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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
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  • Blue
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  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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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
      #98
      State Ranking
      #26
      Trails
      196
      Total Distance
      271 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      125 miles
      Total Descent
      102,277 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,206 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,433 ft
      Reports
      839
      Photos
      1,090
      Ridden Counter
      9,611
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Nelson Mountain Bike

      trail: Fat Chance
      3 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:12pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      Fat Chance, Nelson
      trail: Doz Slabs
      10 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:10pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      Doz Slabs, Nelson
      trail: Doz Slabs
      6 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:10pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      Doz Slabs, Nelson
      trail: Bedframe
      3 |
      Sep 1, 2018 @ 9:54pm
      Sep 1, 2018
      Bedframe, Vancouver
      more photos »

      Videos of Nelson Mountain Bike

      49er zone
      trail: Jackleg
      2:16 | 114 | Jun 24, 2018
      Rollin Paper Bag
      trail: Paper Bag
      0:59 | 178 | May 6, 2018
      Turnstyles
      trail: Turnstyles
      0:09 | 321 | Feb 28, 2018
      First ride on new giant reign
      trail: Nooner
      4:06 | 304 | Dec 10, 2017
      more videos »

      Nelson Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Nelson Fat Tire Fest 2017
      13 miles
      NCC/Backroads Fiver Ride
      3 miles
      Short Doz Slabs Loop
      1 miles
      2018 Nelson Fat Tire Festival Sane Enduro race
      4 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #772562FOG777trailPlacenta DescentaDefinitely more black than blue in my opinion....
      Sep 23, 2018 @ 7:12pm
      1 days
      user #601732TwowheelsforevertrailBedframeFantastic trail! Action packed, move after...
      Sep 20, 2018 @ 9:17pm
      Sep 20, 2018
      user #601732TwowheelsforevertrailToad MemberThe entire trail is uphill. Mostly...
      Sep 20, 2018 @ 8:31pm
      Sep 20, 2018
      user #328914DanksireportLog JamNice work!
      Sep 14, 2018 @ 6:57pm
      Sep 14, 2018
      user #454369canadakareportPaper BagI was going to report the fallen trees, but...
      Sep 1, 2018 @ 9:58pm
      Sep 1, 2018
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1537708D-LionaddreportBear's Den
      Sep 24, 2018 @ 5:30pm
      6 hours
      user #59870food-yumaddridelogSep 24, 2018 ride log
      Sep 24, 2018 @ 4:40pm
      7 hours
      user #1537708D-LionaddridelogSep 24, 2018 ride log
      Sep 24, 2018 @ 3:36pm
      8 hours
      user #206184kessler250addridelogSep 24, 2018 ride log
      Sep 24, 2018 @ 1:20pm
      11 hours
      user #328914DanksiaddreportIlluminati
      Sep 24, 2018 @ 12:08pm
      12 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 1 35.6 km
      Blewett 6 18.2 km

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