3,869 ft
Distance
-597 ft
Descent
00:16:01
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Pipeline Trail

Pipeline Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (11 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
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 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 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
    00:16:01
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:07
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Status:
on Jun 14, 2021
Wet
Avg: 4.3 (126 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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      Pipeline Trail Reports

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      Jun 14, 2021 @ 1:10pm
      2 days
      Wet but grippy on woodwork
      Jun 7, 2021 @ 10:09pm
      Jun 7, 2021
      Feels like some new rocks or redone armor along parts of the trail. After yesterday's rain these are real slick. But always a fun, amazing trail!
      Jun 4, 2021 @ 8:27pm
      Jun 4, 2021
      Rode great this eve, however rain started around 8 and likely wet.
      Jun 2, 2021 @ 10:30pm
      Jun 2, 2021
      There is work being done on the long classic skinny. Will be a while till it is ready to be ridden again. Top was wet at a few rocky parts lower...
      Jun 2, 2021 @ 10:30pm
      Jun 2, 2021
      Work is being done on the long skinny feature which won’t be open for a couple of weeks. Top was wet at a few rocky parts lower parts was...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 48 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 820 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,868 rides
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      Photos

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      Oct 25, 2020 @ 10:27pm
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      Oct 25, 2020 @ 10:27pm
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      Jun 18, 2017 @ 3:06pm
      Jun 18, 2017
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      Mar 23, 2017 @ 7:34pm
      Mar 23, 2017

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      13 Reviews & Comments

      • + 5
      darcraver (Jul 24, 2017 at 14:26)
       "Considered one of the easier North Shore trails". Maybe 10-15 years ago...
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      martywis (Mar 27, 2018 at 22:00)
       Good comment the last one!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      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]
      • + 0
      YukonSean (Aug 26, 2019 at 0:37)
       Classic!! Awesome tech trail with some cool board walks
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      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
      the-dh-junkie (Feb 29, 2020 at 19:25)
       Very challenging, compared to expresso this feels like a double black
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      heybmay (Apr 3, 2021 at 13:08)
       A step up in difficulty from Expresso but doable and got the adrenaline going.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      liamdubs (Apr 19, 2021 at 20:17)
       They are totally redoing the iconic woodwork at the top of pipeline, its all gone now. The trail is still rideable and running good though.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      kupos (May 2, 2021 at 16:33)
       Great fun trail if you prefer something techie. Kind of similar to 7th Secret but requires slightly more precise lines. Very fun scenic detour skinny!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      MTBaboon (May 7, 2021 at 9:52)
       This trail has probably the noisiest teeter totter ever.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      octet (May 21, 2021 at 16:23)
       If whoever is rebuilding the woodwork on this needs help, I've time. I sent an email into the nsmba.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      adnauseam (Jun 4, 2021 at 20:31)
       Rode this today for the first time. Pumped to try the wood work, especially the horseshoe turn with the Teeter.. however we couldn't find it. Perhaps we missed a split in the trail? Still very fun with lots of proper jank near the bottom that's def challenging
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      liamdubs (Jun 6, 2021 at 8:25)
       its being redone, it's totally removed now.
      [Reply]

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