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

Griffen (Uphill) Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #856 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #180 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 100 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
    00:01:13
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:45
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Status:
on Jul 29, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.95 (14 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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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • White
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  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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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      Griffen (Uphill) Trail Reports

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      Jul 29, 2020 @ 3:16pm
      Jul 29, 2020
      reporter
      Jul 22, 2020 @ 5:21pm
      Jul 22, 2020
      Jul 11, 2020 @ 10:39am
      Jul 11, 2020
      Still some slippery rocks and roots climbing.
      Jun 29, 2020 @ 4:25pm
      Jun 29, 2020
      Close to ideal, but rain coming again.
      Jun 27, 2020 @ 4:00pm
      Jun 27, 2020
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 43 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,986 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,742 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 20, 2020 @ 6:07pm
      Jun 20, 2020
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      Feb 10, 2019 @ 1:38pm
      Feb 10, 2019
      113 |
      Nov 19, 2017 @ 6:11pm
      Nov 19, 2017
      33 |
      Oct 23, 2017 @ 9:10am
      Oct 23, 2017

      Trail Lists

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      3 Reviews & 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag heckler73 NSMBA (May 28, 2020 at 8:06)
       the ‘ascent only’ sign at the top of Griffen (Uphill) trail is actually not visible if you are descending from Lower Griffen/watertower exit. If the sign were rotated to the side of the post that’s visible while descending, that might help with wrong-wayers. (We ran into a group of beginner downriders too).
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag vbeasse SHORE CORPS (May 28, 2020 at 9:28)
       Hi,
      yes, it's only visible from the Imonator entrance off the BP. Up to this point I have been remiss to move the signs location as many novice, children and families use the trail to get back to McNair. The Baden Powell exit is not an easy way out for them as it is quite rough.

      Signs to suggest to exit by the Water towers, this however is not as "fun" as riding a trail back to the road.

      What really needs to happen is some maintenance on the BP, I've looked at it but the project is beyond what I can handle!
      [Reply]

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