5.3 miles
1,373 ft
-1,373 ft
1,977 ft
High Point

Half Nelson - perhaps the most famous and most ridden trail in Squamish. This is a must ride trail when visiting Squamish. The climb to the top is fairly mellow. There is one steeper section just after the Sorca Shelter, however the fire road is completely rideable. Don't be put off by the climb as this descent is so flowy that you will likely find yourself riding straight back up to the top for another lap! Do it... you know you want to. As a bonus we included Another Man's Gold in this loop. This is an under ridden extension that might just be even more fun than Half Nelson itself!

For more details check out http://ridespots.com/rides/squamish-half-nelson-1-2-hour-mountain-bike-loop/

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Squamish Off-Road Cycling Association (www.sorca.ca)
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Trails in Route


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  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Half Nelson, Another Man's - Gold 1 - 2+ hours - RideSpots.com mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    845 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,120 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,120 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3.0 miles
  • Distance down
    2.0 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,444 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Elliot Smith - A Boy With A Coin
Elliot Smith - A Boy With A Coin
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May 1, 2017
Filmed after school and in the weekends when his dad (aka the filmer) wasn't riding or working, A Boy With a Coin is just a video about a 14 year...
Half Nelson with BCpov
Half Nelson with BCpov
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Apr 25, 2017

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