2,749 ft
Distance
-517 ft
Descent
00:07:52
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers 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
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Drop, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster, Skinny, Teeter Totter, Wallride
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #445 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #5999 in Trail Running
    • #5239 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 70 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
    00:07:52
  • Avg reverse time
    00:21:43
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Status:
on May 14, 2022
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Avg: 4.05 (69 votes)
Your vote: 0

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Lower Oilcan Trail Reports

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      May 14, 2022 @ 3:56pm
      May 14, 2022
      reporter
      Cleared some drains, raked some rock, did some armouring, threw some dirt. Worked out way up from the bottom to the step down.
      Apr 28, 2022 @ 3:55pm
      Apr 28, 2022
      Running great. Couple of puddles but other then that perfect. Thabks to the builders for adding/updating a few features.
      Apr 17, 2022 @ 11:46am
      Apr 17, 2022
      Apr 16, 2022 @ 2:10pm
      Apr 16, 2022
      Almost perfect
      Apr 9, 2022 @ 6:55pm
      Apr 9, 2022
      Trail is running great right now!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 54 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 647 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 8,032 rides
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      Photos

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      May 28, 2016 @ 8:18pm
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      May 12, 2016 @ 1:19am
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      May 12, 2016 @ 12:48am
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      934 |
      Jul 22, 2009 @ 10:13pm
      Jul 22, 2009

      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

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      11 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]
      • + 1
      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]
      • + 0
      MTBaboon (Jun 17, 2021 at 10:47)
       Basically the north shore version of a dh course.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      cannae (Sep 5, 2021 at 10:11)
       One of the easier gnar trails on the upper parts of fromme. Lots of super fun lines and can be ridden at a fair amount of speed. I love this trail and ride it on days where I want gnar but nothing high consequence.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Mcyeetus (Sep 25, 2021 at 16:37)
       Great trail. Like a downhill trail with only little pedally parts. Around same difficulty as 7th secret.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Jake451mx (Oct 18, 2021 at 22:18)
       Best of the black trails on my fromme for me so far, more natural- more fun
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      komar (Nov 29, 2021 at 17:06)
       This is my favorite trail on Fromme. Lots of roots and can be ridden at a good pace compared to the majority of other trails. The trail crew was pimping out the first step down into the right hander today.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      ekaczor (Jan 22, 2022 at 13:02)
       Several trees down across trail and still some snow through the first third of the trail.
      [Reply]





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