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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
      • 79
      • 2
      • 33
      • 65
      • 47
      • 18
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of 10 hours
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      384
      Trails Mountain Bike
      247
      Trails E-Bike
      36
      Trails Hike
      168
      Trails Trail Running
      164
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Dirtbike
      53
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      14
      Trails Snowshoe
      4
      Trails Downhill Ski
      74
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      15
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      376 miles
      Total Descent
      140,989 ft
      Total Vertical
      6,052 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,792 ft
      Reports
      1,996
      Photos
      1,539
      Ridden Counter
      25,152
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Nelson Mountain Bike

      trail: Fat Chance
      86 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:12pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      trail: Doz Slabs
      171 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:10pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      trail: Slabalanche
      433 |
      Oct 20, 2014 @ 1:04pm
      Oct 20, 2014
      trail: Slabalanche
      2,560 |
      Sep 28, 2011 @ 10:50am
      Sep 28, 2011
      | 1 comments

      Videos of Nelson Mountain Bike

      Highlight of my day
      trail: S.F.D.
      0:11 | 82 | Jul 21, 2020
      Ridgeline Fail
      trail: Gold Rush
      0:07 | 81 | Jun 8, 2020
      Nate Atkins Fall 2019 - Nelson, BC
      3:09 | 7594 | Nov 26, 2019
      Favourite features on Buddha
      0:15 | 55 | Nov 9, 2019

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Turnstyles
      Jul 17, 2020 @ 4:12pm
      Jul 17, 2020
      Dryjadeyf Top half closed. Lower turn styles open...
      Cherry Bowl
      Jul 11, 2020 @ 1:27pm
      Jul 11, 2020
      Snow CoveredWadeinBC604Upper half of Cherry Tops trail is cover...
      Swamp Donkey
      Jul 5, 2020 @ 2:37pm
      Jul 5, 2020
      Wetliamc16Top bridge is submerged. Water is running...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #425656jbxcvotetrailVery High
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 6:33pm
      26 mins
      user #484294tmowataddreportCrowsnest Garrity Creek FSR Connector
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 5:52pm
      1 hours
      user #484294tmowataddreportSweet Sally and 4 more
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 5:52pm
      1 hours
      user #1752241Balls85riddentrailDoz Slabs
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 3:51pm
      3 hours
      user #1216925CrossjaminaddreportReservoir gate to Anderson Creek Timber FSR and 1 more
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 1:00pm
      6 hours

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1533822MaaatostrailLower SitkumI just rode downhill jam and boy let me tell...
      Jul 30, 2020 @ 7:32pm
      Jul 30, 2020
      user #141912mctomotrailHippie KillerRad trail! Views halfway down are top notch too
      Jul 29, 2020 @ 1:33pm
      Jul 29, 2020
      user #677278elshadowtrailTurnstylesCurrently closed for repairs
      Jul 29, 2020 @ 12:08pm
      Jul 29, 2020
      user #106317pompomreportLedges LowerM m
      Jul 29, 2020 @ 9:31am
      Jul 29, 2020
      user #583171adeen123trailPlacenta DescentaAs others have said, this is on the darker end...
      Jul 27, 2020 @ 9:17am
      Jul 27, 2020

      Local Badges

      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Bonnington Bike Parkskill parkNelson
      Rosemont Bike Parkskill parkNelson

      Pinkbike Articles

      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.
      Nov 27, 2019
      Video: Loamy Trails and Led Zeppelin in 'Dogs Gotta Eat' Video: Loamy Trails and Led Zeppelin in 'Dogs Gotta Eat'
      Nathan Gaffran and Kai Thomson get the Led out in Nelson.
      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,...
      • By canadaka Trailforks Plus & contributors
      • Admins: barry-mclane, KCTS, NCC, FOPRTS, kwl1
      • #6023 - 57,007 views

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