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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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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
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
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Radar Time
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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.
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 78
      • 2
      • 25
      • 53
      • 66
      • 17
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Jan 16, 2021

      E-Bike Stats

      Global Ranking
      #322
      State Ranking
      #29
      Trails (view details)
      35
      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
      59 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      32 miles
      Total Descent
      8,153 ft
      Total Vertical
      5,348 ft
      Reports
      1,744
      Ridden Counter
      161
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Nelson

      trail: Fat Chance
      99 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:12pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      trail: Doz Slabs
      197 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:10pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      trail: Slabalanche
      458 |
      Oct 20, 2014 @ 1:04pm
      Oct 20, 2014
      trail: Slabalanche
      2,612 |
      Sep 28, 2011 @ 10:50am
      Sep 28, 2011
      | 1 comments

      Videos of Nelson

      Newtsac duo
      trail: Newtsac
      10 | Oct 30, 2020
      2020 Paper Bag
      trail: Paper Bag
      2:46 | 252 | Oct 19, 2020
      Slabalanche Crash
      0:10 | 49 | Sep 25, 2020
      OTB on Powerslave
      trail: Powerslave
      0:14 | 76 | Sep 14, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Legalize It
      Dec 10, 2020 @ 2:13pm
      Dec 10, 2020
      Variablekwl1Mountain Bike No snow, roots are greasy but in great...
      Very High
      Nov 6, 2020 @ 3:47pm
      Nov 6, 2020
      IdealDanksiMountain Bike
      Fairly High (The Great Trail) - Section 3
      Nov 6, 2020 @ 3:47pm
      Nov 6, 2020
      IdealDanksiMountain Bike
      1st Gear
      Oct 18, 2020 @ 4:05pm
      Oct 18, 2020
      Wetjlarge WKRDASDirtbike Minor Water drainage issue, standing...
      Old FSR
      Oct 18, 2020 @ 4:03pm
      Oct 18, 2020
      Wetjlarge WKRDASDirtbike
      Power Line
      Oct 18, 2020 @ 4:03pm
      Oct 18, 2020
      Wetjlarge WKRDASDirtbike
      Power Line
      Oct 18, 2020 @ 4:03pm
      Oct 18, 2020
      Wetjlarge WKRDASDirtbike
      Short Cut
      Oct 18, 2020 @ 4:03pm
      Oct 18, 2020
      Wetjlarge WKRDASDirtbike
      The Hellavator
      Oct 18, 2020 @ 4:03pm
      Oct 18, 2020
      Wetjlarge WKRDASDirtbike
      FRP Access Trail
      Oct 18, 2020 @ 4:03pm
      Oct 18, 2020
      Wetjlarge WKRDASDirtbike

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #328914DanksiaddphotoDanksi in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
      Jan 16, 2021 @ 6:08pm
      Jan 16, 2021
      user #246414conv3rtaddphoto at Reservoir Trail in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
      Jan 6, 2021 @ 4:30pm
      Jan 6, 2021
      user #246414conv3rtaddphoto at Ledges in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
      Jan 6, 2021 @ 4:30pm
      Jan 6, 2021
      user #425349scubasteve278addphotoSteven Wells at Paper Bag in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
      Jan 3, 2021 @ 4:32am
      Jan 3, 2021
      user #425349scubasteve278addphotoSteven Wells and Drew Labonte at Morning Sickness in Nelson, British Columbia, Canada and 2 more
      Jan 3, 2021 @ 4:32am
      Jan 3, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #735386charliepttrailBelow the GodsFun fast loamy rooty side hill trail, worth...
      Oct 21, 2020 @ 5:52am
      Oct 21, 2020
      user #167429bigneddyreportUpper HitmanHeads up! A dozen flow stoppers down in the...
      Oct 11, 2020 @ 4:17pm
      Oct 11, 2020
      user #1136860LyndianatrailBelow the GodsSo fun to have another new trail in the Koots,...
      Jun 20, 2020 @ 9:34pm
      Jun 20, 2020
      user #601732TwowheelsforeverreportWaldorfianG Kn m
      Jul 29, 2019 @ 6:15pm
      Jul 29, 2019
      user #1653383mgrilesreportUpper BottomsGeckos
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 9:34am
      Jul 20, 2019

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike242302 miles104,308 ft141 miles5,466 ft
      #125#251,6992,5012313,447
      E-Bike3559 miles8,153 ft32 miles5,348 ft
      #322#291,744288
      Hike167249 miles41,440 ft88 miles6,053 ft
      #301#4072,0421622
      Trail Running163246 miles41,404 ft88 miles5,817 ft
      #301#402,0422386
      Horse129 miles1,529 ft17 miles1,309 ft
      1,042
      Dirtbike5339 miles3,028 ft10 miles3,222 ft
      #1521,26331
      ATV/ORV/OHV1411 miles1,276 ft5 miles2,805 ft
      1,0425
      Snowshoe42 miles135 ft3,215 ft551 ft
      11
      Downhill Ski7430 miles25,823 ft28 miles2,044 ft
      #92360
      Backcountry Ski1519 miles6,913 ft6 miles5,810 ft
      #12434
      Nordic Ski12 miles361 ft4,180 ft469 ft
      471
      • By canadakaTrailforks Pro Subscriber Trailforks Plus & contributors
      • Admins: barry-mclane, KCTS, NCC, FOPRTS, kwl1
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