1,424 ft
Distance
-242 ft
Descent
00:05:56
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Pile of Rocks Trail
  • Oscar N.
    Builder

Pile of Rocks Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (8 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #2983 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #46985 in Trail Running
    • #22228 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 30 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Grouse Mountain

Old skidder road that is rooty and naturally technical, with many small drops and tight turns. Roots can be slippery in the wet. It makes a good link-up with Executioner or Lower Oilcan in terms of difficulty, and location.

Access Info

Accessed off Moutain Hwy just past the 6th switchback, exits back on Mountain Hwy.

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More Stats for Pile of Rocks mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -242 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,174 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,416 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,416 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,175 ft
  • Grade
    -17%
  • Grade max
    -52.1%
  • Grade min
    -2.6%
  • Distance down
    1,424 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:56
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:55
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Status:
on Jun 7, 2022
Wet
Avg: 3.2 (34 votes)
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Pile of Rocks Trail Reports

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      Jun 7, 2022 @ 3:43pm
      Jun 7, 2022
      Jun 2, 2022 @ 8:08pm
      Jun 2, 2022
      A bit wet here and there, but mostly great
      May 9, 2022 @ 4:45pm
      May 9, 2022
      First half definitely needs some time to dry up. The trail work done on that berm is a bit of a mess. Best to walk around any super muddy spots to...
      May 4, 2022 @ 4:52pm
      May 4, 2022
      reporter All good
      Apr 24, 2022 @ 5:56pm
      Apr 24, 2022
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 12 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 443 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,004 rides
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      Photos

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      18 Reviews & Comments

      • + 4
      Wcskinner (May 24, 2019 at 13:46)
       In good conditions, surprisingly more fun than you might expect for an old natural trail like this. This is a fun challenge if you're getting too complacent with the highly manicured stuff over on espresso.
      [Reply]
      • - 3
      bboyshredder (Jul 16, 2019 at 8:41)
       Not worth the climb it sucks .
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      coleymanallen (Aug 12, 2019 at 12:45)
       bock bock boccckkkk
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      Matthewe4nj9R (Sep 8, 2020 at 10:53)
       Very fun.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      Matthewe4nj9R (Sep 22, 2020 at 15:02)
       More fun then you’d think
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      jdbp (Mar 14, 2021 at 10:50)
       f*ck
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      liamdubs (May 29, 2021 at 20:39)
       Pretty fun, did it for the first time today. The name is a bit of a nice joke.
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      altonvs (Jun 18, 2021 at 21:56)
       Props to the trail builder/s that have been working on this, it is riding better than ever. I think this is an underrated little trail that is well worth the time and energy it takes to do a detour lap on the way to 7th Secret, Bookwus or Upper Oilcan. Really appreciate your work guys!
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      Kazuaki (Jun 22, 2021 at 20:51)
       Thank you to the trail builders. Seeing a lot of fresh work on it. Not sure why it’s rated black, very flowy. Didn’t see a pile rocks on this trail either. Smile
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      gildedtrail (Jul 1, 2021 at 14:11)
       Was once a rutted and rooty trail with some fun lines and required proper technique and line choice. Was always a nice warm up detour before trails like executioner and Bookwus.

      The trail has been recently completely reworked and now resembles bobsled or expresso and no longer requires any line choice at all. I hope a lot of newer riders will enjoy this trail but I personally won't be riding it anymore as it's completely changed.

      Just my thoughts, not here to complain about our hard working trail builders.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      judsy27 (Jul 1, 2021 at 22:04)
       Props to the trail builders -- this trail needed a facelift, and the recent work has given it new life. As said above, now a nice little appetizer before executioner, etc. Great work -- thank you!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      MTBaboon (Jul 12, 2021 at 21:13)
       Super fun trail! Fast and flowy while still staying raw and rough. Although it’s short, it’s worth the climb.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Chorton (Aug 1, 2021 at 19:53)
       Rode it today. Nice trail!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Tim-Guertin (Aug 14, 2021 at 19:10)
       Ride it for the first (and second time) today. Very enjoyable so long as you can handle the roughness of the rooty spots. What I liked the most is that you don’t lose so much altitude that oh can do it and then head up again. Almost a warmup trail to do seventh.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Mcyeetus (Sep 25, 2021 at 16:39)
       Chill flow trail, around same difficulty as floppy bunny but super fun when going fast.
      [Reply]
      • - 2
      heybmay (Oct 3, 2021 at 7:34)
       This trail should be called pile of roots. Worth a try, but not the best.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      cannae (Oct 11, 2021 at 15:36)
       I love nothing more than riding this trail as fast as possible before hitting up executioner or lower oil can.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Jake451mx (Oct 19, 2021 at 12:57)
       Great trail right now prefer it with all roots now exposed to make it more natural feeling so works well with 7th secret offering a more well manicured trail centre alternative
      [Reply]





      Videos

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      From flow into JANK | Mt. Fromme
      12:47 | 3 | Jun 29, 2022 , North Vancouver
      BP & Emmy (10 & 8 years old) ride Pile...
      4:20 | 166 | Aug 25, 2021 , North Vancouver
      Pile Of Rocks - Aug 2021
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      Pile of Rocks, Mt  Fromme - A Hilarious Misnomer
      3:24 | 137 | Jul 17, 2021 , North Vancouver
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