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      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
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Mar 31, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      370
      Trails Mountain Bike
      242
      Trails E-Bike
      39
      Trails Hike
      169
      Trails Trail Running
      166
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      53
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      14
      Trails Snowshoe
      4
      Trails Downhill Ski
      74
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      15
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      374 miles
      Total Descent
      134,659 ft
      Total Vertical
      6,052 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,792 ft
      Reports
      4,009
      Photos
      2,293
      Ridden Counter
      48,147

      Outside Logo Articles

      Video: Locals Rip the MTB Oasis of Nelson, BC in 'Super Natural Mountain Life'
      Nov 4, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      Sky Dunn-Sarvis and Kendall Mclean hit some of Nelson's finest.
      Video: A Day of Riding in Nelson, BC with Geoff Gulevich
      Jun 30, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      Gully gets after it on well-built flow trails deep in the Kootenays.
      Video: Playing Around On Nelson's Trail Network in 'Our Backyard'
      Jun 3, 2020 from pinkbike.com
      Jacob Salix is back having fun on the trails after breaking his back in September.
      Video: Nate Atkins Finds Fall Flow in Nelson
      Nov 29, 2019 from pinkbike.com
      Nate Wilson hits classic Nelson trails amid the rain and snow.
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Nelson Mountain Bike

      124 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:12pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      trail: Doz Slabs
      333 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:10pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      trail: Doz Slabs
      264 |
      Sep 3, 2018 @ 10:10pm
      Sep 3, 2018
      trail: Bedframe
      335 |
      Sep 1, 2018 @ 9:54pm
      Sep 1, 2018
      trail: Bedframe
      415 |
      Sep 1, 2018 @ 9:53pm
      Sep 1, 2018
      104 |
      Aug 2, 2018 @ 9:21pm
      Aug 2, 2018
      trail: Slabalanche
      537 |
      Oct 20, 2014 @ 1:04pm
      Oct 20, 2014
      trail: Slabalanche
      2,751 |
      Sep 28, 2011 @ 10:50am
      Sep 28, 2011
      | 1 comments

      Videos of Nelson Mountain Bike

      Paper Bag Trophy Slab
      trail: Paper Bag
      48 | Jun 9, 2022
      Road gap fail
      120 | Mar 9, 2022
      Don't hesitate on a steep
      175 | May 31, 2021
      Short Paper Bag October 2020
      trail: Paper Bag
      199 | Feb 27, 2021
      Paper Bag October 2020
      trail: Paper Bag
      94 | Feb 27, 2021
      lefty Laps
      trail: Lefty
      | Feb 12, 2021
      Lefty laps
      trail: Lefty
      | Feb 11, 2021
      Newtsac duo
      trail: Newtsac
      25 | Oct 30, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Goldie Heights
      Jul 27, 2022 @ 9:17pm
      Jul 27, 2022
      DryCorts Multiple trees down. Several at the top...
      Gold Creek Forest Service Road
      Jul 23, 2022 @ 4:42pm
      Jul 23, 2022
      Dryambs NABSBig sinkhole in the road just after the...

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Frog Jam
      Aug 13, 2022 @ 8:54am
      9 hours
      Dry Tree down on upper part of Frog Jam will...flasheater2002
      Hitman Lower
      Aug 12, 2022 @ 5:59pm
      24 hours
      Dry Large tree down across trail, blocking trailMckenzieinc KTRG
      Paper Bag
      Aug 9, 2022 @ 7:47pm
      Aug 9, 2022
      Dry Handsaw worthy Small tree down across...Mckenzieinc KTRG
      Climbing Trail 2
      Aug 8, 2022 @ 6:47pm
      Aug 8, 2022
      Dry Log on path near entrance. Someone has...Sukikitten
      Kutcorners
      Aug 8, 2022 @ 5:06pm
      Aug 8, 2022
      Very DryCrossjamin
      Lefty
      Aug 8, 2022 @ 4:10pm
      Aug 8, 2022
      Dry1249-752
      Hippie Killer
      Aug 7, 2022 @ 11:30am
      Aug 7, 2022
      DryHead height tree 1/3 the way down on...conv3rt
      Slabalanche
      Aug 7, 2022 @ 11:04am
      Aug 7, 2022
      Dry2-3 trees down on the 1st half of trail...Daskey
      Femur
      Aug 6, 2022 @ 8:11am
      Aug 6, 2022
      Dry Danksi
      13 Steps to Doom
      Aug 6, 2022 @ 8:10am
      Aug 6, 2022
      DryDanksi

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1075626flasheater2002addreportFrog Jam
      Aug 13, 2022 @ 8:54am
      9 hours
      user #3141880uikbWwishlistrouteTravis' Big Stupid Loop (Ride Plan)
      Aug 13, 2022 @ 5:19am
      12 hours
      user #1750915mcgoodriddentrailUpper Goosebumps and 2 more
      Aug 12, 2022 @ 8:50pm
      21 hours
      user #2736430OCpuOFaddkarmaMorning Mountain and 1 more
      Aug 12, 2022 @ 7:09pm
      23 hours
      user #424595MckenzieincaddreportHitman Lower
      Aug 12, 2022 @ 5:59pm
      24 hours

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2736430OCpuOFtrailTurnstylesThis trail is so amazing! There is big plank...
      Aug 8, 2022 @ 11:55am
      Aug 8, 2022
      user #601732TwowheelsforevertrailPulmonarySuper fun trail of a meandering rock ribbon...
      Aug 7, 2022 @ 7:11pm
      Aug 7, 2022
      user #2993253shUqOptrailRise N FryPretty dry, tight, janky tech!
      Aug 6, 2022 @ 11:44pm
      Aug 6, 2022
      user #1313481JaypwalltrailUpper HitmanW
      Aug 2, 2022 @ 7:54am
      Aug 2, 2022
      user #413818dustintleetrailPowerslaveBrutal climb up the fire road(s) to get to the...
      Jul 30, 2022 @ 3:20pm
      Jul 30, 2022

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      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Rosemont Bike Parkskill parkNelson

      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.

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike236299 miles99,587 ft140 miles5,466 ft
      #165#302,2493,9823022,775
      E-Bike3959 miles8,264 ft32 miles5,348 ft
      #582#4322,3292270
      Hike168249 miles42,785 ft90 miles6,053 ft
      #316#40362,97231,295
      Trail Running166247 miles42,749 ft89 miles5,817 ft
      #317#4052,97051,390
      Horse129 miles1,529 ft17 miles1,309 ft
      1,0322
      Dirtbike/Moto5339 miles3,051 ft10 miles3,222 ft
      #198#1561,31551
      ATV/ORV/OHV1411 miles1,276 ft5 miles2,805 ft
      1,0316
      Snowshoe42 miles135 ft3,215 ft551 ft
      4155
      Downhill Ski7430 miles25,823 ft28 miles2,044 ft
      #5258998
      Backcountry Ski1519 miles6,289 ft6 miles5,810 ft
      #1059887
      Nordic Ski12 miles361 ft4,180 ft469 ft
      4819
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