1,565 ft
Distance
-105 ft
Descent
00:02:21
Avg time
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Pingu Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Seymour
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #37 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    District of North Vancouver

Yet another classic brought back from the dead thanks to the NSMBA TAP program. New tables, optional step down and plenty of fast & flowy terrain, the trail is good for big or little bikes. The old drop has recently got a tranny with rumour of a higher, shorter take off in the near future. Avoid the chunder exit by riding straight across Incline to connect to the BP along the short & sweet Pingor Connector built by the Shore Corps.

Access Info

Accessed from the powerlines and ending at the Baden Powell.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Pingu mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -105 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,364 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,469 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,469 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,365 ft
  • Grade
    -6.7%
  • Grade max
    -16%
  • Grade min
    0.8%
  • Distance down
    1,385 ft
  • Distance flat
    135 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:21
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:52
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Status:
on Aug 1, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (81 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Pingu Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 69 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 2,304 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 6,602 rides
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      Apr 4, 2020 @ 9:39am
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      Jul 22, 2016 @ 7:26am
      Jul 22, 2016
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      Dec 24, 2014 @ 12:36pm
      Dec 24, 2014

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      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 3
      flag y7kim (Jul 18, 2016 at 17:38)
       Is the ladder over the step down going to be permanent now? I hope not...
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag lvshore103 (Feb 29, 2020 at 19:36)
       Danger: 3rd drop from the top had been modified and is now higher. I've ridden this trail 100s of times and never had a problem rollong over all drops. Now it seems that there's been some work on the 3rd one from the top and, if taken in the middle, it's become a mandatory jump. There is no warning, and the modification is not obvious from above. There is still an OK roll line on the side, but you have to know it. If you're not OK jumping it, it's best to approach with caution!
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      flag joewoywitka NSMBA (Mar 7, 2020 at 19:33)
       That line had been a mandatory drop for the majority of the trails history. The old log that supported the trail had rotted away (making it roll-able) and the trail was ready to collapse: m.pinkbike.com/photo/18368337

      I cribbed in the drop with a new piece of cedar to retain the trail and bring it back to its former state. You can see what it used to look like in older photos: ep1.pinkbike.org/p6pb8209236/p6pb8209236.jpg

      I may make it roll-able in the future, but the trail is a black and all the drops have ride-arounds.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag mtbmudhoney NSMBA (Mar 7, 2020 at 21:02)
       Great job Joe! Thanks for restoring the original challenge. It is still rollable if you don’t mind steep rolls
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag lvshore103 (Mar 7, 2020 at 22:05)
       Thanks for clarifying Joe, and for the good work on the trail. The drop is certainly more solid now and will last a while! Only problem is, I think, that it's done so well that it blends in and one (or i at least) can't tell that something has changed until one's right upon it (or below itWink . So I put the comment for anyone else who follows their old lines, like me and might get surprised. And yes, there is a good ride-around, as well as a line to roll it.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag bboyshredder (Mar 20, 2020 at 8:20)
       Awesome trail jumps are very well made but the last jump is pretty sketchy and if you case your bike you will get a flat so bring a spare tire.
      [Reply]

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