23.6 miles
3,169 ft
-3,182 ft
1,973 ft
High Point

EPIC TRAILS - These trails alone are worth a trip to Quebec City, no matter where you come from. The ideal route starts with the Neilson Est, then link to the Neilson Nord and Neilson Sud.

Detailed Description
(Full) Neilson Trilogy is a 24 mile popular expert route located near Saint-Raymond Quebec. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 7 trails. This route climbs 3,169 ft with a max elevation of 1,973 ft then descends -3,182 ft.


24 Reviews & Comments

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Cycleroy (Aug 29, 2022 at 6:20)
Trail Neilson Nord
Paysage à couper le souffle.
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nadm3005 (Aug 13, 2022 at 16:04)
Trail Neilson Est
Really nice climb!! Not too technical and if you are a fit person, don’t mind the other comments, you’ll be fine. It is not brutal if you are use to ride some D+. Fun descend at the end with a few technical features! I really recommend the trio of you want a 30km+ ride: Nelson Est, Nelson Nord, Nelson sud Wink
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Chloee (Aug 6, 2022 at 15:04)
Trail Neilson Est
* overrated
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Chloee (Aug 6, 2022 at 15:02)
Trail Neilson Est
Operated... la monté était plus le fun que la descente (pi personnellement je deteste les montés donc ca en dit long)
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Canadmos TRAILFORKS (Jul 8, 2022 at 13:37)
Trail Neilson Est
What happened to the double black trail that went to the top of the hill when this first opened? It was fun...
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mpll4321 (Aug 28, 2021 at 16:32)
Trail Neilson Nord
L'état du sentier laisse a désiré, mais beau paysage.
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zeGG QVDM (Aug 28, 2021 at 8:54)
Trail Neilson Est
The road climg is now gone! It has been replaced by a very nice singletrack climb in a beautifull forest. Awesone job!
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Durmanna (Jun 15, 2021 at 13:02)
Trail Neilson Est
I’m still trying to figure out if the climb on the road was worth the single track part. Long and boring. I probably wouldn’t do it again
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Fwinns (Jun 15, 2021 at 13:29)
Trail Neilson Est
A new singletrack climb will open in a few days/weeks to completely bypass the gravel climb
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Mrjays (Sep 5, 2020 at 16:27)
Trail Neilson Nord
Le plus beau sentier de vbn et plutôt tranquille, section plus difficile sur le bord de la rivière.
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Mrjays (Aug 20, 2020 at 17:51)
Bonjour votre question est pertinente, à la base la chute à gilles et dans les deux directions, mais à partir de cet été, elle commence à partir de la chute, oui c'est pas clair car il ya encore une indication qui nous fait aller vers la chute. Les vidéos Facebook ne sont pas permis ici mais vous pouvez visiter la page de vallée bras du nord et regarder le vidéo du 29 juin et avancer à 1:20 merci.
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Andytrek (Aug 10, 2020 at 7:01)
Trail Neilson Est
Brutal climb. Worthy of it though
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Gus (Jul 26, 2020 at 17:47)
Question a propos de la Chute a Gilles Trail:

Est elle Unidirectionnel vers La Chute?
Si oui il devrait avoir une balise pour indiquer que c'est seulement Sens Unique vers la chute, ll y a beaucoup de Riders qui partent de la Chute pour descendre vers la Blvd a Gerard/Sapinière. j'en ai rencontre une dizaine samedi, beaucoup de discussion a propos de qui a raison????? Moi je la considère unidirectionnel vers la chute.
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bgars613 (Sep 30, 2019 at 20:05)
Trail Neilson Est
What an epic trail combined with the north and the south. The climb up the road was brutal but worth it, our group walked pretty much the entire road. Once at the top, the ride down was flowy with some small jumps and drops, perfect for intermediate and better. Just under 4 hours start to finish, could be done in under 3 and up to 5 hours depending on how much you enjoy the scenery and want to stop to check things out. 10/10 would go back just to ride these trails again.
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DGILZ VMQCA (Oct 15, 2021 at 7:52)
Trail Neilson Est
No more push a bike since fall 2021!
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Touka5 (Aug 20, 2019 at 19:06)
Trail Légende
Beau travail de la part des concepteurs, belles drops, magnifique finale! Nice Job VBN!
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EingBe (Aug 7, 2019 at 9:25)
Trail Neilson Est
The climb really isn’t that bad. It’s a long double track fire road, just sit in and work a little and you will definitely be rewarded with some fantastic single track
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jock-f (Aug 16, 2018 at 12:04)
Trail Neilson Est
The only section of the Neilson trail I'd ride again. Awesome descent but as others have mentioned the climb to get to the single track is fairly brutal.
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Misha4871 (Aug 15, 2018 at 0:51)
Trail Neilson Est
I totally feel you. I love climbing but that is way too steep and long. I wish they had a climb with broken back singletrack switchbacks thru the forest and made it more gradual. Other then the climb the trails are just amazing.
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DGILZ VMQCA (Oct 15, 2021 at 7:51)
Trail Neilson Est
it's now done, dude. :-)
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jasonwd (Jul 18, 2017 at 12:18)
Trail Neilson Est
The first climb up the 'road' is totally brutal. Beware that you'll spend 40min walking or riding in granny getting up there. It's nasty and boring.
The trail itself is very good with two feature drops, one off a log ramp and another off a slab.
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DGILZ VMQCA (Oct 15, 2021 at 7:51)
Trail Neilson Est
Since fall 2021, a new, easy, fun, scenic, acclaimed trail has replaced the infamous cote à Ti-Oui.
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Blawrence (Aug 18, 2015 at 8:10)
Stunningly beautiful waterfall ride, moderately technical in spots.
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Blawrence (Aug 18, 2015 at 8:08)
Trail Neilson Nord
Some of the best riding in Eastern Canada. Very technical and challenging in some sections with a nice bit of flow and some very picturesque views too. Highly recommended.

Trails in Route


  • Riding area
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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
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  • Direction
    One Direction
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More Stats for (Full) Neilson Trilogy mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    650 ft
  • Altitude start
    723 ft
  • Altitude end
    712 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Neilson Nord
Oct 9, 2022 @ 9:55am
Oct 9, 2022
Closed fpr two months becauseof the hunting season - the owner of the land allows this trail on his land in exchange for these two months closure. It is signed out at the reception area and at the trailhead. East is also closed. Neilson Sud is open but leaf covered. (Still fun!)
Neilson Sud
Oct 6, 2022 @ 1:42pm
Oct 6, 2022
Neilson Est
Sep 2, 2022 @ 9:24am
Sep 2, 2022
Aug 21, 2021 @ 8:52am
Aug 21, 2021
Aug 21, 2021 @ 8:52am
Aug 21, 2021
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