1.7 miles
Distance
1,093 ft
Climb
-26 ft
Descent
00:23:44
Avg time

Old Buck Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Seymour
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #325 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #750 in Trail Running
    • #1105 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    BC Parks

Oh, Old Buck. It's mostly a wide gravel access trail following a buried power cable straight up the hill. A few grade reversals were put in years back but it really hasn't lost much of it's grindy nature. However, if you're on the East side of Seymour, this is the most efficient way up. Riders will almost exclusively use this as a climb but it is a fully multi-use trail with lots of hikers and dog walkers. Although the trail continues to Mt Seymour Rd above the first switchback (and beyond for hikers), most riders will choose to take a left onto the Baden Powell and climb toward Pangor/Boogieman and the Severed/Adonis/Dale's area. The second left onto the powerline road also gains you access to Pingu.

Adaptive Bike Info
aMTB 1 Rating: No obstacles exist. Wide enough. Can be ridden confidently solo.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Old Buck bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,066 ft
  • Altitude min
    395 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,468 ft
  • Altitude start
    395 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,461 ft
  • Grade
    11.91%
  • Grade max
    -14.165%
  • Grade min
    51.982%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    606 ft
  • Distance flat
    192 ft
  • Avg time
    00:23:44
  • Avg reverse time
    00:29:31
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on Oct 2, 2021
Wet
Avg: 2.85 (19 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      Directions to old-buck trailhead (49.323050, -122.972210)

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 67 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 3,114 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
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      • 8,733 rides
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      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      taprider (Mar 3, 2019 at 8:13)
       90% clear of snow
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      bboyshredder (Sep 14, 2019 at 17:18)
       Steep gravel climb, if your wondering why people shuttle Seymour its the climb, and after you pass the power lines that's when the party starts.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Banders2 (Oct 11, 2020 at 16:50)
       Found some glasses at the Baden Powell intersection this afternoon. Let me know if you are looking for them.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Banders2 (Oct 11, 2020 at 16:53)
       Found some glasses at the top today. Let me know if you are looking for them.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      vtradez (Nov 15, 2020 at 19:52)
       Steep trail, it's a challenging climb.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      Edu888 (Dec 9, 2020 at 15:52)
       Not too bad until it crosses Powerlines, definitely feels like an efficient way to get up the mountain from Old buck lot compared to traversing over to GSM.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      octet (Feb 27, 2021 at 20:53)
       A bit stiff, but also the fastest ride to the top of corkscrew or CBC, IMO. Good Sir Martin is more twisty and detours out of the way, and straight up Buck cuts off a loop on Mtn. Highway. GSM is good for the second lap, since you are already over near Academy, etc.
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      Videos

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