3,871 ft
Distance
-559 ft
Descent
00:15:19
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 (14 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • 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
    #232 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1592 in Trail Running
    • #5259 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 55 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Pipeline mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -559 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,370 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,930 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,930 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,371 ft
  • Grade
    -14.5%
  • Grade max
    -45.8%
  • Grade min
    -2.1%
  • Distance down
    3,871 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:19
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:32
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Status:
on Aug 8, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (137 votes)
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  • Icy
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  • Variable
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      Pipeline Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 40 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 915 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 6,672 rides
      • Last: Aug 14, 2022

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      15 Reviews & Comments

      • + 3
      yourenglishisgood (Jun 4, 2022 at 23:42)
      A little narrow in spots on my modern trail limo but once you get a feel for it the trail flows beautifully. Boardwalks, teeters, small to medium rock faces, and creative stone work. A well preserved piece of shore history, and one of my all time favourite trails.
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      sdrvper HMBA (Apr 11, 2022 at 8:57)
      New woodwork is amazing. As a visitor, Pipeline was my favourite black diamond trail that I rode (between 7th, Expresso, floppy). Awesome trail.
      [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]
      • + 2
      liamdubs (Jun 6, 2021 at 8:25)
      its being redone, it's totally removed now.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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
      MTBaboon (May 7, 2021 at 9:52)
      This trail has probably the noisiest teeter totter ever.
      [Reply]
      • - 1
      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
      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]
      • + 1
      heybmay (Apr 3, 2021 at 13:08)
      A step up in difficulty from Expresso but doable and got the adrenaline going.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      the-dh-junkie (Feb 29, 2020 at 19:25)
      Very challenging, compared to expresso this feels like a double black
      [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]
      • + 0
      YukonSean (Aug 26, 2019 at 0:37)
      Classic!! Awesome tech trail with some cool board walks
      [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
      martywis (Mar 27, 2018 at 22:00)
      Good comment the last one!
      [Reply]
      • + 8
      darcraver (Jul 24, 2017 at 14:26)
      "Considered one of the easier North Shore trails". Maybe 10-15 years ago...
      [Reply]





      Videos

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