5 miles
Distance
1,373 ft
Climb
-1,373 ft
Descent
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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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    186
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
    -47.656%
  • Grade min
    37.982%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,444 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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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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  • < 50%
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  • Uphill Only
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  • 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
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Another Man's Gold
      Jan 14, 2019 @ 12:16pm
      Jan 14, 2019
      Soft at beginning, but running good otherwise.
      Half Nelson
      Dec 22, 2018 @ 8:17am
      Dec 22, 2018
      A bit of water on the trail but dirt is great. Three trees down. Two shortly after covered bridge and one shortly after junction with full Nelson.
      Ring Creek Access Road
      Nov 24, 2018 @ 9:33am
      Nov 24, 2018
      Upper Half Nelson
      Oct 27, 2018 @ 11:38am
      Oct 27, 2018
      Ring Creek
      Apr 7, 2018 @ 2:43pm
      Apr 7, 2018
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