Mt. Fromme - Seventh Secret +

Mt. Fromme - Seventh Secret + near North Vancouver, BC


This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars
7 kms
1 hour
difficult
Mountain Biking
Summer
North Vancouver, BC
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This trail is not easy! It does have plenty of extreme options, but intermediate riders will find it a good challenge. Some of the stunts are brimming on the extreme, a couple of drops and log-rides, but most of them are rideable by intermediates like myself. I've only ridden it in the summer time, but it does look like it would be slippery in the wetter months, with all the rock and root that litter the trail. A great summer ride that you should really follow up with ?Ladies Only?.

This route will separates the shuttlers from the cardio XC riders, or does it?

The map says it all; ride up seven switcbacks (going beyond the popular Upper Oilcan) to 'Seventh Secret', and then flow all the way back, catching Leopard, Kirkford, Crinkum Crankum, and the lower Fromme trails.

Take the Second Narrows or Lions Gate Bridge to Hwy 1, and exit Lynn Valley Road. Drive up to the intersection of 'Mountain Hwy', turn left, and park where you can. Ride up to the yellow gate at the top of the road, and start counting switchbacks.

Note: Parking is an issue up here. Try to ride all the way from lower malls, or at least avoid parking on McNair, as a bylaw was recently passed forbidding evil mountain bikers (and their evil gingivitis?) from parking here and offending the neighbours. On the flip side, if you enjoy Fromme, make sure you contact NSMBA.bc.ca and fill out a survey which will help show local council that these trails are very much used, by North Shore residents and visitors alike, and that properly solving the parking issue would be a service to the entire community.Few hidden ladder bridges and jumps. Do not ride in bad weather (for erosion control). This trail is not 'hardcore', it is probably one of the most enjoyable mixes of north shore riding with lots of little ledges, and a must do for intermediate riders, it connects up with lots of other trails that basically flow down Fromme, and, give you a great ride.

More Mt Fromme mountain biking trails can be found here.

Directions:

Go to the top of Mountain Hwy in North Vancouver and you'll see a gravel road with a gate. If the gate is open drive through and park when you reach two green water towers. If not park on the road and continue up the gravel road. When you are riding up the gravel road note that you'll will be riding around big Switch-backs. When you're nearly at the 7th Switch-back you will see a sign that says 7th Secret.

Local Conditions:

footage of 7th secret into Ladies Only


you really have to see this one to believe it ...

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By ChrisOPosted By: ChrisO  - Thu Jul 12 00:23:37 UTC 2007 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Comment Love the new video. I've seen these guys on the Fromme trails before. It's pretty amazing what they can get down.
By btokarchukPosted By: btokarchuk  - Wed May 24 07:50:44 UTC 2006 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Comment Clarification ( the tone in the latter was a bit unintentionaly harsh ): It seems the GPS data on this trail takes you through burnaby and beyond, can this be updated to just include the trail?
By btokarchukPosted By: btokarchuk  - Wed May 24 05:22:41 UTC 2006 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside Nice intermediate trail that flows nicely. There are roll offs on almost all of the trail. It's a nice climb to the trail head. Comment I love this trail, i've been doing it since i started seriously mountain biking a few years ago and it's a great combo of cardio to get up and a nice fluid line on the way down.

I must point out though, that as of the posting of this review the GPS data attached is almost completely useless and a rating of "1 hour" to complete is completely unrealistic if you count the pedal up.
By ChrisOPosted By: ChrisO  - Wed Aug 10 23:56:48 UTC 2005 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Comment There's a new sign at the top of seventh secret, making it much easier to find. Not such a secret anymore, but this trail is too good to keep quiet. An alternate route, keeping at the same level of difficulty would be to head right at the bottom of 7th, head down the road for 150m, and drop down Pipeline. Turn right onto the Baden Powell, down to the creek, up the other side, and drop down either the Dempsy or Lower Crippler trails. Including the climb this is a 2-3hr ride
By boommmanPosted By: boommman  - Wed Jan 05 08:58:17 UTC 2005 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside nsmba has worked this trail over. it is in great shape Downside it ends? Comment fun and fast, great flow.
By Democritus The MalPosted By: Democritus The Mal  - Mon Jun 07 23:56:57 UTC 2004 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Good challanging trail after the good cardio work out to get up there. Downside Some of the stuff was slippery due to a light rain. Comment Lotssa good fun!
By freeridebrycePosted By: freeridebryce  - Tue Jul 22 19:26:50 UTC 2003 This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 4 out of 5 stars Upside Some cardio action, a good pedalling downhill Downside Not very challenging technically Comment A good trail for the easy when you want a good cardio workout. its better followed by Expresso or Ladies
By dougwPosted By: dougw  - Sat Jul 19 06:47:39 UTC 2003 This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 5 out of 5 stars Upside Trails are all in great condition. Downside You have to bike up to get to them. Comment This is an awesome line


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