2,105 ft
Distance
13 ft
Climb
-467 ft
Descent
00:07:21
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Lower Crippler Trail

Lower Crippler Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (5 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Rock Face, Roller Coaster
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #591 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 55 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 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
    00:07:21
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Status:
on Oct 3, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.55 (37 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Downhill Primary
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • 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
  • 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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      Lower Crippler Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 6:01pm
      Oct 3, 2019
      Lower C seemed to escape relatively unscathed from the rain. All features grippy and good to go.
      Sep 4, 2019 @ 1:18pm
      Sep 4, 2019
      reporter Roller coaster rebuilt and ready to ride!
      Aug 22, 2019 @ 7:27pm
      Aug 22, 2019
      reporter The rain helped. Awesome
      Aug 15, 2019 @ 11:42am
      Aug 15, 2019
      Beautiful and Slabby as usual! Trail and chunder are in perfect condition.
      Aug 8, 2019 @ 7:32am
      Aug 8, 2019
      Slabs and features are clear and the roller coaster is near completion. Thanks Andy
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 326 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 880 rides
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      Photos

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      Routes with this trail

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      PHMB-NV-ADV-DAY-1
      4 miles
      Fromme All Trails 2018
      45 miles
      oilcan/crippler via dreamveaver
      5 miles
      7th Secret 3 Ways
      20 miles

      5 Reviews & 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,
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag KBSSA (Mar 9, 2019 at 15:45)
       Rollercoaster is gone
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag chris2 (Mar 21, 2019 at 11:36)
       The rollercoaster is being rebuilt this year and is currently blocked off for construction.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag namron88 (Aug 20, 2019 at 20:52)
       Sizeable Rock (16"x 10") knocked loose in shoot immediately after the first rock roll.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag 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]

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