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Mount Fromme Trails: Ladies Only + Lower Ladies

Vancouver Metro Area, British Columbia

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  • The original trail marker from 1992.- Mount Fromme Trails: Ladies Only + Lower Ladies
  • Long, easy features at the beginning of the Ladies Only.- Mount Fromme Trails: Ladies Only + Lower Ladies
  • The wooden features start to get bigger and steeper.- Mount Fromme Trails: Ladies Only + Lower Ladies
  • Roller coaster heaven.- Mount Fromme Trails: Ladies Only + Lower Ladies
  • New dirt and new lines this year.- Mount Fromme Trails: Ladies Only + Lower Ladies
  • Still has the old school features.- Mount Fromme Trails: Ladies Only + Lower Ladies
  • Plenty of wood throughout the trail.- Mount Fromme Trails: Ladies Only + Lower Ladies
  • Ladies Only, Fromme Mountain.- Mount Fromme Trails: Ladies Only + Lower Ladies
  • Yes, that's a teeter totter with no roll-around option.- Mount Fromme Trails: Ladies Only + Lower Ladies
  • Undulating construction along this amazing trail.- Mount Fromme Trails: Ladies Only + Lower Ladies
  • Lower Ladies covers some crazy terrain.- Mount Fromme Trails: Ladies Only + Lower Ladies
  • Technical lines that have no room for error. Much steeper than it looks here.- Mount Fromme Trails: Ladies Only + Lower Ladies
  • More wooden features along Lower Ladies.- Mount Fromme Trails: Ladies Only + Lower Ladies
  •  Legend, trail architect and builder, and local hero, Todd "Digger" Fianders.- Mount Fromme Trails: Ladies Only + Lower Ladies
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Pros: 
Lots of roller coaster woodwork. Cool features. Picnic table at the top.
Cons: 
Very difficult. Some features do not have roll arounds.
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Region:
Vancouver Metro Area, BC
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
253.00 m (830.05 ft)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for:
Hiking, Biking
Trail difficulty: 
Black diamond
Total Distance: 
9.00 km (5.59 mi)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
335.00 m (1,099.08 ft)
Current Local Weather:
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The Brainchild of Todd "Digger" Fiander, Ladies Only was originally build in 1992 and has since become mountain biking classic on Vancouver's North Shore, so much so that a complete rebuild was needed after so much use. In 2010 reinforced burms, new features, and tons of attention to detail returned Ladies Only from a decaying and worn out trail to one of the top trails in the world.

With some new wood and some fresh dirt, the trail seems to run with a lot more flow, keeping up with the newer trail trends while not diverting away from the old-school gnarly tech lines. Ladies is full of roller coaster type woodwork, most of which is not too difficult. Many features do not have a ride around option, however, and there are some features that are very difficult and could ruin your day if executed incorrectly. In the middle section Digger has cleared out and created small ponds that are spanned by a mandatory log ride to teeter totter. The end section of this trail is very, very steep, highly technical, and not ridden very much, making it difficult to follow at times. Just point down and hold on.

Lower Ladies continues on the other side of the Baden Powell Trail where Ladies Only ends. Also a very difficult trail, Lower Ladies has a series of tight and technical sections without ride around options and no room for error. The end is not as steep, and the trail has some more great roller coaster action to get you pumped and smiling after using up all of your adrenalin. A short pedal up the hill to the parking lot completes the loop.

Note that this trail is NOT FOR BEGINNERS and should only be ridden by riders with an advanced skill level and experience mountain biking on the North Shore Mountains.

 

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