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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
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  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • 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.
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      Region Details
      • 78
      • 2
      • 25
      • 53
      • 66
      • 17
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of 21 hours
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      382
      Trails Mountain Bike
      242
      Trails E-Bike
      35
      Trails Hike
      167
      Trails Trail Running
      163
      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
      379 miles
      Total Descent
      139,946 ft
      Total Vertical
      6,052 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,792 ft
      Reports
      2,534
      Photos
      1,710
      Ridden Counter
      30,395
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Nelson Mountain Bike

      trail: Fat Chance
      99 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:12pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      trail: Doz Slabs
      199 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:10pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      trail: Slabalanche
      459 |
      Oct 20, 2014 @ 1:04pm
      Oct 20, 2014
      trail: Slabalanche
      2,613 |
      Sep 28, 2011 @ 10:50am
      Sep 28, 2011
      | 1 comments

      Videos of Nelson Mountain Bike

      Newtsac duo
      trail: Newtsac
      10 | Oct 30, 2020
      2020 Paper Bag
      trail: Paper Bag
      2:46 | 259 | Oct 19, 2020
      Slabalanche Crash
      0:10 | 49 | Sep 25, 2020
      OTB on Powerslave
      trail: Powerslave
      0:14 | 76 | Sep 14, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Placenta Descenta
      Jan 25, 2021 @ 4:46pm
      21 hours
      Snow PackedRyanseanjHike A number of large and small trees down...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Upper Bottoms
      Jan 25, 2021 @ 4:54pm
      21 hours
      Snow CoveredRyanseanjHike Deep snow higher up - nobody is hiking or...
      Middle Earth
      Jan 16, 2021 @ 6:10pm
      Jan 16, 2021
      Snow PackedDanksi Narrow tracked, but still fun. Top to...
      Femur
      Jan 16, 2021 @ 10:05am
      Jan 16, 2021
      IcyDanksiCleared of trees since storm earlier this...
      Upper Backdoor Man
      Jan 16, 2021 @ 10:04am
      Jan 16, 2021
      IcyDanksi Cleared of trees since storm earlier this...
      Toe Jam
      Jan 16, 2021 @ 10:03am
      Jan 16, 2021
      Snow CoveredDanksi Cleared of downed trees since storm...
      Washed Up
      Jan 16, 2021 @ 10:02am
      Jan 16, 2021
      Snow CoveredDanksiClear of trees since storm earlier this week.
      Raccoon
      Dec 26, 2020 @ 11:09am
      Dec 26, 2020
      Snow Packedtmowat NSSARTrail Running
      Honey
      Dec 13, 2020 @ 11:50am
      Dec 13, 2020
      Idealkwl1
      Five Knuckle Huckle
      Dec 13, 2020 @ 11:50am
      Dec 13, 2020
      Idealkwl1A few big trees down at top which are...
      Legalize It
      Dec 10, 2020 @ 2:13pm
      Dec 10, 2020
      Variablekwl1No snow, roots are greasy but in great...

      Activity Feed

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      user #1936714RyanseanjaddreportPlacenta Descenta and 1 more
      Jan 25, 2021 @ 4:49pm
      21 hours
      user #1936714RyanseanjcommenttrailPlacenta Descenta
      Jan 25, 2021 @ 4:46pm
      21 hours
      user #328914DanksiaddreportMiddle Earth
      Jan 16, 2021 @ 6:13pm
      Jan 16, 2021
      user #328914DanksiaddphotoDanksi in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
      Jan 16, 2021 @ 6:08pm
      Jan 16, 2021
      user #328914DanksiaddreportWashed Up and 3 more
      Jan 16, 2021 @ 10:02am
      Jan 16, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1936714RyanseanjtrailPlacenta DescentaLots of trees down. It's fine for hiking...
      Jan 25, 2021 @ 4:46pm
      21 hours
      user #1243029Caribou14trailNewtsacamazing trail so much fun!
      Nov 27, 2020 @ 12:16pm
      Nov 27, 2020
      user #1245920tipitbtrailShort SvobodaThis trail and Frog Jam are closed due to a...
      Nov 18, 2020 @ 8:55am
      Nov 18, 2020
      user #157703cjorgereportSqueelerTrail is closed until further notice. BC parks...
      Nov 10, 2020 @ 9:49am
      Nov 10, 2020
      user #328914DanksireportLog JamThanks crew!
      Oct 22, 2020 @ 9:46pm
      Oct 22, 2020

      Local Badges

      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Upcoming Local Events

      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 Bike242302 miles104,308 ft141 miles5,466 ft
      #125#251,6992,5032313,461
      E-Bike3559 miles8,153 ft32 miles5,348 ft
      #326#291,745288
      Hike167249 miles41,440 ft88 miles6,053 ft
      #301#4072,0441628
      Trail Running163246 miles41,404 ft88 miles5,817 ft
      #302#402,0442391
      Horse129 miles1,529 ft17 miles1,309 ft
      1,043
      Dirtbike5339 miles3,028 ft10 miles3,222 ft
      #4121,26431
      ATV/ORV/OHV1411 miles1,276 ft5 miles2,805 ft
      1,0435
      Snowshoe42 miles135 ft3,215 ft551 ft
      11
      Downhill Ski7430 miles25,823 ft28 miles2,044 ft
      #62367
      Backcountry Ski1519 miles6,913 ft6 miles5,810 ft
      #7437
      Nordic Ski12 miles361 ft4,180 ft469 ft
      484
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