3,196 ft
Distance
2 ft
Climb
-674 ft
Descent
00:15:37
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Grannies Trail

Grannies Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #30857 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 40 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Grouse (top20m) + District of North Vancouver

Steep, rocky & rooty, it is an old school trail that is raw and natural. A challenging descent, at times awkward, you'll need to create your own flow on this one.

The trail is not easy to find and sees little traffic, so it's easy to lose the trail. Ride the chunder chute for the first 100m then take the hard right uphill. You'll pass Upper Crippler in the first 100m on your left (after taking the uphill right)- there is no sign but an arrow points you in the right direction to stay on Grannies.

The end of the trail, just before the BP trail, a series of gap jumps and other stunts have all but disappeared over time.The trail drops you out on the Baden Powell Trail, with Digger on you right, and Lower Crippler on your left.

Access Info

Accessed off Mountain Hwy through a wide washed out chunder chute.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Grannies mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -672 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,377 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,049 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,049 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,377 ft
  • Grade
    -21.035%
  • Grade max
    -37.128%
  • Grade min
    -0.19%
  • Distance climb
    23 ft
  • Distance down
    3,174 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:37
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Status:
on Feb 22, 2020
Wet
Avg: 3.8 (45 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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  • < 50%
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
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  • Green
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  • 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
      Directions to grannies trailhead (49.358290, -123.055440)
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      Grannies Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Feb 22, 2020 @ 1:33pm
      Feb 22, 2020
      Tree cleared.
      Feb 19, 2020 @ 6:23am
      Feb 19, 2020
      Tree blocking the trail
      Dec 16, 2019 @ 12:38pm
      Dec 16, 2019
      reporter Tree cleared.
      Dec 14, 2019 @ 1:06pm
      Dec 14, 2019
      Tree down across trail
      Nov 29, 2019 @ 12:35pm
      Nov 29, 2019
      reporter A decent amount of snow covering trail.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 28 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 203 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      123 |
      Dec 6, 2017 @ 10:27pm
      Dec 6, 2017
      698 |
      Nov 30, 2014 @ 8:22pm
      Nov 30, 2014
      509 |
      Nov 19, 2014 @ 7:53pm
      Nov 19, 2014
      451 |
      Nov 19, 2014 @ 7:52pm
      Nov 19, 2014

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      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag jasonwd (Apr 5, 2019 at 15:31)
       There are some super jank sections that could do with the rocks replacing but it’s really fun. Any love for a build session there?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag heckler73 NSMBA (Apr 13, 2019 at 14:40)
       Would love a build session, but no dirt shovels allowed. Keep it real.
      [Reply]
      • + 6
      flag leelau Plus (Apr 15, 2019 at 16:14)
       Grannies is one of the most fun jank-a-thons imaginable. Total old school jank technical with incredible how-the-hell-do-you-make-that sections. Priceless part of Shore riding
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag klez NSMBA (Apr 29, 2019 at 18:16)
       Classic Shore, gotta love it!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag Edu888 (Apr 29, 2019 at 21:47)
       Amazing classic North Shore trail!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag robdonovan NSMBA (Apr 30, 2019 at 15:11)
       Grannies is rad, when all of the other trails are blown up and dusty in the summer this is one of the best trails to ride
      [Reply]

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