1,352 ft
Distance
-90 ft
Descent
00:03:11
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Upper Griffen Trail

Upper Griffen Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (4 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #144 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    District of North Vancouver

An easier trail on the shore. Can be climbed as well.

Access Info

Take the main road up fromme, turn right before the first switch back.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper Griffen bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -92 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,130 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,222 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,222 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,129 ft
  • Grade
    -6.8%
  • Grade max
    -16.3%
  • Grade min
    -1.2%
  • Distance down
    1,352 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:11
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:57
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Status:
on Jul 30, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3.8 (51 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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      Upper Griffen Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 30, 2021 @ 10:47am
      Jul 30, 2021
      Jul 21, 2021 @ 5:53pm
      Jul 21, 2021
      reporter new work and berms are running great, not sure about that plank I mentioned before.
      Jul 11, 2021 @ 7:02pm
      Jul 11, 2021
      two broken planks on the last wood feature. Still rideable with caution
      Jul 10, 2021 @ 6:00pm
      Jul 10, 2021
      reporter
      Raked the trail for loose rocks. The final wood feature has two broken slats.
      Jul 3, 2021 @ 2:33pm
      Jul 3, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 97 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 2,215 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 10,405 rides
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      Photos

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      61 |
      May 7, 2019 @ 4:22pm
      May 7, 2019
      107 |
      Jan 1, 2019 @ 1:55pm
      Jan 1, 2019
      74 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 3:52pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      1,315 |
      Jan 20, 2016 @ 5:38pm
      Jan 20, 2016

      Routes with this trail

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      titleratingdistance
      Fromme Novice Route
      5 miles
      7th Secret, Leppard, Crinkum Crankum, Griffen
      8 miles
      Bobsled, Griffen Trail
      3 miles
      Fromme Quickie East
      4 miles

      Trail Events

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      JTJ10 (Apr 24, 2020 at 20:07)
       Great blue tech trail, if you have done trails like bobsled and your wondering what some rocks and roots feel like I would recommend this trail as its kinda XC and not too steep but still lots of fun. Just be weary of going to middle griffen as it isnt in that good of condition now a days and has some very tight corners and even a non-roll drop(which you dont usually see on blue trails but is clearly indicated by the huge amount of scrape marks from people's gears and pedals). I would recommend taking a right and going down king of the shore if you are a more beginner rider.
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      Videos

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      North Shore Mountain Biking - Griffen - Mount...
      7:02 | 469 | Jul 18, 2020 , North Vancouver
      My Favourite Loop - Upper Griffen
      10:22 | 372 | Jun 12, 2020 , North Vancouver
      Fromme from top to bottom, no cuts!
      17:45 | 201 | Nov 7, 2019 , North Vancouver
      youtuber Technical XC on the North Shore: Griffen ||...
      6:49 | 483 | Nov 1, 2019 , North Vancouver
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