2,159 ft
Distance
1 ft
Climb
-377 ft
Descent
00:12:18
Avg time

Upper Oilcan Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1011 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 40 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Grouse Mountain

Double black stunts not for the faint of heart. Elevated skinnies, committing rock rolls & ramps will test your cojones. Armoured trail offers ride arounds on every structure. If you continue to Lower Oilcan, don't expect anything of the same as L.O. is primarily an All Mountain trail devoid of structures.

Access Info

Accessed off Mountain Hwy exits back onto Mountain Hwy.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper Oilcan bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -375 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,084 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,459 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,459 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,084 ft
  • Grade
    -17.385%
  • Grade max
    -30.333%
  • Grade min
    -1.149%
  • Distance climb
    111 ft
  • Distance down
    2,020 ft
  • Distance flat
    27 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:18
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Status:
on Aug 18, 2019
Variable
Avg: 3.95 (37 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
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • popular
  • less popular
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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

  • 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
  • Other Other
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      Upper Oilcan Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Aug 18, 2019 @ 8:38am
      Aug 18, 2019
      reporter Tree deadfall cleared by NSMBA crew. Thanks!
      Aug 10, 2019 @ 3:41pm
      Aug 10, 2019
      reporter Old school at its best! The new up ladder to Big Smooth is perfect. There’s a wheel sized hole in the middle of the skinny approaching the drop...
      Aug 4, 2019 @ 2:23pm
      Aug 4, 2019
      reporter Pretty sweet. The tree that fell at the top could use a trim
      Jul 28, 2019 @ 6:45pm
      Jul 28, 2019
      reporter mint!! The rock roll to skinny at the end has seen better days, the skinny onto it is getting a bit wobble, might be worth replacing soon.
      Jul 1, 2019 @ 7:43pm
      Jul 1, 2019
      running great
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 329 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,048 rides
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      Photos

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      73 |
      Jun 24, 2019 @ 2:02pm
      Jun 24, 2019
      165 |
      Sep 9, 2018 @ 5:06pm
      Sep 9, 2018
      120 |
      Sep 2, 2018 @ 4:12pm
      Sep 2, 2018
      593 |
      Nov 22, 2017 @ 12:41pm
      Nov 22, 2017

      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

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      5 miles
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      12 miles
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      11 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 3
      flag leelau Plus (Jun 6, 2016 at 20:32)
       What a gem. Another trail that's stood the test of time. Props to Peter for rockwork that lasts. And to Daniel Lui and to Jorn for the ace work on woodwork restoration - even going to the trouble of matching the look and feel of old stunts
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag daslade (May 12, 2018 at 18:30)
       Crazy (but fun and doable) woodwork, slow and chunky with some ups and downs at the top of the trail
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag Hbrown15 (Jul 24, 2018 at 17:11)
       thanks for the update on the big smooth plank. I would love irs replacement matches the feel of the old one....probably my favourite feature on fromme.
      [Reply]

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