32.9 miles
Distance
4,176 ft
Climb
-4,179 ft
Descent
1,825 ft
High Point
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This has been the racers favorite course for the last 6 years. It’s also the final big day to make your GC move, so if you’ve got ambition and jam in the legs this is a great day to ride your mountain bike.

Detailed Description
BC Bike Race 2019 - Day 7 (Squamish) is a 33 mile extreme race route located near Squamish British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a extreme overall physical rating. This route includes 12 trails. This route climbs 4,176 ft with a max elevation of 1,825 ft then descends -4,179 ft.
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46 Reviews & Comments

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Hankgrillz (Sep 29, 2022 at 23:30)
Trail Half Nelson
truly one of the best trails ive been on. they really put a lot of care, love, and thought into this trail.
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iMruKh (Sep 27, 2022 at 20:20)
Trail Half Nelson
Sooo good. Better than full Nelson
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Bkief (Aug 27, 2022 at 14:04)
Trail Lumberjack's
The elevation chart for this trail is wrong. It's also in the wrong direction
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theshonen8899 (Aug 26, 2022 at 20:58)
I would consider this a very easy blue. Mostly green but one or two tech sections that are easy to walk. The sudden uphill in the middle caught me off guard. Overall really fun and great for beginners trying to progress.
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Jonathan13 (Apr 21, 2022 at 23:46)
Nothing fabulous, especially if compared to Somewhere over there. It’s worth a try but you’ll probably won’t do it more than once. It’s on the easy side of black.
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xaibeeh (Dec 21, 2021 at 9:12)
So, can I trust the last reports? Is the trail in good conditions or there is too much snow to ride?
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canadaka Trailforks (Dec 21, 2021 at 9:47)
No, look at the date. Trail is under snow
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xaibeeh (Dec 21, 2021 at 10:31)
Thank you. I looked at the date, that’s exactly why I asked.
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liamdubs (Oct 11, 2021 at 17:16)
Love it, surprised this doesn’t get talked about more. Rooty, rocky fun time! Very east coast style.
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mtnranger (Sep 12, 2021 at 15:33)
Trail Half Nelson
Fantastic trail. Well built, beautiful flow and well maintained
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sjckennedy (Aug 15, 2021 at 13:40)
Super dry conditions have made this trail a bit slippery right now. Fun though!
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sjckennedy (Aug 15, 2021 at 13:38)
Conditions are super dry right now making the trail a bit slippery. Super fun and flowy though!
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tylermdc (Mar 18, 2021 at 11:21)
Better get you laps in soon, the property is for sale which the lower section runs through.
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sully24 (Jan 23, 2021 at 21:18)
Is this closed right now?
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bigredted SORCA (Nov 16, 2020 at 15:30)
Tree work. Closed!
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bigredted SORCA (Sep 6, 2020 at 7:45)
Trail Half Nelson
Thanks for all the positive feedback on the trail work. So many people have asked how to contribute directly to the Half Nelson improvements. This is a link to a goFundMe page. gf.me/u/ywg66u
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flipfantasia WORCA (Sep 6, 2020 at 8:06)
Trail Half Nelson
done and done, thanks for all your efforts over the years and to come, Ted!
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ttrrr21 (Aug 22, 2020 at 17:54)
Berms are well built and flowy and trail is super smooth. Would like to see some more jumps
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Lucasjohnharris (Aug 8, 2020 at 20:39)
Too much fun!
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eresc (Aug 4, 2020 at 15:28)
Trail Half Nelson
I was there on Sunday, and there was a sign saying that the trail is closed for construction. Asked to use Recycle instead.
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whyapinkbike (Jul 10, 2020 at 15:43)
Trail Half Nelson
Just when I thought it could not get any better, SORCA and Dream Wizards have added even more! IIRC it was last year when they bermed a tight turn which had, till then, a caution sign of some sort; I'd found myself slowing to a stop, on some occasions. Now, the area after that (which IIRC is near the covered bridge) has been turned into a maze of berms, a la the new additions to Pseudo Tsuga III. Great work. Positively orgasmic!
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Timpowers (Jun 18, 2020 at 15:02)
Trail Half Nelson
One of the funnest trails I have ridden
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filippulpan (Nov 28, 2019 at 9:55)
Tree on trail at firsts switch back. Will require chain saw to remove it.
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twowheeledwanderer (Nov 14, 2019 at 11:13)
Trail Half Nelson
Half Nelson is in my top 8 favorite trails in Squamish. Fast, flowy, and super fun! The other seven are:
twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/my-8-favorite-mountain-bike-trails-in-squamish-bc
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toriwood (Nov 13, 2019 at 10:00)
Trail Half Nelson
Trueeee down !! Half way after the new section and before the big bridge
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aaric08 (Nov 2, 2019 at 17:58)
So much flow in these berms. Amazing work trail crews! Thanks for all your hard work.
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GreenJelly (Oct 6, 2019 at 19:12)
This is a fun and fast (if you want it to be) ride. Great way to end your day of riding.
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Jeffob1 (Sep 5, 2019 at 17:12)
Trail Lumberjack's
Fun down trail to get back to Tantalus after riding Alice Lake trails. Nice combo after Rollercoaster to finish the day. Lots of roots, hence the name!
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Trailblazer99 (Jul 16, 2019 at 22:56)
Trail Half Nelson
A must ride trail in Squamish!
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arennick (Jul 16, 2019 at 14:39)
Yes, a classic way to finish your day in this area.
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tmorto (May 21, 2019 at 15:55)
Just epic fun! Those berms keep you on your toes and give you an ear to ear grin!
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DHscott20 (May 4, 2019 at 22:44)
Trail Half Nelson
Super fun hard pack fast conditions, hats off to the trails crews
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sogomtb (Mar 21, 2019 at 2:48)
Trail Half Nelson
To safe time and to maximise the time that we have(4 days), what are the best trial combination?
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sogomtb (Mar 14, 2019 at 6:38)
Trail Half Nelson
Does the ride up to the Half Nelson trail head takes 1 full hour?
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DMal SHORE CORPS (Mar 14, 2019 at 7:21)
Trail Half Nelson
www.trailforks.com/trails/ring-creek-access-road - Average time if you climb the road looks to be about 30 minutes.

