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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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.
      Region Details
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      • 18
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of Oct 4, 2019 ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #116
      State Ranking
      #26
      Trails (view details)
      296
      Trails Mountain Bike
      218
      Trails E-Bike
      7
      Trails Hike
      211
      Trails Trail Running
      211
      Trails Dirtbike
      3
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Trails Downhill Ski
      73
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      5
      Total Distance
      316 miles
      Total Descent
      133,873 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,681 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,453 ft
      Reports
      1,294
      Photos
      1,366
      Ridden Counter
      18,457
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Nelson Mountain Bike

      trail: Fat Chance
      50 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:12pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      trail: Doz Slabs
      109 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:10pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      trail: Slabalanche
      368 |
      Oct 20, 2014 @ 1:04pm
      Oct 20, 2014
      trail: Slabalanche
      2,461 |
      Sep 28, 2011 @ 10:50am
      Sep 28, 2011
      | 1 comments

      Videos of Nelson Mountain Bike

      719 road gap
      trail: 719
      0:18 | 22 | Sep 27, 2019
      Nelson Kootenay Lake - Nate - Kootenay Dirt -...
      trail: 719
      0:55 | 50 | Jul 19, 2019
      Secret Stash GoPRO
      2:41 | 49 | Jul 17, 2019
      Lefty
      trail: Lefty
      1:56 | 142 | Jul 9, 2019

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Newtsac
      Sep 20, 2019 @ 4:29pm
      Sep 20, 2019
      Dryskinuts4 trees down on Sunday. 3 trail saw size....
      Sweet Sally
      Sep 18, 2019 @ 10:42am
      Sep 18, 2019
      VariablemarkwithingtonTree down just after crossing the FSR.

      Recent Trail Reports

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      13 Steps to Doom
      Oct 4, 2019 @ 8:12am
      Oct 4, 2019
      DryDanksiAll clear.
      Una Canuma
      Oct 4, 2019 @ 8:11am
      Oct 4, 2019
      DryDanksiI was expecting some trees down but...
      Turnstyles
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 8:49pm
      Oct 3, 2019
      DryDougyturnerTrees / logs are removed
      49er - Blindside
      Oct 1, 2019 @ 6:32pm
      Oct 1, 2019
      DryDougyturner
      Smallwood Trail
      Sep 29, 2019 @ 8:22pm
      Sep 29, 2019
      VariableTlutzA bunch of bigger trees down
      Paper Bag
      Sep 27, 2019 @ 8:21am
      Sep 27, 2019
      VariableDanksi Perfect Bag, removed one small tree near...
      Vallelujah
      Sep 25, 2019 @ 1:27pm
      Sep 25, 2019
      DryDJ2K4Still clear. Nice work, Craig/Eric. ...
      Below the Gods
      Sep 25, 2019 @ 1:27pm
      Sep 25, 2019
      DryDJ2K4Super fun little trail for this area. ...
      Antler
      Sep 25, 2019 @ 1:27pm
      Sep 25, 2019
      DryDJ2K4I like the character of the old bridges,...
      Bear's Den
      Sep 24, 2019 @ 6:01pm
      Sep 24, 2019
      Prevalent MudSkiBikeNew woodwork is great. Wet with some deep...

      Activity Feed

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      user #282061transitionrider18votetrailTurnstyles and 1 more
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 8:45am
      2 hours
      user #282061transitionrider18riddentrailTurnstyles and 1 more
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 8:45am
      2 hours
      user #282061transitionrider18riddentrailShasta and 4 more
      Oct 14, 2019 @ 8:44am
      2 hours
      user #1223839JessNordriddentrailFairly High
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 12:00pm
      23 hours
      user #1618341cecicchpriddentrailThe Gimp
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 10:53pm
      1 days

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #966077karinwardletrailUna CanumaSept 5 2019. We entered this trail off log...
      Sep 6, 2019 @ 3:35pm
      Sep 6, 2019
      user #1182718deekertrailBedframeOne of the best trails in town!
      Sep 5, 2019 @ 11:27am
      Sep 5, 2019
      user #1411335BCtrailridertrailOil CanI hope you like flat corners
      Aug 29, 2019 @ 11:14am
      Aug 29, 2019
      user #1411335BCtrailridertrailSmiling BuddhaMy favourite trail on the mountain
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 6:30pm
      Aug 28, 2019
      user #1360163icmtnstrailSmallwood TrailWould have been better the other way than what...
      Aug 28, 2019 @ 4:38pm
      Aug 28, 2019

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      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Pinkbike Articles

      Oct 13, 2019
      Video: Nathan Gaffran Has 1 Last Summer Shred Video: Nathan Gaffran Has 1 Last Summer Shred
      Hitting some of Nelson's finest trails before the rains come.
      Jun 28, 2019
      Video: Vink, Neethling, KJ &amp; More Shred Chatel, Retallack &amp; Nelson Video: Vink, Neethling, KJ & More Shred Chatel, Retallack & Nelson
      A full feature from Shaperideshoot shot around the globe.
      Oct 7, 2016
      BC Bucket List: Kootenay Rockies BC Bucket List: Kootenay Rockies
      Starting above the North Eastern reaches of Washington and Northern Idaho the Kootenay Rockies are a pristine region of rivers, lakes, waterfalls,...
      Feb 1, 2019
      How the Community Came Together to Create a High School MTB Program in Nelson, BC How the Community Came Together to Create a High School MTB Program in Nelson, BC
      Local organizations have made this high school mountain bike program in Nelson, BC possible.
      Jul 13, 2018
      Video &amp; Race Report: Trans BC Enduro Days 3 &amp; 4 - Castlegnar/Nelson Video & Race Report: Trans BC Enduro Days 3 & 4 - Castlegnar/Nelson
      Four days down, two to go at the Stages Trans BC Enduro presented by Yeti Cycles.
      • By canadaka Trailforks Plus & contributors
      • Admins: barry-mclane, KCTS, NCC, kwl1
      • #6023 - 45,103 views

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