2,526 ft
Distance
-417 ft
Descent
00:06:47
Avg time
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Bear's Den Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Giveout and Gold Creek
    Nelson, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Bridge, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #3172 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking

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 mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -419 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,434 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,853 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,853 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,432 ft
  • Grade
    -16.6%
  • Grade max
    -39.5%
  • Grade min
    -3.8%
  • Distance down
    2,526 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:47
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:25
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on Oct 20, 2021
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Avg: 4.95 (19 votes)
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 13 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 903 rides
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      Jun 21, 2022 @ 5:40am
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      Jun 21, 2022 @ 5:40am
      Jun 21, 2022
      48 |
      Nov 13, 2021 @ 5:49am
      Nov 13, 2021

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      vancity (Sep 18, 2020 at 6:33)
       Enjoyable blue trail with optional black features. The up ramps on the A-frames can feel a little steep but just carry a little momentum into them for maximum smoothness.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      gasman5 (Sep 1, 2021 at 16:33)
       Wicked trail. Fun woodwork and great loam.
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      youtuber Mountain Biking: Bears Den, Nelson, B.C.
      2:44 | 361 | Jan 27, 2020 , Nelson
      Powerslave, Bear's Den & Bedframe - Nelson BC
      16:18 | 1229 | Aug 17, 2018 , Nelson