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

Grannies Details

  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on Trail
    Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #30857 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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 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
    00:15:00
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Status:
on Oct 27, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3.25 (21 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Grannies Trail Reports

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      Oct 27, 2018 @ 5:20pm
      Oct 27, 2018
      It is good to go but due to low traffic lots of the trail seems grown over.
      Oct 8, 2018 @ 7:26pm
      Oct 8, 2018
      reporter Roots are pretty greasy but otherwise fun
      Oct 7, 2018 @ 9:42am
      Oct 7, 2018
      Aug 30, 2018 @ 10:44pm
      Aug 30, 2018
      Cut downed tree out next to the big rock with a hand saw. Also trimmed back a dangerous head level log sticking out right after the new A-frame.
      Aug 13, 2018 @ 7:05pm
      Aug 13, 2018
      An a-frame has been constructed over the fallen tree. Trail is all clear now.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 26 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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      Photos

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      Dec 6, 2017 @ 10:27pm
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      Grannies, Vancouver
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      Nov 30, 2014 @ 8:22pm
      Nov 30, 2014
      Grannies, Whistler
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      Nov 19, 2014 @ 7:53pm
      Nov 19, 2014
      Grannies, Vancouver
      406 |
      Nov 19, 2014 @ 7:52pm
      Nov 19, 2014
      Grannies, Vancouver

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