Mt. Seymour - CBC

Mt. Seymour - CBC near North Vancouver, BC


This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars
2 kms
2hours
moderate
Mountain Biking
Summer
North Vancouver, BC
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CBC is the crown jewel of trails for mere mortals, on Seymour Mountain, on the North Shore of Vancouver. It deserves special attention because NSMBA (North Shore Mountain Bike Assoc.) has recently re-built it with lots of ladders that are not so tough - and others that are. The great thing about CBC is that it makes for one nice shuttle ride as you can drive almost to the top of Seymour Parkway, catch CBC, and then your choice of lower trail (like Boogyman or Severed, Neds, or, Pangor) for a nice long ride -- as long as downhill rides go. Often riders do CBC, Corkscrew, Pingu-pangor (or boogey). At the entrance to corkscrew off the road (where cbc spits you out you have to ride the highway down one long arc on the road) you choose between Corkscrew or heading to the right to do neds. The complete tour is described on trailpeak as "Seymour overview", as is neds, Corkscrew.

To find CBC, drive up Mt. Seymour Road and go past the Parking area that most people use to access Boogyman or Ned's (close to old mushroom lot). Keep going, look for the parking area after the inside of a sharp switchback 9this used to be the parking area, it's now closed off and they want you to pay!), and just a little further up the road you'll see a microwave tower on the left -- as a landmark. Park at the public parking area past that, it's a large paved parking lot you can't miss it. The parking area will probably be busy and the "HuckWagon" makes stops there - it's only $5 a ride from the bottom parking lot(s). Access to the trail is back down the road, in behind the barrier, where the old parking area has been closed off, now go down an access trail (very short) and keep to the right of the small building/fence area which gives you access to the trail. It's real easy to find but geeks can grab the attached GPS data. All you realy have to do is hang out in the parking lot (lower or upper) and ask, but the map we created below is pretty good too, it's on a topo map of the area. Have fun.

Directions from Vancouver:

  • Take 2nd narrows bridge to North Van,
  • Shortly after crossing, look for signs to Mt. Seymour Parkway, on the right,
  • Follow along Mt. Seymour Parkway, approx 5km, looking for Mt. Seymour Road (takes you up to the ski hill if you were to take it all the way). There is a mall - Northhlands mall, at the intersection,
  • Just under a kilometer up Mt. Seymour Road, look for a turnoff on the left for "Northlands Golf Course".
  • On the immediate right, is the parking lot, probably full of riders.
  • For shuttlers, leave one car here and take the other up to the upper parking lots (above Neds), or further, above CBC!
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    By GromitdogPosted By: Gromitdog  - Mon Oct 05 19:42:35 UTC 2009 Not Rated Upside Amazing workmanship, stunts for the talented, beautifuly ladders, drops etc. Downside For pro's only, you must have the bike, the protection and the skills. This is not for beginners or low intermediates. Rock traction is iffy, prefer the old days of forest floor mulch. Comment I rode from the bottom of seymour parkway to the entrance of CBC, 2000ft climb, by the time i dropped into cbc i was a whipped bag of crap, the trail si amazingly beautifuly, so much work went into this trail its truly awe inspiring. The trail is used so much the ladders show wear grooves. Hardcore riders ride it all day so if you are a nub and going slowly be mindful or approaching faster riders. I would say don't do this trail without the full body army and fullface protection, then you should also have the bike for it which is full downhill or freeride style bike.
    By Carrot-TopPosted By: Carrot-Top  - Sat Jul 11 04:44:51 UTC 2009 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 Well maintained. Fast and technical Downside Closed for 2 days after rain
    By RamboPosted By: Rambo  - Thu Sep 04 16:10:45 UTC 2008 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 Well kept, accessible and well identified. Pretty long ride from the top to the bottom. Downside The top is pretty far !! The trail was very wet and some parts are tricky. Comment This trail is pretty cool and is not so hard. It's not easy either ! The huge log over the stream got my attention. You can navigate easily around double black diamond parts, and a lot of tricky parts (aka: are you crazy parts) have an alternative.
    By ChrisOPosted By: ChrisO  - Mon Nov 27 00:57:00 UTC 2006 Not Rated Comment It's official! CBC is officially closed from November 15th until the Spring of 2007. This is to prevent the unacceptable level of erosion caused by riding this trail when it is wet. Please respect this closure.

    The lower Seymour trails are still open.

