1,468 ft
Distance
5 ft
Climb
-142 ft
Descent
00:02:50
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Upper Griffen Trail

Upper Griffen Details

  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #144 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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
  • Altitude change
    -137 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,116 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,253 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,253 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,116 ft
  • Grade
    -9.317%
  • Grade max
    -20.373%
  • Grade min
    6.3%
  • Distance climb
    113 ft
  • Distance down
    1,253 ft
  • Distance flat
    102 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:50
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:39
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Status:
on Jan 13, 2019
Variable
Avg: 3.65 (41 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • 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
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Upper Griffen Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 13, 2019 @ 2:02pm
      Jan 13, 2019
      Jan 7, 2019 @ 8:11pm
      Jan 7, 2019
      Jan 4, 2019 @ 11:14am
      Jan 4, 2019
      Dec 29, 2018 @ 11:06pm
      Dec 29, 2018
      Large tree down about 100m before the junction with Middle Griffen/King of the Shore.
      Dec 1, 2018 @ 7:17am
      Dec 1, 2018
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 16 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 767 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 8,515 rides
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      Photos

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      3 |
      Jan 1, 2019 @ 1:55pm
      Jan 1, 2019
      Upper Griffen, Vancouver
      12 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 3:52pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      Upper Griffen, Vancouver
      198 |
      Jul 30, 2016 @ 2:57pm
      Jul 30, 2016
      Upper Griffen, Vancouver
      1,141 |
      Jan 20, 2016 @ 5:38pm
      Jan 20, 2016
      Upper Griffen, North Vancouver

      Routes with this trail

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      3 miles
      PHMB-NV-ADV-DAY-1
      4 miles
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      4 miles
      7th Secret, Leppard, Crinkum Crankum, Griffen
      8 miles

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