2,757 ft
Distance
-537 ft
Descent
00:08:11
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Lower Oilcan Trail

Lower Oilcan Details

  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Oilcan
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #382 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -537 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,586 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,123 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,123 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,586 ft
  • Grade
    -19.466%
  • Grade max
    -34.919%
  • Grade min
    -5.103%
  • Distance down
    2,757 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:11
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Status:
on Jan 14, 2019
Variable
Avg: 3.9 (39 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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  • > 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
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  • 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 Oilcan Trail Reports

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      Jan 14, 2019 @ 1:35pm
      Jan 14, 2019
      Nov 25, 2018 @ 9:24pm
      Nov 25, 2018
      Greasy and chundery. Has never run better
      Nov 25, 2018 @ 9:23pm
      Nov 25, 2018
      Greasy and chundery. Has never run better
      Nov 7, 2018 @ 6:42pm
      Nov 7, 2018
      Nov 7, 2018 @ 5:28pm
      Nov 7, 2018
      Trail is a chunder eroded mess. Last set of storms washed away most of the fresh dirt, end of trail and new exit a particular mess. Jumps were...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 17 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 421 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,289 rides
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      Photos

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      21 |
      Sep 1, 2018 @ 10:41pm
      Sep 1, 2018
      Lower Oilcan, Montreal
      42 |
      May 7, 2018 @ 10:38am
      May 7, 2018
      Lower Oilcan, North Vancouver
      319 |
      May 28, 2016 @ 8:18pm
      May 28, 2016
      Lower Oilcan, North Vancouver
      229 |
      May 12, 2016 @ 1:19am
      May 12, 2016
      Lower Oilcan, North Vancouver

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag daslade (May 12, 2018 at 18:33)
       Fun rock roll, technical descent, some fast sections
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