2,301 ft
Distance
-576 ft
Descent
00:11:02
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Upper Crippler Trail

Upper Crippler Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (4 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #20284 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 40 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
    00:11:02
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Status:
on Sep 4, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.05 (18 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
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  • 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
  • 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
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      Upper Crippler Trail Reports

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      Sep 4, 2019 @ 1:18pm
      Sep 4, 2019
      reporter
      Aug 4, 2019 @ 2:24pm
      Aug 4, 2019
      reporter Super great time to ride this trail. It’s riding well
      Apr 13, 2019 @ 2:36pm
      Apr 13, 2019
      reporter Awesome trail, really needs to be preserved as an original north shore classic.
      Mar 29, 2019 @ 4:00pm
      Mar 29, 2019
      i'd like to express my undying love for this trail
      Jan 14, 2019 @ 4:21pm
      Jan 14, 2019
      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.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 132 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 225 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 4, 2019 @ 7:49pm
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      Mar 22, 2019 @ 10:01pm
      Mar 22, 2019
      577 |
      Sep 15, 2015 @ 7:33pm
      Sep 15, 2015
      778 |
      Oct 20, 2014 @ 1:34pm
      Oct 20, 2014

      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

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      Fromme All Trails 2018
      45 miles
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      32 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 3
      flag vancity (Jul 15, 2018 at 12:44)
       True old-school NS jank
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      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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