2,105 ft
Distance
13 ft
Climb
-467 ft
Descent
00:07:03
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Lower Crippler Trail

Lower Crippler Details

  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face, Roller Coaster
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #591 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 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 nice flowing lines, 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 bike 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
    00:07:03
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Status:
on Jan 14, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.5 (27 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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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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
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      Lower Crippler Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 14, 2019 @ 1:35pm
      1 days
      Oct 8, 2018 @ 7:27pm
      Oct 8, 2018
      reporter Fun stuff
      Sep 18, 2018 @ 1:34pm
      Sep 18, 2018
      reporter rode the top bit of lower crippler and it was all good
      Aug 19, 2018 @ 3:33pm
      Aug 19, 2018
      Running good but a little loose. Roller coaster is rideable but pretty janky and dilapidated
      Jul 14, 2018 @ 10:53am
      Jul 14, 2018
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 152 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 880 rides
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      Photos

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      131 |
      Feb 5, 2018 @ 4:30pm
      Feb 5, 2018
      Lower Crippler, Vancouver
      393 |
      May 2, 2016 @ 3:48pm
      May 2, 2016
      | 1 comments Lower Crippler, North Vancouver
      528 |
      Apr 26, 2016 @ 7:41pm
      Apr 26, 2016
      Lower Crippler, North Vancouver
      463 |
      Sep 15, 2015 @ 6:51pm
      Sep 15, 2015
      Lower Crippler, North Vancouver

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      PHMB-NV-ADV-DAY-1
      4 miles
      Fromme All Trails 2018
      45 miles
      7th Secret 3 Ways
      20 miles
      Fromme Top to Bottom 1
      5 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 2
      flag 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,
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