1,572 ft
Distance
-128 ft
Descent
00:02:26
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Pingu Trail

Pingu Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Seymour
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • 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
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 80 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 trail
  • Altitude change
    -128 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,360 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,488 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,488 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,358 ft
  • Grade
    -8.1%
  • Grade max
    -19%
  • Grade min
    -2.6%
  • Distance down
    1,572 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:26
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:34
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Status:
on Jul 25, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (93 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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      Pingu Trail Reports

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      Jul 25, 2021 @ 11:30am
      Jul 25, 2021
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      Tree is cleared.
      Jul 25, 2021 @ 10:14am
      Jul 25, 2021
      Downed Tree
      Jul 24, 2021 @ 5:55pm
      Jul 24, 2021
      Down tree...
      Jul 18, 2021 @ 12:02pm
      Jul 18, 2021
      Dry and dusty, but running well.
      Jul 18, 2021 @ 9:27am
      Jul 18, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 88 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 3,888 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 14,826 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 21, 2020 @ 3:15pm
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      Jul 22, 2016 @ 7:26am
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      Dec 24, 2014 @ 12:36pm
      Dec 24, 2014

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      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 3
      y7kim (Jul 18, 2016 at 17:38)
       Is the ladder over the step down going to be permanent now? I hope not...
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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]
      • + 0
      kupos (Jun 5, 2021 at 15:57)
       Great flowy trail. Easier than Pangor, and one of the easier Blacks on the mountain.
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