4,441 ft
Distance
431 ft
Climb
-40 ft
Descent
00:14:54
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Good Sir Martin Trail

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
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • 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
    #32 in Mountain Biking
  • 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 bike 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
    00:14:54
  • Avg reverse time
    01:04:30
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Status:
on Dec 8, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.7 (56 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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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
  • Ideal
  • 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
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      Good Sir Martin Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Dec 8, 2019 @ 9:17am
      Dec 8, 2019
      Dec 7, 2019 @ 10:04am
      Dec 7, 2019
      Dec 5, 2019 @ 6:29pm
      Dec 5, 2019
      Dec 2, 2019 @ 11:37am
      Dec 2, 2019
      Nov 30, 2019 @ 6:39pm
      Nov 30, 2019
      Christmas corners are incredibly smooth. Thanks trail fairies! Final bridge across creek covered in compact snow. Use caution.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 68 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 2,836 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 10,461 rides
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      Photos

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      32 |
      May 23, 2019 @ 3:05pm
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      575 |
      Nov 3, 2016 @ 2:32pm
      Nov 3, 2016
      903 |
      Jun 13, 2016 @ 1:02am
      Jun 13, 2016
      471 |
      Jun 13, 2016 @ 12:36am
      Jun 13, 2016

      Trail Lists

      9 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag frenchfriedfun (Jul 10, 2015 at 15:34)
       the Christmas corner is sick ! and the bunch after that too..
      sick trail
      [Reply]
      • + 7
      flag 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]
      • + 5
      flag 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]
      • + 1
      flag bikejunky (Jul 23, 2015 at 10:10)
       Stung. Twice. Ouch. Great trail nonetheless.
      [Reply]
      • + 4
      flag 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]
      • + 3
      flag meloroast (Oct 15, 2015 at 13:44)
       this trail rides like a dream. absolutely love it! great work!!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag crashelman (Sep 14, 2018 at 11:29)
       Nice technical climbing alternative
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag MKBERGEY1 (Mar 30, 2019 at 17:27)
       Ride well and Sheeeessssss nice!! ????????
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag 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]

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