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/

Local Trail Association
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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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
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First Time Riding Half Nelson
First Time Riding Half Nelson
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Aug 31, 2018
After watching countless other YouTube videos I finally got to ride the famous Half Nelson mountain bike trail in Squamish, BC! What a super...
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Half Nelson, Full Nelson and 19th Hole
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Aug 28, 2018

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Another Man's Gold
Nov 17, 2018 @ 11:32pm
3 days
Running mint! Very end down to river is muddy.
Half Nelson
Nov 17, 2018 @ 6:00pm
3 days
Trail is running great. A little wet, but it's mid November.
Ring Creek Access Road
Oct 27, 2018 @ 11:38am
Oct 27, 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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