2,529 ft
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-431 ft
Descent
00:05:59
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Bear's Den Trail

Bear's Den Details

  • Riding Area
    Giveout and Gold Creek
    Nelson, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Bridge, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #1035 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

From the Toughnut area, ride the ridge-top road to its northern end
where the singletrack starts. Be aware of open pits and things start to
speed up, until an abrupt bike push to the top of Morning Mountain.
The popular start is by 13km of the Giveout West spur where the trail
heads down and surfs though old mine rock dumps before rolling into
the iconic Bears Den section that weaves through berms and rollers
amongst an old growth cedar grove.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bear's Den bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -428 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,426 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,856 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,854 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,426 ft
  • Grade
    -16.932%
  • Grade max
    -39.64%
  • Grade min
    2.741%
  • Distance climb
    114 ft
  • Distance down
    2,376 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:59
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Status:
on Sep 24, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 5 (9 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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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      Bear's Den Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Sep 24, 2018 @ 5:30pm
      Sep 24, 2018
      Super muddy but still really fun to ride! Just be prepared to be sliding all over the place.
      Aug 8, 2018 @ 9:32am
      Aug 8, 2018
      reporter
      Trail Crew worked the lower section. Chopping roots and filling in bomb holes.
      Aug 4, 2018 @ 11:01am
      Aug 4, 2018
      Ran great
      Jul 21, 2018 @ 5:09pm
      Jul 21, 2018
      Amazing job by NCC Trail Crew reworking the trail through some huge tree fall.
      Sep 17, 2017 @ 4:31pm
      Sep 17, 2017
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 93 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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      • 239 rides
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      Oct 19, 2018 @ 8:49am
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      Bear's Den, Nelson
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      Oct 19, 2018 @ 8:49am
      Oct 19, 2018
      Bear's Den, Nelson
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      Sep 1, 2018 @ 9:56pm
      Sep 1, 2018
      Bear's Den, Vancouver
      106 |
      Jul 15, 2018 @ 8:29am
      Jul 15, 2018
      Bear's Den, Nelson

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