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TRAILS

Exploring the world famous playground of North Vancouver on a bike can mean anything from a casual pedal on some of our newer and more accessible trails to shuttle runs on our legendary downhill trails to all day epic enduro riding. Whatever your pleasure, Essential Cycles bike rental team will help you make the most of it with top quality bike rentals and equipment.  Located in the centre of North Vancouver's two main riding areas backed by a pro bike workshop our team of local Shore bike addicts are only too willing to pack you off with loads of good advice, trail recommendations and to top it off we'll make sure you have the right bike for the job.  Check out our great bike rental fleet and book your dream bike today.

NORTH SHORE

MOUNT SEYMOUR TRAILS

Seymour Mountain contains a diversity of trails mirroring the diversity of terrain. Some trails are on old logging roads, old access roads or trails built by mountain bikers. Here you will find information to help you navigate and most importantly choose the trails best suited to your style and skill.

Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill

Shuttleable: YES

Access Info:

Take Highway 1 across the Iron Worker's Memorial Bridge to North Vancouver. Take the 3rd exit after the bridge (the one after the Main Street exit). Turn right onto Mt Seymour Parkway. Turn left onto Mt Seymour Road (follow signs to Mt. Seymour Park). Turn left into Parkgate Shopping Centre.

MOUNT FROMME TRAILS

The middle brother of the three North Shore mountains, Mount Fromme is considered as the crown jewel of the Shore. The new parking lot at the start of the ascent means this is now one of the Shore's busiest areas, but for those who are willing to persevere up the winding switchback mountain highway there are less trafficked trails higher up. If you want a real challenge, try a grind up the new Fromme Ascent but be forewarned, it is not for the faint of heart. Easy to navigate given its concentrated trail network, you will find surprises around every corner and descent.
source: Locals' Guide to North Shore Rides

Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill

Shuttleable: NO

Access Info:

Bike wash station and noticeboard near the water tower and toilets.There is a car park above the yellow gate at the top of Mountain Highway, frequently full, but with rapid turnover. Gate closing time is posted. Outside gate open time or if car park is full, cars must park down the road below the signs and pedal up to the meeting point.

CYPRESS MOUNTAIN TRAILS

Cypress trails, for the most part, are unsanctioned, unmarked and the steepest, most technical trails on the North Shore.

Cypress trails lend themselves to be easily shuttled because of the road access, but there are also great riding loops to be found. You can create these loops using the BLT Trail as the main climbing route accessing all the trails on the mountain.

Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill

Shuttleable: YES

Access Info:

Take Highway 1 West from the Lions Gate Bridge or the Iron Worker's Memorial Bridge. Head west into West Vancouver heading toward Horseshoe Bay. Take Cypress Provincial Park exit, drive up Cypress Bowl Parkway approximately 2 km from highway. You will come to the West Vancouver works yard on your right with an antique road grader on the side of the road and a small gravel parking lot on the left. Park in the small lot on the left.