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/

Detailed Description
Half Nelson, Another Man's - Gold 1 - 2+ hours - RideSpots.com is a 5 mile popular intermediate route located near Squamish British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 26 trails. This route climbs 1,098 ft with a max elevation of 1,969 ft then descends -1,132 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    234
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
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Garibaldi Park Road
Jun 20, 2022 @ 10:38am
Jun 20, 2022
thick loose gravel built up on the shoulders from 1/2 Nelson parking to Ring Creek community. Nice and hard packed up parking.
Upper Half Nelson
Jun 11, 2022 @ 3:30pm
Jun 11, 2022
Lil bit muddy
Another Man's Gold
Jun 6, 2022 @ 12:31pm
Jun 6, 2022
tree down about 1/2 way
Half Nelson
Jun 5, 2022 @ 10:40am
Jun 5, 2022
Ring Creek Access Road
Jun 5, 2022 @ 10:40am
Jun 5, 2022
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