686 ft
Distance
76 ft
Climb
-13 ft
Descent
00:01:15
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Griffen (Uphill) Trail

Griffen (Uphill) Details

  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All Season
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #856 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #180 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    District of North Vancouver

Griffen's uphill section is a good climb, but not easy. The early part of the climb will get your blood flowing but the remainder is nice flowing uphill climb that you can keep your speed going. Of course, with all North Shore rides, some may find the this somewhat technical if they are not from here, but this is considered relatively easy climb with no technical features. Climb Griffen instead of Mountain Highway road, it will keep you honest and warm you up for the Mountain Highway dirt road climb.

Access Info

Start off McNair

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Griffen (Uphill) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    63 ft
  • Altitude min
    838 ft
  • Altitude max
    903 ft
  • Altitude start
    840 ft
  • Altitude end
    903 ft
  • Grade
    9.119%
  • Grade max
    -11.637%
  • Grade min
    24.866%
  • Distance climb
    464 ft
  • Distance down
    128 ft
  • Distance flat
    94 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:15
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:08
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Status:
on Dec 1, 2018
Wet
Avg: 3.9 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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 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
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to griffen-uphill trailhead (49.356390, -123.030300)
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Griffen (Uphill) Trail Reports

datedescription
Dec 1, 2018 @ 7:17am
Dec 1, 2018
Nov 17, 2018 @ 2:30pm
Nov 17, 2018
Hit the roots and rocks straight on, all a little slimmy.
Nov 4, 2018 @ 12:50pm
Nov 4, 2018
Oct 12, 2018 @ 1:17pm
Oct 12, 2018
reporter
Oct 8, 2018 @ 10:28am
Oct 8, 2018
reporter
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Photos

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Nov 19, 2017 @ 6:11pm
Nov 19, 2017
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Oct 23, 2017 @ 9:10am
Oct 23, 2017
Griffen (Uphill), North Vancouver
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Mar 15, 2016 @ 2:23pm
Mar 15, 2016
Griffen (Uphill), North Vancouver
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Aug 29, 2015 @ 7:49pm
Aug 29, 2015
Griffen (Uphill), North Vancouver

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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag pitter (Aug 16, 2018 at 7:26)
 Recent trail updates have significantly reduced the technical nature of this climb. As of August 2018 I the climb is smooth and steady.
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