5.3 miles
Distance
1,098 ft
Climb
-1,132 ft
Descent
1,969 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
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    205
More Stats for Half Nelson, Another Man's - Gold 1 - 2+ hours - RideSpots.com mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    853 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,139 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,106 ft
  • Grade
    -0.1%
  • Grade max
    -99.1%
  • Grade min
    52.2%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    666 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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1,822 | 2 faves
1,826 | 5 faves
Half Nelson - 2018.08.09 - Day 2.1
Half Nelson - 2018.08.09 - Day 2.1
8:32 | 33 | comments: 0 | favs:
Mar 19, 2021
Lower Half Nelson - 2018.08.09 - Day 2.3
Lower Half Nelson - 2018.08.09 - Day 2.3
3:28 | 14 | comments: 0 | favs:
Mar 19, 2021
Another Mans Gold + STP - 2018.08.09 - Day 2.4
Another Mans Gold + STP - 2018.08.09 - Day 2.4
9:55 | 24 | comments: 0 | favs:
Mar 19, 2021

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Half Nelson
May 14, 2021 @ 6:36am
53 mins
From the entrance, the third ladder-bridge still has two rungs broken; the fourth bridge has one rung broken.
Ring Creek Access Road
Apr 24, 2021 @ 2:35pm
Apr 24, 2021
Another Man's Gold
Apr 22, 2021 @ 11:49am
Apr 22, 2021
Ring Creek Rip
Apr 17, 2021 @ 12:13pm
Apr 17, 2021
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Upper Half Nelson
Apr 16, 2021 @ 1:27pm
Apr 16, 2021
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