4.2 miles
Distance
3,770 ft
Climb
-133 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Following the CBC Tower trail takes you to the very summit of Mount Nelson (or Elephant Mountain as some locals affectionately call it). It’s a difficult hike with significant elevation, but it’s scenic and close to home At each milestone, the City of Nelson shrinks further below and more and more peaks enfold from the distant valleys.

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CBC Tower is a 4 mile less popular expert route located near Nelson British Columbia. This hike primary route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 3,770 ft with a max elevation of 5,584 ft then descends -133 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Hike
  • Other Activities
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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • eBike Allowed
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for CBC Tower mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    2 hr 9 min
  • Altitude change
    3,637 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,871 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,871 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,509 ft
  • Grade
    16.4%
  • Grade max
    -35.9%
  • Grade min
    77.4%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    1,785 ft
  • Distance flat
    423 ft
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