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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
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

      Hike Stats

      Global Ranking
      #301
      State Ranking
      #40
      Trails (view details)
      167
      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
      249 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      88 miles
      Total Descent
      41,440 ft
      Total Vertical
      6,053 ft
      Reports
      2,042
      Photos
      7
      Ridden Counter
      331
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Nelson

      trail: Lowballer
      0 |
      Sep 26, 2020 @ 1:15pm
      Sep 26, 2020
      trail: Lowballer
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      Sep 26, 2020 @ 1:14pm
      Sep 26, 2020
      trail: Lowballer
      0 |
      Sep 26, 2020 @ 1:14pm
      Sep 26, 2020
      trail: Lowballer
      0 |
      Sep 26, 2020 @ 1:14pm
      Sep 26, 2020

      Videos of Nelson

      Salmo Valley Trails
      2:19 | 103 | Jun 7, 2020 , Nelson
      Newtsac duo
      trail: Newtsac
      10 | Oct 30, 2020
      2020 Paper Bag
      trail: Paper Bag
      2:46 | 251 | Oct 19, 2020
      Slabalanche Crash
      0:10 | 49 | Sep 25, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Washed Up
      Jan 16, 2021 @ 10:02am
      Jan 16, 2021
      Snow CoveredDanksiMountain Bike Clear 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
      Idealkwl1Mountain Bike
      Frog Jam Access
      Dec 10, 2020 @ 2:13pm
      Dec 10, 2020
      Variablekwl1Mountain Bike
      Frog Jam
      Dec 10, 2020 @ 2:13pm
      Dec 10, 2020
      Variablekwl1Mountain Bike 90% dirt.
      Squeeler
      Dec 6, 2020 @ 3:13pm
      Dec 6, 2020
      Snow Coveredtmowat NSSARTrail Running
      Frog Jam access
      Dec 6, 2020 @ 3:13pm
      Dec 6, 2020
      Snow Coveredtmowat NSSARTrail Running There’s quite a few trees down near the...
      Long Svoboda
      Nov 28, 2020 @ 10:24am
      Nov 28, 2020
      Idealkwl1Mountain Bike
      Pulpit Rock
      Nov 27, 2020 @ 1:28pm
      Nov 27, 2020
      Idealtmowat NSSARTrail Running
      Bigwood
      Nov 15, 2020 @ 11:28am
      Nov 15, 2020
      Snow CoveredRyanseanjThe access road is a bit sketchy, but the...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #328914DanksiaddreportWashed Up and 3 more
      Jan 16, 2021 @ 10:02am
      Jan 16, 2021
      user #936381surly64riddentrailLong Svoboda
      Jan 10, 2021 @ 11:23am
      Jan 10, 2021
      user #564894ColonybmxisamazingwishlisttrailVallelujah
      Jan 7, 2021 @ 8:17pm
      Jan 7, 2021
      user #312155kwl1addreportHoney and 1 more
      Dec 13, 2020 @ 6:03pm
      Dec 13, 2020
      user #312155kwl1addreportFrog Jam and 2 more
      Dec 10, 2020 @ 5:10pm
      Dec 10, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #157703cjorgereportSqueelerTrail is closed until further notice. BC parks...
      Nov 10, 2020 @ 9:49am
      Nov 10, 2020
      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 #824270fredsta453trailPowerslaveI
      Oct 4, 2020 @ 8:29am
      Oct 4, 2020
      user #613827sjkitstertrailTron SauceTwo large trees down but otherwise good to go.
      Sep 29, 2020 @ 10:23am
      Sep 29, 2020

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike242302 miles104,308 ft141 miles5,466 ft
      #125#251,6992,5012313,441
      E-Bike3559 miles8,153 ft32 miles5,348 ft
      #322#291,744288
      Hike167249 miles41,440 ft88 miles6,053 ft
      #301#4072,0421621
      Trail Running163246 miles41,404 ft88 miles5,817 ft
      #301#402,0422385
      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
      #12433
      Nordic Ski12 miles361 ft4,180 ft469 ft
      463
      • By canadakaTrailforks Pro Subscriber Trailforks Plus & contributors
      • Admins: barry-mclane, KCTS, NCC, FOPRTS, kwl1
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