1,801 ft
Distance
-149 ft
Descent
00:01:53
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Lower Expresso Trail

  • since 2018
    Builder
  • Sarah Brassil
    since 2018
    Builder

Lower Expresso Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (7 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Berm, Bridge, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #13 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 mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -149 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,133 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,282 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,282 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,132 ft
  • Grade
    -8.3%
  • Grade max
    -25.6%
  • Distance down
    1,755 ft
  • Distance flat
    49 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:53
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:00
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Status:
on Aug 10, 2022
Very Dry
Avg: 4.75 (66 votes)
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Lower Expresso Trail Reports

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      Aug 10, 2022 @ 11:54am
      Aug 10, 2022
      Very good and fast.
      Aug 7, 2022 @ 1:50pm
      Aug 7, 2022
      Third and fifth corners are a lil' chunky but good overall
      Jul 21, 2022 @ 10:03am
      Jul 21, 2022
      Jul 5, 2022 @ 9:15am
      Jul 5, 2022
      So fun
      Jun 27, 2022 @ 10:46am
      Jun 27, 2022
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 229 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 6,329 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 43,238 rides
      • Last: Aug 16, 2022

      Photos

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      Jun 27, 2022 @ 1:36pm
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      Jun 27, 2022 @ 1:36pm
      Jun 27, 2022
      234 |
      Sep 9, 2018 @ 5:09pm
      Sep 9, 2018
      309 |
      Feb 11, 2018 @ 11:03pm
      Feb 11, 2018

      Routes with this trail

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      titledistance
      Fromme Quickie West Side Flow3 miles
      No Quarter Classic Loop6 miles
      Intro to Lower Fromme3 miles
      GEC Club Climb to Expresso and Down4 miles

      Trail Events

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      Mcyeetus (Sep 29, 2021 at 18:26)
      Very fun flowy section to end off Expresso. Has some fun chill wooden features to play around with.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      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]
      • + 4
      jayacheess (Jun 25, 2017 at 10:21)
      Excellent addition to Fromme. Awesome work guys!
      [Reply]





      Videos

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      youtuber HOT LAP 6: Orbea Rise: DIGGER: North Shore MTB
      4:14 | 97 | May 20, 2022 , North Vancouver
      youtuber Lower Expresso to Pennzoil | Mount Fromme,...
      2:30 | 1326 | Jun 2, 2018 , North Vancouver
      youtuber LOWER EXPRESSO: North Shore: Trail Review
      4:02 | 171 | Jun 19, 2021 , North Vancouver
      This Trail Is A Dangerous Balance Act With...
      2:16 | 16 | Jul 30, 2022 , North Vancouver
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