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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)
      369
      Trails Mountain Bike
      241
      Trails E-Bike
      39
      Trails Hike
      168
      Trails Trail Running
      165
      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
      374 miles
      Total Descent
      134,659 ft
      Total Vertical
      6,052 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,792 ft
      Reports
      3,870
      Photos
      2,230
      Ridden Counter
      44,076

      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

      123 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:12pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      trail: Doz Slabs
      317 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:10pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      trail: Doz Slabs
      251 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:10pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      trail: Bedframe
      316 |
      Sep 1, 2018 @ 9:54pm
      Sep 1, 2018
      trail: Bedframe
      391 |
      Sep 1, 2018 @ 9:53pm
      Sep 1, 2018
      103 |
      Aug 2, 2018 @ 9:21pm
      Aug 2, 2018
      trail: Slabalanche
      530 |
      Oct 20, 2014 @ 1:04pm
      Oct 20, 2014
      trail: Slabalanche
      2,733 |
      Sep 28, 2011 @ 10:50am
      Sep 28, 2011
      | 1 comments

      Videos of Nelson Mountain Bike

      Paper Bag Trophy Slab
      trail: Paper Bag
      17 | Jun 9, 2022
      Road gap fail
      113 | Mar 9, 2022
      Don't hesitate on a steep
      163 | May 31, 2021
      Short Paper Bag October 2020
      trail: Paper Bag
      186 | Feb 27, 2021
      Paper Bag October 2020
      trail: Paper Bag
      88 | Feb 27, 2021
      lefty Laps
      trail: Lefty
      | Feb 12, 2021
      Lefty laps
      trail: Lefty
      | Feb 11, 2021
      Newtsac duo
      trail: Newtsac
      24 | Oct 30, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Lowballer
      Jun 21, 2022 @ 6:23pm
      Jun 21, 2022
      Dryridestuff Lowballer is mostly blown-down trees...
      Born Again
      Jun 18, 2022 @ 9:12am
      Jun 18, 2022
      Prevalent Mudambs NABSLots of very deep mud from all the rain...
      Lower Choker
      Jun 3, 2022 @ 12:33pm
      Jun 3, 2022
      Idealdebramac NCC Logging occurring until further notice in...

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Upper Bottoms
      Jun 30, 2022 @ 9:32am
      21 hours
      Dry tree downtorin-gl
      Vallelujah
      Jun 28, 2022 @ 7:07pm
      2 days
      VariableCleared up the blowdown across the top...Dougyturner
      Una Canuma
      Jun 28, 2022 @ 10:25am
      3 days
      Dry Tree downkwl1
      Fairly High (The Great Trail) - Section 1
      Jun 27, 2022 @ 8:05am
      Jun 27, 2022
      IdealOne tree down on the lower section...ambs NABS
      Nooner
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 10:24pm
      Jun 26, 2022
      Drysixohfourx
      Reservoir gate to Anderson Creek Timber FSR
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 6:34pm
      Jun 26, 2022
      Variablebsanderson2
      Eli Sim
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 6:34pm
      Jun 26, 2022
      Idealbsanderson2
      Five Knuckle Huckle
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 6:34pm
      Jun 26, 2022
      Idealbsanderson2
      Legalize It
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 6:34pm
      Jun 26, 2022
      Wetbsanderson2
      Boneyard
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 6:34pm
      Jun 26, 2022
      IdealSmall tree down after first steep sectionbsanderson2

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2242338esaarelwishlisttrailTurnstyles
      Jun 30, 2022 @ 11:39pm
      6 hours
      user #2242338esaarelwishlisttrailVallelujah
      Jun 30, 2022 @ 11:38pm
      6 hours
      user #2242338esaarelwishlisttrailPaper Bag
      Jun 30, 2022 @ 11:32pm
      7 hours
      user #1220470TheSilentSinLouisriddentrailUpper Goosebumps and 1 more
      Jun 30, 2022 @ 5:08pm
      13 hours
      user #3036792Jonny623wishlistrouteTom's Not that Stupid Triple Crown and 1 more
      Jun 30, 2022 @ 2:59pm
      15 hours

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1160770DougyturnertrailVallelujahCleared up the blowdown across the top today
      Jun 28, 2022 @ 7:08pm
      2 days
      user #1864310bocomtbtrailPlacenta DescentaMore of a physical challenge than a technical...
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 9:25am
      Jun 26, 2022
      user #1160770DougyturnertrailSweet SallyCleared upper sweet sally tonight
      Jun 24, 2022 @ 7:32pm
      Jun 24, 2022
      user #328914DanksireportFrog JamApparently cleared.
      Jun 20, 2022 @ 6:49pm
      Jun 20, 2022
      user #328914DanksireportPaper BagApparently cleared.
      Jun 20, 2022 @ 6:49pm
      Jun 20, 2022

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      Bike & Skill Parks

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      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.

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike235299 miles99,587 ft140 miles5,466 ft
      #167#302,1863,8432721,266
      E-Bike3959 miles8,264 ft32 miles5,348 ft
      #814#4222,2602246
      Hike167249 miles42,785 ft90 miles6,053 ft
      #334#39362,87531,229
      Trail Running165247 miles42,749 ft89 miles5,817 ft
      #336#3952,87351,287
      Horse129 miles1,529 ft17 miles1,309 ft
      1,0312
      Dirtbike/Moto5339 miles3,051 ft10 miles3,222 ft
      #195#1461,31548
      ATV/ORV/OHV1411 miles1,276 ft5 miles2,805 ft
      1,0316
      Snowshoe42 miles135 ft3,215 ft551 ft
      4155
      Downhill Ski7430 miles25,823 ft28 miles2,044 ft
      #6258997
      Backcountry Ski1519 miles6,289 ft6 miles5,810 ft
      #1259887
      Nordic Ski12 miles361 ft4,180 ft469 ft
      4819
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