5 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


  • Difficulty rating
  • 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 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,444 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Squamish Diamondhead
Squamish Diamondhead
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Oct 31, 2017
Half Nelson Flowtrail in Squamish, B.C
Half Nelson Flowtrail in Squamish, B.C
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Oct 29, 2017
170924 Another Man's Gold
170924 Another Man's Gold
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Sep 27, 2017
First time dropping down off the south side of the Garibaldi fire road and it was a sweet first time. AMG was a fine, flowy descent. Followed DMc...

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Half Nelson
Dec 12, 2017 @ 12:08am
Dec 12, 2017
Rode on the 10th. Great ride down. Lots of people having a good time. The logging road has some good sized ditches cut across the road.
Another Man's Gold
Dec 3, 2017 @ 11:01am
Dec 3, 2017
Upper Half Nelson
Oct 29, 2017 @ 2:31pm
Oct 29, 2017
Access Road
Sep 30, 2017 @ 6:41pm
Sep 30, 2017
Garibaldi Park Road
Jul 12, 2017 @ 12:40am
Jul 12, 2017
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