15 miles
Distance
5,304 ft
Climb
-5,306 ft
Descent
3,006 ft
High Point

An all blue warm-up to Squamish's best flow trails - well-suited to those new to west coast riding. Route starts up Legacy Climbing Trail, a really good uphill route. After a very short fire road section, descend down Upper Half Nelson and flow right into Half Nelson all the way to the initial start point on gorgeous manicured trails that can be flowed or doubled-up and shredded. From start point, ride up access road (or re-trace Legacy Climbing Trail again) to the start of Stl'halem Sint'l, a newly-created climbing trail that brings the rider to nearly the highest point in the Diamond Head riding area. A short access road connects on to another newly-created trail, Meadow of the Grizzly, an over 4km long machine-groomed flow trail descent. After the end of Grizzly, a short access road section takes the rider to the top of the Pseudo-Tsuga trails. A bit rougher than the machine-built trails, Pseudo-Tsuga brings the rider down to the lower parking lot. The rider can either grind up Garibaldi Park Road or pedal up the Stl'halem Sint'l trail that starts at the lower parking lot. A sweet welcome to Squamish intermediate riding!

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    9
More Stats for Nelson-Sintl-Grizzly-Tsuga25k mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    673 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,121 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,120 ft
  • Grade
    -0.002%
  • Grade max
    -77.752%
  • Grade min
    69.508%
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,189 ft
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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
Climb Trail - Stl'lhalem Sintl'
Oct 17, 2018 @ 3:39pm
1 days
Great conditions the whole way. Great climb
Pseudo-Tsuga - Part 2
Oct 17, 2018 @ 3:38pm
1 days
Very blown out and loose. Pseudo part 3 is much better
Half Nelson
Oct 17, 2018 @ 3:36pm
1 days
Tons of potholes. The lower half is running better than the upper half. Still a blast.
Meadow of the Grizzly (Spélhx̱en tl'a Stl'lhalem)
Oct 14, 2018 @ 4:41pm
Oct 14, 2018
Put a sign up at the parking lot saying it's closed please.
Pseudo-Tsuga - Part 1
Oct 13, 2018 @ 10:36am
Oct 13, 2018
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