8 miles
Distance
2,478 ft
Climb
-2,483 ft
Descent
1,880 ft
High Point

This is one of our favorite routes in the Squamish and is featured in Freehub Magazine's Sea to Sky Photo Book: Issue 7.3.

Route Supporters
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Squamish Off-Road Cycling Association (www.sorca.ca)
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More Stats for Freehub Magazine: Half Nelson Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -5 ft
  • Altitude min
    672 ft
  • Altitude start
    678 ft
  • Altitude end
    673 ft
  • Grade
    -0.011%
  • Grade max
    -57.386%
  • Grade min
    46.602%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,084 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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