3,196 ft
Distance
2 ft
Climb
-674 ft
Descent
00:15:50
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Grannies Trail

  • Digger
    Builder
  • Joe Woywitka
    Builder

Grannies Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (12 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
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 45 in Trail Running
    • 45 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 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
    00:15:50
  • Avg reverse time
    00:24:03
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Status:
on Apr 20, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3.85 (51 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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      Grannies Trail Reports

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      Apr 20, 2021 @ 5:31pm
      Apr 20, 2021
      reporter Raked, jank planks secured, and a little something new. Still jenky.
      Apr 8, 2021 @ 10:29pm
      Apr 8, 2021
      So much fun! A bit greasy though.
      Apr 6, 2021 @ 12:26pm
      Apr 6, 2021
      A little greasy particularly in the upper section. This trail could certainly benefit from some love. Support your local trail builders!
      Apr 4, 2021 @ 2:24pm
      Apr 4, 2021
      All of the skinnies except one on this trail are either rotted, or aren’t stable, and move around underneath one. Is this meant to be like this...
      Mar 13, 2021 @ 9:01am
      Mar 13, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 83 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 509 rides
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      Photos

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      Apr 15, 2021 @ 8:17am
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      Sep 6, 2020 @ 8:36pm
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      Nov 19, 2014 @ 7:53pm
      Nov 19, 2014

      Trail Lists

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      8 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      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]
      • + 5
      heckler73 NSMBA (Apr 13, 2019 at 14:40)
       Would love a build session, but no dirt shovels allowed. Keep it real.
      [Reply]
      • + 8
      leelau (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]
      • + 2
      klez NSMBA (Apr 29, 2019 at 18:16)
       Classic Shore, gotta love it!
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      Edu888 (Apr 29, 2019 at 21:47)
       Amazing classic North Shore trail!
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      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]
      • + 1
      stewyd (Apr 13, 2020 at 14:39)
       Like the other posters have said, this is an outstanding trail! If you can keep your speed the flow is there (easier said than done). Classic shore.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      chubby5000 (Sep 10, 2020 at 9:49)
       I agree. Keep Grannies gnarly. One of the best trails out there.
      [Reply]

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      youtuber Grannies | Mount Fromme, North Vancouver, BC | MTB
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      Grannies, an old school gem in the North Shore
      5:47 | 517 | Apr 17, 2020 , North Vancouver
      GRANNIES  - MTB Riding Mt. Fromme Classic Trails
      22:38 | 498 | Aug 28, 2019 , North Vancouver
      Grannies w GoPro7
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