2,301 ft
Distance
-576 ft
Descent
00:11:01
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Upper Crippler Trail

Upper Crippler Details

  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Global Ranking
    #20284 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    District of North Vancouver

One of the more natural trails with many natural and some man-made TTFs with steep and exceptionally rooty sections. Like Grannies, this trail will own you in the wet.

Access Info

Accessed off Mountain Hwy by an opening in the forest that looks like a road. Heading down the trail where Grannies heads west and an old section of unmaintained trail continues down Crippler turns off Granies and heads south to Baden Powell.

More Stats for Upper Crippler bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -576 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,322 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,898 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,898 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,322 ft
  • Grade
    -25.018%
  • Grade max
    -35.39%
  • Grade min
    -15.483%
  • Distance down
    2,301 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:01
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Status:
on Jan 14, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.65 (12 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Upper Crippler Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 14, 2019 @ 4:21pm
      1 days
      2 trees down top 1/3 of upper crippler. Maybe 10” and 8”. Too big to move by myself but could be cut with a handsaw or moved with a couple guys.
      Sep 6, 2018 @ 8:27pm
      Sep 6, 2018
      report refers to just Middle Crippler hero conditions
      Jul 14, 2018 @ 10:53am
      Jul 14, 2018
      In great shape.
      May 15, 2018 @ 9:05am
      May 15, 2018
      reporter running great in the dry
      Apr 23, 2018 @ 8:01pm
      Apr 23, 2018
      Running well, if a little bit slippery. Really underrated, often challenging tech trail
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 48 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 225 rides
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      Photos

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      Apr 26, 2016 @ 7:19pm
      Apr 26, 2016
      Upper Crippler, North Vancouver
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      Sep 15, 2015 @ 7:33pm
      Sep 15, 2015
      Upper Crippler, North Vancouver
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      Oct 20, 2014 @ 1:34pm
      Oct 20, 2014
      Upper Crippler, North Vancouver

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag vancity (Jul 15, 2018 at 12:44)
       True old-school NS jank
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag jayacheess (Dec 3, 2018 at 20:43)
       Such a janky trail. A couple of the tech sections are easily as hard as anything on Ladies/Lower Ladies - mostly because of the janky roll-ins.
      [Reply]

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