
      Jul 10, 2022 @ 12:50pm
      Jul 10, 2022
      Jul 6, 2022 @ 9:04am
      Jul 6, 2022
      Rocks are a bit slick
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 10:27am
      Jul 2, 2022
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 141 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 4,323 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 40,348 rides
      • Last: Aug 8, 2022

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      Jun 13, 2016 @ 1:02am
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      Jun 13, 2016 @ 12:36am
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      Trail Lists

      12 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      Mcyeetus (Oct 20, 2021 at 19:37)
      Fun and enjoyable climb.
      [Reply]
      • + 4
      liamdubs (Jul 17, 2021 at 21:28)
      Please make sure to ring the bell at the intersection of John Deer and Good Sir Martin. If you don't ring the bell your strava/trailforks ride will NOT record this trail. It's real important to ring the bell.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      pinker001 (Aug 26, 2020 at 10:31)
      Challenging and enjoyable. The trail is pretty steep in some sections with tight switchbacks at steep grade with some rocks to traverse coming through the switchbacks. Physically and technically challenging. I find myself clipping rocks with my pedals and have yet to ride the whole thing without putting a foot down, but I’ll keep trying.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      bboyshredder (Aug 28, 2019 at 17:50)
      I love this trail . if you hate climbing stick to the old buck because its way shorter. but its awesome and smooth but penny lane isn't witch is before good sir Martin. not good for bigginer climbers .
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      MKBERGEY1 (Mar 30, 2019 at 17:27)
      Ride well and Sheeeessssss nice!! ????????
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      crashelman (Sep 14, 2018 at 11:29)
      Nice technical climbing alternative
      [Reply]
      • + 4
      meloroast (Oct 15, 2015 at 13:44)
      this trail rides like a dream. absolutely love it! great work!!
      [Reply]
      • + 6
      CRich78 (Aug 10, 2015 at 16:03)
      Phenomenal climbing trail. Thanks for all the beautiful work Martin and Penny. Rode GSM for the first time today and enjoyed every inch of it. It's so great to be able to loop back to Baden without having to head over to Old Buck or Hyannis. Awesome. I'll definitely be heading up to ride some Seymour loops more often. Thanks again!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      bikejunky (Jul 23, 2015 at 10:10)
      Stung. Twice. Ouch. Great trail nonetheless.
      [Reply]
      • + 6
      DMal SHORE CORPS (Jul 13, 2015 at 10:20)
      Great climbing trail. It climbs through a beautiful part of the forest, and the grade is nice and moderate.
      [Reply]
      • + 9
      moballa (Jul 12, 2015 at 21:01)
      My son and I rode Good Sir this morning which allowed us to do a couple of laps up there which doesn't happen often for us. The trail meanders beautifully through pristine forest and feels like it's been there forever - a testament to the fantastic engineering and careful planning that went into this right down to the precise fern transplanting! "Isn't this awesome!" was echoed by many of the other excited riders we encountered along the trail today. Congratulations Martin and Penny and to all the other volunteers! Good Sir Martin will be one of the most enjoyed trails on the north shore.
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      frenchfriedfun (Jul 10, 2015 at 15:34)
      the Christmas corner is sick ! and the bunch after that too..
      sick trail
      [Reply]





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