3,876 ft
Distance
7 ft
Climb
-290 ft
Descent
00:07:08
Avg time

North Road Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Burnaby Mountain / SFU
    Burnaby, British Columbia
  • AKA
    Youth Corp's Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Ladder Bridge, Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #12442 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

Nice flattish trail to get you started on BC style features. The trail consists of four sections defined by the two North Road Access trails (upper and lower) and Pipeline trail that cross it. It starts right at the end of Dead Moped, where there is a "skills park", basically a few built up features that can be sessioned easily although they haven't been maintained in a long time.
The first three sections have optional skinnies and ladder bridges that have easy ride-arounds. Great opportunity to practice your skills and build some confidence on some elevated (1 foot off the ground) features.
The fourth section is a little faster with the gradient increasing ever so slightly. It will be over before you know it. Turn right at Jim's Jungle to go back to Pipeline and Powerline if you want to do a second ride. Turn left and it will spit you right out onto North Road

Disclaimer

You will see lots of people, kids, dogs, etc., on the trail. Be aware, courteous and slow down to ensure everyone gets along

Local Trail Association
More Stats for North Road Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -283 ft
  • Altitude min
    232 ft
  • Altitude max
    518 ft
  • Altitude start
    515 ft
  • Altitude end
    232 ft
  • Grade
    -7.313%
  • Grade max
    -47.132%
  • Grade min
    7.624%
  • Distance climb
    137 ft
  • Distance down
    3,431 ft
  • Distance flat
    308 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:08
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:47
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Status:
on Jan 12, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.75 (22 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      North Road Trail Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 12, 2019 @ 3:30pm
      Jan 12, 2019
      Dec 30, 2018 @ 5:24pm
      Dec 30, 2018
      Trees all taken down. Muddy in isolated areas.
      Dec 21, 2018 @ 1:51pm
      Dec 21, 2018
      Large tree down across trail, blocking trail. This is in the top section near the skills park, about midway down. About 10-12". Lots of smaller...
      Oct 30, 2018 @ 11:19am
      Oct 30, 2018
      Oct 22, 2018 @ 9:54am
      Oct 22, 2018
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 5 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 267 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,431 rides
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      Photos

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      32 |
      Dec 2, 2017 @ 11:20pm
      Dec 2, 2017
      North Road Trail, My City
      29 |
      Dec 2, 2017 @ 11:20pm
      Dec 2, 2017
      North Road Trail, My City
      152 |
      Sep 25, 2016 @ 9:27pm
      Sep 25, 2016
      North Road Trail, Burnaby
      385 |
      Oct 27, 2015 @ 9:13pm
      Oct 27, 2015
      North Road Trail, Vancouver

      Routes with this trail

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      Trail Events

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 2
      flag pirati (Jul 24, 2016 at 19:02)
       Great beginner/intermediate trail with some bridges, can be ridden in both directions.
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