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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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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