    Have a fun winter!
    By werd-upPosted By: werd-up  - Sun Aug 29 05:01:21 UTC 2004 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 it is well maintaned and built, its has fast flowing parts and the harders parts, but not best for the beginner rider Downside no downside Comment awsome trail, ride dont slide(beginners)
    By chief_rides_anythingPosted By: chief_rides_anything  - Wed Apr 28 16:34:14 UTC 2004 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 fun, and challenging trail, all stunts are avoidable or u can ride it 2 ur experience. sum very very well built stunts. Downside not the greatest begginer trail, thats about it.(neds atomic dust bin is a great beginner trail). Comment cbc is a great trail NO MATTER WHAT BIKE YOUR ON! i have riddin cbc on my stab primo, and i have riddin it on my dmr sidekick street bike, stunts r doable easily on both bikes, its fun all around.
    By norco kidPosted By: norco kid  - Wed Apr 14 03:35:16 UTC 2004 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 great trail, lots of latters , and all stuff is well built Downside almost always wet in sertain sections
    By mr.niceguyPosted By: mr.niceguy  - Mon Oct 06 07:09:05 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 Clean trail. Excellent construction, best ride in the lower mainland. Connect up with ned's on the way down for a great day of riding. Just park on Riverside and take a shuttle up Mount Seymour road. Have fun! Downside None. Comment Tons of fun, like fat chicks.
    By jaypozoPosted By: jaypozo  - Wed Oct 01 06:07:42 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 Fast, difficult riding. Enough easy parts to keep you going, but enough tough parts to keep you on your toes. Downside Slippery when wet Comment One of my favs. I'm glad to see it is continually under maintenance. Keep up the good work!
    By mike_tPosted By: mike_t  - Fri Jul 04 19:08:48 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 The trail is complete and its awsome no new stunts but still great bigginer shore
    By TheRobPosted By: TheRob  - Tue Jun 10 14:24:28 UTC 2003 Not Rated Comment Rode CBC last night. As a beginner rider I found it a little tough, but very enjoyable. The trail itself is in immaculate shape. The rock switchback berm they're building is going to be beautiful when it is finished. Can't wait to get up there again.
    By ATNPosted By: ATN  - Sun May 11 20:57:12 UTC 2003 Not Rated Comment The NSMBA & GVRD have closed CBC temporarily. Signs were posted, but they were turn down. Please check http://www.nsmba.bc.ca to find out when it is open. When the trail is open, an official GVRD sign will be posted on the road.

    Do not poach the trail, and spread word of the closure. @ laser counters are hidden on the trail, the GVRD knows you have poached the trail, and that does not help the MTB community look responsible.
    By MatthewPosted By: Matthew  - Mon Nov 25 00:15:17 UTC 2002 Not Rated Comment Does any one know how to get to lower ladies only on mt. fromme if u do email me at ma_tt2@hotmail.com thanx
    By MatthewPosted By: Matthew  - Sun Nov 24 23:24:49 UTC 2002 Not Rated Upside Excellent trail really good ladder i could ride it over and over again Downside beginnig starts slow but once u come to the first ladder it gets really good Comment Awesome contruction
    By RobertPosted By: Robert  - Thu Jul 11 23:04:08 UTC 2002 Not Rated Upside Advanced beginner trail that is quite long. Beautiful ladder work, trail layout, and scenery. Downside Don't ride when wet. Comment Trail work is still in progress - it will be much better overall, and especially when wet, when completed. Great start for a long Seymour run.
    By S_WilliamsonPosted By: S_Williamson  - Mon Apr 29 16:14:36 UTC 2002 Not Rated Comment i was just on cbc yesterday and u don't want to go down it yet. it has a foot of snow and at the bottom there are 2 foot deep mud puddles. i'd wait a good month!
    By trailpeakPosted By: trailpeak  - Sun Oct 14 07:42:29 UTC 2001 Not Rated Comment Conditions
    Apparently, October conditions have the CBC trail covered in mud. Avoid. A friend advised us away from CBC at this time, and instead we rode on Grouse, and, did "Upper Oilcan" (you'll see it here soon), which was great in the wet conditions as many inlaid rock groupings form the trail. It's also only rated a single black diamond, one of the easier trails on Grouse.
    By trailpeakPosted By: trailpeak  - Mon Oct 08 08:41:51 UTC 2001 Not Rated Comment Images
    Does anyone have any pictures of the CBC trail. Secondly, does anyone know if it is complete.


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