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  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Dry
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  • Significant Issue / Amber
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Restrooms Restrooms
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  • Camping Camping
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      Mountain biking in Nelson is the stuff of legend. Showcased in many mountain bike films, Nelson trails offer everything from gentle railway grades to steep, rooty technical tracks. For the hard core freestylers there are enough stunts, ladders and big drops to keep the adrenalin pumping long after the last epic ride of the day. With the breathtaking backdrop of the Selkirk Mountains, Nelson’s rides take the West Coast style and crank it up a notch.
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #116
      State Ranking
      #31
      Trails
      191
      Total Distance
      267 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      122 miles
      Total Descent
      100,214 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      32,808,399,000,000,005,673,058,304 ft
      Total Vertical
      32,808,399,000,000,005,673,058,304 ft
      Reports
      646
      Photos
      955
      Ridden Counter
      6,190

      Photos of Nelson Mountain Bike

      58 |
      Sep 6, 2016 @ 2:53pm
      Sep 6, 2016
      Pulmonary, Nelson
      trail: 49er
      52 |
      Sep 6, 2016 @ 8:55am
      Sep 6, 2016
      49er, Nelson
      trail: 49er
      65 |
      Sep 6, 2016 @ 8:53am
      Sep 6, 2016
      49er, Nelson
      trail: Lefty
      297 |
      Jun 19, 2016 @ 8:00pm
      Jun 19, 2016
      | 15 comments Lefty, Nelson
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      Videos of Nelson Mountain Bike

      Rollin Paper Bag
      trail: Paper Bag
      0:59 | 113 | May 6, 2018
      Turnstyles
      trail: Turnstyles
      0:09 | 163 | Feb 28, 2018
      First ride on new giant reign
      trail: Nooner
      4:06 | 240 | Dec 10, 2017
      Space Junk | Dole Dosser | 9pt Cowbell
      trail: Space Junk
      2:49 | 423 | Dec 7, 2017
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      Nelson Mountain Bike Routes

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      Nelson Fat Tire Fest 2017
      13 miles
      FAT TIRE FEST 2017 Enduro (long/short & Air DH) race
      13 miles
      Up, Down, All Around Insane race
      5 miles
      Up, Down, All Around Enduro race
      2 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #197910ridedevincebikesreportLowballerAll trees cleared
      Jun 17, 2018 @ 5:58pm
      Jun 17, 2018
      user #328914DanksireportFairly HighThanks everyone. Ewan’s looking forward to...
      Jun 14, 2018 @ 6:44am
      Jun 14, 2018
      user #1554745RyanduryreportUna CanumaPlease ignore. Still brutal
      Jun 8, 2018 @ 2:45pm
      Jun 8, 2018
      user #1554745RyandurytrailUna CanumaUnless you love carrying your bike over...
      Jun 8, 2018 @ 2:41pm
      Jun 8, 2018
      user #1553824Mrnov1956trailBadgerTo clarify I entered from North access pt
      Jun 7, 2018 @ 10:00am
      Jun 7, 2018
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      Recent Activity

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      user #35912alxtomlinsonriddentrailBottoms Up and 3 more
      Jun 21, 2018 @ 11:07pm
      1 hours
      user #35912alxtomlinsonriddentrailEli Sim and 1 more
      Jun 21, 2018 @ 11:07pm
      1 hours
      user #35912alxtomlinsonriddentrailUna Canuma
      Jun 21, 2018 @ 11:06pm
      1 hours
      user #355414benporteous1addridelogJun 21, 2018 ride log
      Jun 21, 2018 @ 9:33pm
      3 hours
      user #312155kwl1addridelogJun 21, 2018 ride log
      Jun 21, 2018 @ 8:25pm
      4 hours
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      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Bonnington Bike Parkskill parkNelson
      Rosemont Bike Parkskill parkNelson
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      Nearby Riding Areas

      namedistance
      Giveout and Gold Creek 6 10 7 32 km
      Morning Mountain 1 12 1 12.8 km
      Svoboda Road 1 10 73.7 km
      Shannon Pass 2 35.6 km
      Blewett 5 18.2 km

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