3,869 ft
Distance
-597 ft
Descent
00:14:34
Avg time
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Pipeline Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (5 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Ladder Bridge, Skinny, Teeter Totter
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #100 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Grouse (top 20m) + District of North Vancouver

Contains optional TTFs, steep rough terrain and moderately steep natural TTFs. Quite technical. Definitely very different from the new school trails and a step up in difficulty as well. It is well maintained and can be ridden with a decent amount of speed. A good introduction to the more challenging old-school trails.

Access Info

Accessed off Mtn Hwy past the 5th switchback at the large clearing about 20 meters
past Ladies Only.

More Stats for Pipeline mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -597 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,336 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,932 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,932 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,336 ft
  • Grade
    -15.426%
  • Grade max
    -33.115%
  • Grade min
    1.908%
  • Distance climb
    40 ft
  • Distance down
    3,828 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:34
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:37
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Status:
on Jul 26, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.25 (113 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • 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
  • Other Other
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      Pipeline Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 26, 2020 @ 2:48pm
      Jul 26, 2020
      Took care of the last hump on the rock coaster. Back to ridable status. Part of the issue was caused by a braid that had opened up to the right of...
      Jul 21, 2020 @ 7:48pm
      Jul 21, 2020
      As others have mentioned, several important lines are dangerous due to large rocks that have moved or fallen. Also when is the woodwork at the top...
      Jul 20, 2020 @ 8:43pm
      Jul 20, 2020
      A lot of sketchy loose and missing rockwork
      Jul 18, 2020 @ 4:21pm
      Jul 18, 2020
      Jul 18, 2020 @ 4:20pm
      Jul 18, 2020
      It feels pretty neglected at this point. Lots of stonework is falling apart with rocks being dangerously wobbly and some features with stones...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 16 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 489 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,995 rides
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      Photos

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      87 |
      Dec 7, 2019 @ 10:31pm
      Dec 7, 2019
      43 |
      Dec 4, 2019 @ 3:47am
      Dec 4, 2019
      376 |
      Jun 18, 2017 @ 3:06pm
      Jun 18, 2017
      293 |
      Mar 23, 2017 @ 7:34pm
      Mar 23, 2017

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      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 6
      flag darcraver (Jul 24, 2017 at 14:26)
       "Considered one of the easier North Shore trails". Maybe 10-15 years ago...
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag MBFC (Mar 27, 2018 at 22:00)
       Good comment the last one!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag crashelman (Sep 14, 2018 at 11:28)
       A bit more challenging than expresso? Steeps a bit steeper. Iconic raised boardwalk with teeter totter and hairpin
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag YukonSean (Aug 26, 2019 at 0:37)
       Classic!! Awesome tech trail with some cool board walks
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag intox (Nov 9, 2019 at 14:48)
       Just after the teeter and leading out of the hairpin, there is a broken support on one side of the ladder. On Nov 8th it was marked with 2 branches in an X. Careful.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag cmac04 (Feb 29, 2020 at 19:25)
       Very challenging, compared to expresso this feels like a double black
      [Reply]

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