1,803 ft
Distance
15 ft
Climb
-177 ft
Descent
00:01:51
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Lower Expresso Trail

Lower Expresso Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Dark Roost
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Berm, Jump, Gap Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #84 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2017
  • Land Manager
    DNV

Built with a true community effort, led by the Race Face Shore Corps to connect Expresso with Pennzoil to create one continuous descent, the trail has high speed sections, pumps & rollers and even a couple of A Frame/launchers and table tops to keep things interesting. Everything is rollable so there's no consequences for the intermediate rider. Hit the rock roll near the exit for a happy ending. Thanks to all of the community supporters and volunteers who put their skin in the game including Sacre-Davey Engineering, Steed Cycles, Santa Cruz Bicycles, Arc'teryx & Methanex. Thank you to the District of North Vancouver for the permission and support to build the trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lower Expresso bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -162 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,122 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,284 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,284 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,122 ft
  • Grade
    -8.99%
  • Grade max
    -27.709%
  • Grade min
    8.277%
  • Distance climb
    307 ft
  • Distance down
    1,345 ft
  • Distance flat
    151 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:51
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Status:
on Oct 6, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.75 (33 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • popular
  • less popular
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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

  • 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 Expresso Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 162 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 4,497 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 5,531 rides
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      Photos

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      79 |
      Sep 9, 2018 @ 5:09pm
      Sep 9, 2018
      85 |
      Jun 30, 2018 @ 10:48pm
      Jun 30, 2018
      130 |
      May 10, 2018 @ 10:20pm
      May 10, 2018
      184 |
      Feb 11, 2018 @ 11:03pm
      Feb 11, 2018

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      Flow Loop 1
      2 miles
      PHMB-NV-ADV-DAY-1
      4 miles
      FWS18 #8 - Comor Sports
      5 miles
      Fromme All Trails 2018
      45 miles

      Trail Events

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 4
      flag jayacheess (Jun 25, 2017 at 10:21)
       Excellent addition to Fromme. Awesome work guys!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag NSMBA NSMBA (Apr 29, 2019 at 16:31)
       Please note that Lower Expresso will be closed from 8am-12pm on May 2nd, 2019 as the District of North Vancouver will be conducting a Wildfire training exercise.

      If you have any questions, please contact info@nsmba.ca
      [Reply]

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