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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 1 day
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      366
      Trails Mountain Bike
      227
      Trails E-Bike
      36
      Trails Hike
      165
      Trails Trail Running
      161
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      53
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      14
      Trails Snowshoe
      4
      Trails Downhill Ski
      74
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      15
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      375 miles
      Total Descent
      131,378 ft
      Total Vertical
      6,052 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,792 ft
      Reports
      2,995
      Photos
      1,888
      Ridden Counter
      33,374
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Nelson Mountain Bike

      110 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:12pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      trail: Doz Slabs
      236 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:10pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      trail: Doz Slabs
      188 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:10pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      trail: Bedframe
      235 |
      Sep 1, 2018 @ 9:54pm
      Sep 1, 2018
      trail: Bedframe
      291 |
      Sep 1, 2018 @ 9:53pm
      Sep 1, 2018
      98 |
      Aug 2, 2018 @ 9:21pm
      Aug 2, 2018
      trail: Slabalanche
      482 |
      Oct 20, 2014 @ 1:04pm
      Oct 20, 2014
      trail: Slabalanche
      2,651 |
      Sep 28, 2011 @ 10:50am
      Sep 28, 2011
      | 1 comments

      Videos of Nelson Mountain Bike

      Don't hesitate on a steep
      49 | May 31, 2021
      Short Paper Bag October 2020
      trail: Paper Bag
      69 | Feb 27, 2021
      Paper Bag October 2020
      trail: Paper Bag
      24 | Feb 27, 2021
      lefty Laps
      trail: Lefty
      | Feb 12, 2021
      Lefty laps
      trail: Lefty
      | Feb 11, 2021
      Newtsac duo
      trail: Newtsac
      18 | Oct 30, 2020
      2020 Paper Bag
      trail: Paper Bag
      2:46 | 477 | Oct 19, 2020
      Slabalanche Crash
      0:10 | 79 | Sep 25, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Glade Runner
      Jun 9, 2021 @ 1:42pm
      Jun 9, 2021
      IdealeeshtarGrizzly with cub at the bridge with the...
      Sweet Sally
      Jun 8, 2021 @ 7:56pm
      Jun 8, 2021
      DryDougyturnerMany trees down Not recommended
      Upper Powerslave
      Jun 6, 2021 @ 5:33pm
      Jun 6, 2021
      Variabledsysko 100s of trees down. Only passable by the...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2543782v8f9zPwishlisttrailLower Expresso
      Jun 15, 2021 @ 10:02am
      14 hours
      user #2727454LandanqQBpxuaddreportNooner
      Jun 14, 2021 @ 10:59pm
      1 day
      user #2727454LandanqQBpxuriddentrailNooner
      Jun 14, 2021 @ 10:57pm
      1 day
      user #2163175Osprey78riddentrailHighballer
      Jun 14, 2021 @ 7:23pm
      1 day
      user #296706ridestuffaddreportFairly High (The Great Trail) - Section 1
      Jun 14, 2021 @ 5:25pm
      1 day

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #906611EagleseyretrailSweet SallyLots of trees down, pretty much walked up the...
      Jun 14, 2021 @ 4:05pm
      1 day
      user #312155kwl1reportHematomaYou can down climb to the highway on west side...
      Jun 14, 2021 @ 11:24am
      2 days
      user #931429skiboot1trailHematomaFull of broken wood features
      Jun 13, 2021 @ 9:19am
      3 days
      user #983257martinblosteinreportFrog JamCleared this
      Jun 12, 2021 @ 3:05pm
      Jun 12, 2021
      user #1608280lafleurlptrailBedframeMy favorite trail in Nelson so far! Top is...
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 10:57am
      Jun 11, 2021

      Local Badges

      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Bonnington Bike Parkskill parkNelson
      Rosemont Bike Parkskill parkNelson

      Pinkbike Articles

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

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike227299 miles96,276 ft135 miles5,466 ft
      #129#261,8612,9602315,790
      E-Bike3659 miles8,173 ft32 miles5,348 ft
      #376#371,9652124
      Hike163252 miles41,398 ft88 miles6,053 ft
      #316#40152,3403823
      Trail Running161249 miles41,365 ft87 miles5,817 ft
      #317#4052,3384613
      Horse129 miles1,529 ft17 miles1,309 ft
      1,042
      Dirtbike/Moto5339 miles3,028 ft10 miles3,222 ft
      #2261,32339
      ATV/ORV/OHV1411 miles1,276 ft5 miles2,805 ft
      1,0435
      Snowshoe42 miles135 ft3,215 ft551 ft
      111
      Downhill Ski7430 miles25,823 ft28 miles2,044 ft
      #12255502
      Backcountry Ski1519 miles6,289 ft6 miles5,810 ft
      #1655582
      Nordic Ski12 miles361 ft4,180 ft469 ft
      690
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