2,105 ft
Distance
13 ft
Climb
-467 ft
Descent
00:09:00
Avg time
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Lower Crippler 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
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Rock Face, Roller Coaster
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #920 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #10817 in Trail Running
    • #4337 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    District of North Vancouver

A quick little trail near the bottom of Fromme. The trail features some jank, including some reasonable rock faces, a roller-coaster and a big bridge that extends across a small valley. A very fun trail when combined with Upper Crippler or Grannies.

Access Info

From Grannies, make a left turn (East) onto the Baden and the trail is on your right within a very short ride.

The trailhead is fairly obvious and is identifiable by the mostly granite entrance.

More Stats for Lower Crippler mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -453 ft
  • Altitude min
    937 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,390 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,390 ft
  • Altitude end
    937 ft
  • Grade
    -21.521%
  • Grade max
    -52.822%
  • Grade min
    14.965%
  • Distance climb
    115 ft
  • Distance down
    1,967 ft
  • Distance flat
    23 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:00
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:23
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Status:
on Sep 12, 2021
Wet
Avg: 4.6 (52 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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      Lower Crippler Trail Reports

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      Sep 12, 2021 @ 4:03pm
      Sep 12, 2021
      Small Tree fallen 3/4 way down, below the S turns and above the chute down to the creek.
      Sep 8, 2021 @ 5:36pm
      Sep 8, 2021
      Aug 11, 2021 @ 7:44am
      Aug 11, 2021
      Aug 8, 2021 @ 12:06pm
      Aug 8, 2021
      No puddles, roots a bit wet but not overly slippery. Should be perfect by tomorrow.
      Jul 15, 2021 @ 6:51pm
      Jul 15, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 15 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 646 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,944 rides
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      Photos

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      Jan 13, 2021 @ 12:26pm
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      54 |
      Oct 26, 2020 @ 1:24pm
      Oct 26, 2020
      53 |
      Aug 23, 2020 @ 9:07pm
      Aug 23, 2020
      65 |
      Aug 23, 2020 @ 9:07pm
      Aug 23, 2020

      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      Training Fromme 1
      5 miles
      PHMB-NV-ADV-DAY-1
      4 miles
      On The Other Side of Fromme
      4 miles
      Fromme Top to Bottom 1
      5 miles

      10 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      tonestar (Dec 27, 2017 at 0:53)
       Tree down across trail about 100 yard below the St Mary's crossing. About 10-12" in diameter,
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      fredfmc1978 (Mar 9, 2019 at 15:45)
       Rollercoaster is gone
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      chris2 (Mar 21, 2019 at 11:36)
       The rollercoaster is being rebuilt this year and is currently blocked off for construction.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      namron88 (Aug 20, 2019 at 20:52)
       Sizeable Rock (16"x 10") knocked loose in shoot immediately after the first rock roll.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      vancity (Aug 31, 2019 at 14:12)
       This trail is a super fun finisher if you are parked on Braemar Road. A wooden A-frame feature, fun rock rolls, a soon-to-be-finished rollercoaster which looks amazing, a couple jaunty little skinnies on the lower half. Or, bike the first half of Lower Crippler and then cut over to Lower Digger on St. Mary's Trail to finish the day off with some jumpy flow.
      [Reply]
      • - 2
      DMoney0041 (Sep 26, 2020 at 12:20)
       Insanely difficult tech and rock slabs until it crosses st Mary’s then it gets quite a bit easier.
      Should be double black
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      zwass (Jan 26, 2021 at 10:44)
       Wood features are definitely double-black with solid black tech ride-arounds possible.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      LoveDh (Feb 28, 2021 at 11:50)
       Thank you to whoever built the new feature and rebuilt the old skinny on the last 200m of trail!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      liamdubs (Apr 27, 2021 at 19:47)
       I can understand arguments for not being double black, but logically to me that would push the rating of a lot of fromme trails down to blue (floppy bunny, kirkford, krinkum, expresso all come to mind).

      Definitely one to practice and learn the lines on.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      goodsirmartin SHORE CORPS (Jun 9, 2021 at 14:57)
       The replacement woodwork on Lower Crippler is probably the best built woodwork I’ve ever seen. So solid, beautifully built and rides perfectly. Thank you thank you to the builder
      [Reply]

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