8.0 miles
Distance
1,873 ft
Climb
-1,881 ft
Descent
1,865 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.

Detailed Description
Freehub Magazine: Half Nelson Loop is a 8 mile popular intermediate route located near Squamish British Columbia. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 19 trails. This route climbs 1,873 ft with a max elevation of 1,865 ft then descends -1,881 ft.
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  • Primary Activity
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  • Difficulty rating
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More Stats for Freehub Magazine: Half Nelson Loop mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 37 min
  • Altitude change
    -7 ft
  • Altitude min
    679 ft
  • Altitude start
    687 ft
  • Altitude end
    679 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -76.2%
  • Grade min
    60.3%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    761 ft
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