15 miles
5,304 ft
-5,306 ft
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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  • Riding area
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  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    One Direction
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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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    8 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,189 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Half Nelson
Aug 12, 2018 @ 10:23am
2 days
Pseudo-Tsuga - Part 3
Aug 9, 2018 @ 12:47pm
Aug 9, 2018
Tree down after crossing the bridge
Meadow of the Grizzly (Spélhx̱en tl'a Stl'lhalem)
Aug 6, 2018 @ 8:37am
Aug 6, 2018
Ring Creek Access Road
Aug 2, 2018 @ 1:09pm
Aug 2, 2018
Pseudo-Tsuga - Part 1
Jul 28, 2018 @ 8:25am
Jul 28, 2018
Watch out for angry Englishman.
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