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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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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Mar 31, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      401
      Trails Mountain Bike
      268
      Trails E-Bike
      60
      Trails Horse
      2
      Trails Hike
      198
      Trails Trail Running
      195
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      57
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      17
      Trails Snowshoe
      8
      Trails Downhill Ski
      81
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      24
      Trails Nordic Ski
      2
      Total Distance
      397 miles
      Total Descent
      136,955 ft
      Total Vertical
      7,312 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      9,053 ft
      Reports
      5,870
      Photos
      2,622
      Ridden Counter
      65,493

      Outside Logo Articles

      Video: Locals Rip the MTB Oasis of Nelson, BC in 'Super Natural Mountain Life'
      Nov 4, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      Sky Dunn-Sarvis and Kendall Mclean hit some of Nelson's finest.
      Video: A Day of Riding in Nelson, BC with Geoff Gulevich
      Jun 30, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      Gully gets after it on well-built flow trails deep in the Kootenays.
      Video: Playing Around On Nelson's Trail Network in 'Our Backyard'
      Jun 3, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      Jacob Salix is back having fun on the trails after breaking his back in September.
      Video: Nate Atkins Finds Fall Flow in Nelson
      Nov 29, 2019 from pinkbike.com
      Nate Wilson hits classic Nelson trails amid the rain and snow.
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Nelson Mountain Bike

      trail: Fat Chance
      151 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:12pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      trail: Doz Slabs
      406 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:10pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      trail: Doz Slabs
      333 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:10pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      trail: Bedframe
      454 |
      Sep 1, 2018 @ 9:54pm
      Sep 1, 2018
      trail: Bedframe
      574 |
      Sep 1, 2018 @ 9:53pm
      Sep 1, 2018
      trail: Fat Chance
      131 |
      Aug 2, 2018 @ 9:21pm
      Aug 2, 2018
      trail: Nooner
      437 |
      Jun 19, 2018 @ 11:59am
      Jun 19, 2018
      trail: Pulmonary
      161 |
      Sep 6, 2016 @ 2:53pm
      Sep 6, 2016

      Videos of Nelson Mountain Bike

      Lower Dole Jumps 2023
      | Sep 14, 2023
      Kokanee pedal laps
      trail: Nooner
      42 | Sep 5, 2023
      Bottoms Up - Morning Mtn - Nelson B.C.
      trail: Bottoms Up
      11 | Aug 23, 2023
      Rhythm & Blues - Nelson B.C.
      44 | Aug 23, 2023
      Paper Bag Trophy Slab
      trail: Paper Bag
      122 | Jun 9, 2022
      Road gap fail
      243 | Mar 9, 2022
      Don't hesitate on a steep
      322 | May 31, 2021
      Short Paper Bag October 2020
      trail: Paper Bag
      308 | Feb 27, 2021

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Blue Steel
      Nov 13, 2023 @ 3:11pm
      Nov 13, 2023
      Variablet-bag86 Large tree down just past the Bedframe...

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Femur
      Dec 2, 2023 @ 5:16pm
      5 hours
      Snow Covered Danksi
      Toe Jam
      Dec 2, 2023 @ 5:16pm
      5 hours
      Snow Covered Danksi
      Washed Up
      Dec 2, 2023 @ 5:15pm
      5 hours
      Snow Covered Danksi
      Access
      Dec 2, 2023 @ 7:48am
      15 hours
      Snow Cover Inadequate Mostly frozen dirt under the trees with...Danksi
      Expresso
      Dec 2, 2023 @ 7:47am
      15 hours
      Snow Cover Inadequate Mostly frozen dirt under the trees with...Danksi
      TNT
      Nov 26, 2023 @ 5:38pm
      Nov 26, 2023
      Snow CoveredA thin layer of snow. It's definitely...eastonwest
      Eli Sim
      Nov 26, 2023 @ 5:37pm
      Nov 26, 2023
      IdealFrozen and grippy. Like velcro.eastonwest
      Evening Ridge Road
      Nov 26, 2023 @ 5:36pm
      Nov 26, 2023
      Snow CoveredSnow covered but packed enough to...eastonwest
      Paper Bag
      Nov 25, 2023 @ 2:36pm
      Nov 25, 2023
      Snow Covered Snow for most of the trail. Dirt starts...Danksi
      Graveyard Trails
      Nov 23, 2023 @ 6:58am
      Nov 23, 2023
      Unknown Trails have reopeneddebramac NCC

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      DanksiaddreportWashed Up and 2 more
      Dec 2, 2023 @ 5:15pm
      5 hours
      ThatonejamieguyriddentrailSmiling Buddha and 1 more
      Dec 2, 2023 @ 9:05am
      14 hours
      ThatonejamieguyriddentrailPulmonary
      Dec 2, 2023 @ 9:03am
      14 hours
      ThatonejamieguyriddentrailUpper Bottoms and 3 more
      Dec 2, 2023 @ 9:03am
      14 hours
      DanksiaddreportExpresso and 1 more
      Dec 2, 2023 @ 7:48am
      15 hours

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      DanksireportMiddle EarthExit cleared.
      Oct 25, 2023 @ 12:07pm
      Oct 25, 2023
      DanksireportVery HighLooks a right mess.
      Oct 17, 2023 @ 7:21pm
      Oct 17, 2023
      hubriktrailPaper BagGreat ride! Fun rock slabs.
      Oct 1, 2023 @ 12:03pm
      Oct 1, 2023
      DanksireportFrog JamNice work. That was a big one.
      Sep 25, 2023 @ 8:15pm
      Sep 25, 2023
      greenlanterntrailThe VeinExcellent single track trail, very narrow...
      Sep 18, 2023 @ 6:11pm
      Sep 18, 2023

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike267303 miles101,749 ft144 miles5,466 ft
      #162#282,5505,8203931,521
      E-Bike6060 miles8,442 ft33 miles5,348 ft
      #67#19103,3893749
      Horse229 miles1,529 ft17 miles1,309 ft
      1,0222
      Hike197267 miles42,001 ft92 miles7,313 ft
      #287#39444,40932,298
      Trail Running195265 miles41,965 ft92 miles7,313 ft
      #299#3994,40762,657
      Dirtbike/Moto5739 miles3,051 ft10 miles3,222 ft
      #205#1771,31987
      ATV/ORV/OHV1711 miles1,276 ft5 miles2,805 ft
      1,0258
      Snowshoe82 miles135 ft3,215 ft551 ft
      201107
      Downhill Ski8139 miles25,584 ft29 miles4,058 ft
      #82621,651
      Backcountry Ski2428 miles6,535 ft7 miles5,810 ft
      #6671,348
      Nordic Ski22 miles361 ft4,180 ft469 ft
      30956
      • By canadaka Trailforks & contributors
      • Admins: barry-mclane, KCTS, NCC, FOPRTS, eastonwest
      • #6023 - 112,794 views

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