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

      Region Status
      Caution as of 2 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      381
      Trails Mountain Bike
      243
      Trails E-Bike
      35
      Trails Hike
      166
      Trails Trail Running
      162
      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
      377 miles
      Total Descent
      139,792 ft
      Total Vertical
      6,052 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,792 ft
      Reports
      2,582
      Photos
      1,698
      Ridden Counter
      30,024
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Nelson Mountain Bike

      trail: Fat Chance
      98 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:12pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      trail: Doz Slabs
      193 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:10pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      trail: Slabalanche
      455 |
      Oct 20, 2014 @ 1:04pm
      Oct 20, 2014
      trail: Slabalanche
      2,603 |
      Sep 28, 2011 @ 10:50am
      Sep 28, 2011
      | 1 comments

      Videos of Nelson Mountain Bike

      Newtsac duo
      trail: Newtsac
      9 | Oct 30, 2020
      2020 Paper Bag
      trail: Paper Bag
      2:46 | 161 | Oct 19, 2020
      Slabalanche Crash
      0:10 | 47 | Sep 25, 2020
      OTB on Powerslave
      trail: Powerslave
      0:14 | 72 | Sep 14, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Short Svoboda
      Nov 10, 2020 @ 9:48am
      Nov 10, 2020
      Drycjorge NCC Trail is still closed until further...
      Frog Jam
      Nov 10, 2020 @ 9:47am
      Nov 10, 2020
      Drycjorge NCC Trail is still closed until further...
      Squeeler
      Nov 10, 2020 @ 9:43am
      Nov 10, 2020
      Snow Coveredcjorge NCC Trail is closed for the next 4 weeks...

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Long Svoboda
      Nov 28, 2020 @ 10:24am
      2 days
      Idealkwl1
      Morning Sickness
      Nov 22, 2020 @ 1:32pm
      Nov 22, 2020
      IdealDanksi
      Newtsac
      Nov 22, 2020 @ 1:31pm
      Nov 22, 2020
      IdealDanksi Large tree still down but I cleared the...
      Smallwood DH
      Nov 15, 2020 @ 11:28am
      Nov 15, 2020
      Snow CoveredRyanseanjHike The access road is a bit sketchy, but the...
      Bigwood
      Nov 15, 2020 @ 11:28am
      Nov 15, 2020
      Snow CoveredRyanseanjHike The access road is a bit sketchy, but the...
      Svoboda Traverse
      Nov 9, 2020 @ 2:28pm
      Nov 9, 2020
      Idealkwl1
      Watered Down
      Nov 9, 2020 @ 2:28pm
      Nov 9, 2020
      Idealkwl1
      BillyJoeJimBob
      Nov 9, 2020 @ 2:28pm
      Nov 9, 2020
      Idealkwl1
      Slabalanche
      Nov 8, 2020 @ 2:15pm
      Nov 8, 2020
      IdealDanksi A light dusting of snow at the very top...
      Smallwood Trail
      Nov 7, 2020 @ 7:27am
      Nov 7, 2020
      Drycharliept

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1558950LukePartridgewishlisttrailNewtsac
      Nov 28, 2020 @ 2:37pm
      2 days
      user #312155kwl1addreportLong Svoboda
      Nov 28, 2020 @ 1:13pm
      2 days
      user #484294tmowataddreportPulpit Rock
      Nov 27, 2020 @ 4:08pm
      3 days
      user #1243029Caribou14riddentrailMister Slave and 4 more
      Nov 27, 2020 @ 12:18pm
      Nov 27, 2020
      user #1243029Caribou14riddentrailBear's Den and 4 more
      Nov 27, 2020 @ 12:18pm
      Nov 27, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      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
      user #66548trevreidreportMiddle EarthThanks!
      Oct 21, 2020 @ 8:26am
      Oct 21, 2020

      Local Badges

      Bike & Skill Parks

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      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,...
      • By canadakaTrailforks Pro Subscriber Trailforks Plus & contributors
      • Admins: barry-mclane, KCTS, NCC, FOPRTS, kwl1
      • #6023 - 63,640 views

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