2,749 ft
Distance
-517 ft
Descent
00:07:37
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Lower Oilcan Trail

Lower Oilcan Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Oilcan
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #382 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Grouse (top20m) + District of North Vancouver

All mountain trail that meanders back and forth, at times pedally. Some technical bits and steeper sections will challenge the intermediate rider. Trail abruptly ends at a t-junction on the BP after a steep fall line chute. Turn left then head down Skid Rd for a rubble fest that will take you to Skid Road Reroute offering an option to climb sections of No Quarter or continue to Lower Dreamweaver by descending further down Skid Rd and hanging a left.

Access Info

Accessed off Mountain Hwy and exits on the Baden Powell.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lower Oilcan mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -517 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,554 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,071 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,071 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,555 ft
  • Grade
    -18.8%
  • Grade max
    -33%
  • Grade min
    -4.9%
  • Distance down
    2,749 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:37
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:26
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Status:
on Apr 15, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4 (60 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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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Max Vehicle Width
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Radar Time
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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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • 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 Oilcan Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Apr 15, 2021 @ 11:05am
      2 days
      Absolutely mint right now.
      Apr 12, 2021 @ 6:16pm
      Apr 12, 2021
      reporter Pretty sweet
      Apr 7, 2021 @ 6:58pm
      Apr 7, 2021
      reporter Holding up pretty good in the wet
      Apr 5, 2021 @ 6:56pm
      Apr 5, 2021
      reporter
      Rearranged some rocks and dirt to enhance the trail
      Apr 2, 2021 @ 10:19pm
      Apr 2, 2021
      Running great
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 58 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 852 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 5,046 rides
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      Photos

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      498 |
      May 28, 2016 @ 8:18pm
      May 28, 2016
      330 |
      May 12, 2016 @ 1:19am
      May 12, 2016
      496 |
      May 12, 2016 @ 12:48am
      May 12, 2016
      852 |
      Jul 22, 2009 @ 10:13pm
      Jul 22, 2009

      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      oilcan/crippler via dreamveaver
      5 miles
      PHMB-NV-ADV-DAY-1
      4 miles
      Fromme Top to Bottom 1
      5 miles
      Fromme All Trails 2018
      45 miles

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      daslade (May 12, 2018 at 18:33)
       Fun rock roll, technical descent, some fast sections
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      eh-cee (Jul 17, 2019 at 10:04)
       Anyone lose a pair of sunglasses on that trail yesterday? If so please PM me!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Edu888 (Aug 21, 2019 at 23:08)
       Easier than Pipeline, but harder than 7th Secret. IMO not that great of a trail other than the two gap jumps, when compared to Pipeline. Lots of technical sections that just didn't feel that fun compared to what's on Pipeline. Still a fun trail though.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      SmartyPantz (Jun 7, 2020 at 15:34)
       Some good old fashion north shore jank with a couple nice jumps and a few smoothish sections
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      darcraver (Aug 11, 2020 at 19:35)
       One of my favorite trails on Fromme. Good n gnarly, but without high consequences like on some of the tougher trails like Upper Crippler.
      [Reply]

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