1,424 ft
Distance
-102 ft
Descent
00:03:15
Avg time
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Upper Griffen Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (7 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
    #156 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #515 in Trail Running
    • #2337 in Hiking
  • 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 multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -104 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,130 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,234 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,234 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,129 ft
  • Grade
    -7.3%
  • Grade max
    -16.3%
  • Grade min
    -1.2%
  • Distance down
    1,424 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:15
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:02
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Status:
on Jul 25, 2022
Dry
Avg: 3.75 (52 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Upper Griffen Trail Reports

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      Jul 25, 2022 @ 12:20pm
      Jul 25, 2022
      reporter Running well, a few rocks and roots poking out but I’m not complaining!
      Jul 10, 2022 @ 9:11am
      Jul 10, 2022
      Jul 6, 2022 @ 8:58am
      Jul 6, 2022
      Jun 8, 2022 @ 6:04pm
      Jun 8, 2022
      Pretty good. Not steep by any means, but a good exercise for those wanting some easy tech
      Jun 1, 2022 @ 3:28pm
      Jun 1, 2022
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 56 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,728 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      All
      • 16,361 rides
      • Last: Aug 8, 2022

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      88 |
      May 7, 2019 @ 4:22pm
      May 7, 2019
      139 |
      Jan 1, 2019 @ 1:55pm
      Jan 1, 2019
      91 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 3:52pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      1,358 |
      Jan 20, 2016 @ 5:38pm
      Jan 20, 2016

      Routes with this trail

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      titledistance
      Fromme Novice Route5 miles
      Angel's Route3 miles
      7th Secret, Leppard, Crinkum Crankum, Griffen8 miles
      Bobsled, Griffen Trail3 miles

      Trail Events

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 2
      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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      Crinkum Crankum, Kirkford, Griffen - Mount...
      10:21 | 13 | Aug 1, 2022 , North Vancouver
      Back on Mount Fromme!
      11:43 | 136 | Apr 7, 2022 , North Vancouver
      North Shore Mountain Biking - Griffen - Mount...
      7:02 | 678 | Jul 18, 2020 , North Vancouver
      My Favourite Loop - Upper Griffen
      10:22 | 523 | Jun 12, 2020 , North Vancouver
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