Mount Fromme Mountain Bike Trails: Expresso + Baden Powell

Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver Metro Area, British Columbia

Start Exploring
Mount Fromme Mountain Bike Trails: Expresso + Baden Powell

Share:

Advertisement
  • A nice gentle climb up to the trailhead.- Mount Fromme Mountain Bike Trails: Expresso + Baden Powell
  • Expresso starts of pretty flat.- Mount Fromme Mountain Bike Trails: Expresso + Baden Powell
  • Twisting through the tall trees.- Mount Fromme Mountain Bike Trails: Expresso + Baden Powell
  • The air is fresh and sweet on Mount Fromme.- Mount Fromme Mountain Bike Trails: Expresso + Baden Powell
  • The rock rolls are easier than they look.- Mount Fromme Mountain Bike Trails: Expresso + Baden Powell
  • This trail has burms, bumps and boards.- Mount Fromme Mountain Bike Trails: Expresso + Baden Powell
  • Expresso keeps you smiling all the way to the bottom.- Mount Fromme Mountain Bike Trails: Expresso + Baden Powell
  • The Baden Powell has some flats sections.- Mount Fromme Mountain Bike Trails: Expresso + Baden Powell
  • A few small climbs on the Baden Powell Trail.- Mount Fromme Mountain Bike Trails: Expresso + Baden Powell
  • Downhill thrills right to the end of the Baden Powell Trail.- Mount Fromme Mountain Bike Trails: Expresso + Baden Powell
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Old-growth forest. Fairly easy climb. Great flow. Improved trails.
Cons: 
Climbing on a gravel road. No shuttle.
Advertisement
Region:
Vancouver Metro Area, BC
Congestion: 
Moderate
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Not Required
Total Distance: 
8.00 km (4.97 mi)
Terrain Difficulty: 
BLUE
Trailhead Elev.: 
344 m (1,129 ft)
Net Elev. Gain: 
262 m (860 ft)
Trail Uses:
Hiking, Biking
Trail type: 
Loop
Dogs allowed?: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
Powered by Dark Sky

Today

Partly cloudy in the morning.
75°F
55°

Sun

Clear throughout the day.
81°F
52°

Mon

Partly cloudy overnight.
84°F
56°

Tue

Rain in the morning and overnight.
81°F
57°

Wed

Rain until evening.
63°F
50°

Thu

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
71°F
52°

Fri

Light rain in the morning.
67°F
49°
Advertisement
Adventure Description

Adventure Description

Sponsored Contributor

Over the past four years, Expresso has been transformed from a sketchy, slippery, washed-out old trail into one of the premier trails on the North Shore. The famous Todd "Digger" Fiander and crews from North Shore Mountain Bike Association and Mountain Equipment Co-op have put in countless hours hauling special dirt from deposits around the mountain to lay down a golden trail that twists and turns through the forest with incredible flow.

Climb from the trailhead at the parking area up the fire road to the clearly marked Expresso Trailhead between the fifth and sixth switchback. The trail used to be rated a hard black diamond, but with the introduction of a new entrance and some amazing attention to detail in terrain use and irrigation, the trail has been downgraded to a blue run with a couple of tricky sections. A smooth track with whoops, bumps, and burms keeps intermediate and advanced riders smiling and coming back for more.

Expresso ends at the Baden Powell Trail. Named for Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scout Movement in North America, this was originally a hiking trail crossing all of the North Shore mountains. The nearly 3-kilometer section from Expresso back to the trailhead used to be quite steep and lacked biking flow, but trail builders have recently created new climbing routes and smoothed out other sections making the trail more enjoyable for bikers and hikers to share.

Updates, Tips + Comments

Updates, Tips + Comments

Field Guide

Field Guide

Download
Advertisement
Location + Directions

Location + Directions

Nearby Camping + Lodging

(5 within a 30 mile radius)

Nearby Adventures

(53 within a 30 mile radius)

Adventure Community

Adventure Community

Who Wants To Do It
Become a pioneer and be the first to add this adventure to your Bucket List
Who's Done It
Have you done this adventure? If so, be the first to check this adventure off your list.
Submission by
Sponsored Contributor
42 Adventures Explored
42 Adventures Published

Newsletter Signup

Join the Outdoor Project Community

Get access to essential planning materials and information for your next adventure. Take a few seconds to join the community. It’s FREE!

Free Field Guides + Maps

Post Updates, Tips + Comments

Organize + Track Your Adventures

Insider Detailed Info, News + Benefits

Custom Driving Directions

Recommended Campsites, Photos + Reservation Info