2,165 ft
Distance
-356 ft
Descent
00:13:59
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Upper Oilcan Trail

Upper Oilcan Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mount Fromme
    North Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (6 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1521 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #15292 in Trail Running
    • #16252 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 20 in Trail Running
    • 35 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Grouse Mountain

Classic armoured trail, single track reinforced with rock work and many cedar planks, so rides well in the wet. The double black stunts are
numerous, and not for the faint of heart, but all are optional with fun ride arounds. When you are ready, the elevated skinnies, committing rock rolls
& high, steep, narrow ramps will test your skill. Without the optional features, the single-black trail rides similarly to 7th Secret but a bit more technical. 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 mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -356 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,093 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,449 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,449 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,093 ft
  • Grade
    -16.4%
  • Grade max
    -39.3%
  • Grade min
    -4.4%
  • Distance down
    2,165 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:59
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:22
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Status:
on Sep 21, 2021
Variable
Avg: 4 (44 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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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
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      Upper Oilcan Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 352 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,901 rides
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      Photos

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      Jul 11, 2021 @ 9:01pm
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      Jan 13, 2021 @ 6:22pm
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      Jan 13, 2021 @ 6:22pm
      Jan 13, 2021
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      Nov 22, 2017 @ 12:41pm
      Nov 22, 2017

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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 5
      leelau (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]
      • + 1
      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
      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]
      • + 1
      MTBaboon (Apr 30, 2021 at 22:53)
       Chundery single black trail with challenging double black features. Truly a shore classic. Definitely ride to get your skinny and rock fix.
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      Videos

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      youtuber Fabulous Fromme Friday with @cecilegambin ...
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      youtuber Upper Oilcan has My Favourite Skinnies in the...
      11:06 | 118 | Jul 24, 2021 , North Vancouver
      Mount Fromme: Upper Oilcan
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