www.trailforks.com/trails/climb-trail--stl-lhalem-sintl-3075 - 40 minutes if you take the climbing trail.
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sogomtb (Mar 21, 2019 at 2:45)
Trail Half Nelson
Thank you so much. We’ll be there end July spending four days trailing the world renown Squamish Trails
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moxiematt (Dec 7, 2018 at 8:21)
Man, they knocked the new berms out of the park. Nice job trail crew!
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webermtb (Aug 22, 2018 at 20:44)
One of my favorite trails in Squamish! A piece of art in trail making! Flooooowy
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webermtb (Aug 22, 2018 at 20:42)
Very good flow
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webermtb (Aug 22, 2018 at 20:41)
Trail Half Nelson
Awesome trail! Very flowy but with some step sections. The berms si good. Recommended!
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JGATBC (Jul 4, 2018 at 12:54)
Trail Half Nelson
Amazing!! 10 out of 10!!!
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michaeladasilva (Jun 9, 2018 at 13:32)
awesome trail for any rider level. lots of berms, small jumps and fast flow. 5 stars!
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marmiteslave (Jun 3, 2018 at 11:44)
A classic SQUAMISH trail for the past 25 years that wraps up any ride ending on Perth with a big smile on your face. A crowd favorite for the Test of Metal. Good for any rider. Beginners may find the last pitch worth a walk.
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disruptiveone (May 28, 2018 at 13:12)
Trail is awesome. Some few blown out bits on berms near the top. Donate to SORCA if you're riding here is it helps fund these awesome trails. Thanks builders for awesome times.
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davolt13 (Jul 6, 2017 at 12:00)
So fun and flowy, especially the final section.
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JCKrahn (Aug 14, 2015 at 13:59)
Trail Half Nelson
Fun and flowy
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Details

  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Friday July 12, 2019 at 09:00am
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for BC Bike Race 2019 - Day 7 (Squamish) mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    37 ft
  • Altitude start
    51 ft
  • Altitude end
    49 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -81.6%
  • Grade min
    49.7%
  • Distance climb
    18 miles
  • Distance down
    14 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Half Nelson
Nov 27, 2022 @ 1:35pm
Nov 27, 2022
Trail running mint, clear lines through the leaf litter. There is a fallen tree about fifty meters after the covered bridge, off the trail but covering the outside line through a corner. Tried to move it, but it’s stuck on a larger tree further down, will need a have to clear. Trail is still rideable!
50 Shades of Green Part 2
Nov 26, 2022 @ 1:07am
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Nov 20, 2022 @ 6:11am
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