Lower Griffen trail

Mount Fromme

Where to start on the legendary North Shore



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Never ridden the legendary North Shore trails? Mount Fromme in North Vancouver has some trails that are a great place to start. Unique and creative, the routes down this mountain offer something for riders of all abilities to progress. The trails on Fromme have had an impact on trail building style around the world, and for good reason.

Mount Fromme

Mount Fromme Parking lot, Mountain Highway, North Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Planning your ride

Get in the flow on Mount Fromme

Where to park

One of the greatest additions to Mount Fromme was the addition of the parking lot in 2015. It serves as a great staging area to begin your ride and brings you up into the forests and away from the city streets. There’s also a new bike wash station for after you’re done your ride, which is conveniently located just a few metres from your car.


Perhaps one of the best trails to get into the flow, Bobsled is one of the easier Fromme trails and has berms, small rollers and ride around options for any technical feature. It has seen extensive maintenance from the local trail organization, the North Shore Mountain Bike Association (NSMBA), and is a favourite with local riders.

Heads up: this is a purpose-built mountain bike trail, so it’s definitely not flat. If you’re unsure about your riding skills, why not look into mountain bike lessons to pick up some solid tips before you head to the Shore?

Rocky road

If Bobsled went well, try out Upper Griffen for a change of pace. Upper Griffen isn’t a steep trail, but it has challenging trail features including rocks, roots and bridges. It’s a great natural progression from Bobsled, and introduces technical trail features without being too intimidating.

If you’re feeling comfortable on Upper Griffen, follow Lower Griffen for more of the same and then climb King of the Shore back to the car.


One of the best part of any rides is the well deserved post-ride beverage after you’re done. It’s no secret that Vancouver’s brewery scene is fantastic, and there are a couple great options in North Vancouver close to the trails. Check out Bridge Brewing at the bottom of Mountain Highway. Try one of their seasonals, like the Fuzz Milkshake IPA (it’s a winner).

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