4,726 ft
Distance
12 ft
Climb
-1,150 ft
Descent
00:11:37
Avg time

Broken Axe Details

  • Riding Area
    Sharlands
    Nelson
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All Year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #12710 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking

Super fun, fast and loose with the a few techie sections thrown in. Starting high on Kaka ridge with views over Nelson and the Maitai, the trail drops across open country with step downs and rollers before entering the pine forest with loose rock and roots and a super fast flowy finish. Good times on AM and DH bikes alike.

Access Info

You need a Hancock Forest Access permit to ride this trail. They can be purchased from bike shops in Nelson for $10 (for a 2 week permit) or annual permits come as part of Nelson Mountain Bike Club membership (www.nelsonmtb.club)

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Broken Axe bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,138 ft
  • Altitude min
    181 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,319 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,319 ft
  • Altitude end
    181 ft
  • Grade max
    -79.135%
  • Grade min
    11.685%
  • Distance climb
    166 ft
  • Distance down
    4,450 ft
  • Distance flat
    110 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:37
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Status:
on Jan 28, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 4.75 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Broken Axe Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 28, 2019 @ 1:05am
      Jan 28, 2019
      reporter
      Jan 27, 2019 @ 5:50pm
      Jan 27, 2019
      reporter
      Dec 1, 2018 @ 7:03pm
      Dec 1, 2018
      reporter Tree cleared, awesome conditions
      Nov 28, 2018 @ 12:01pm
      Nov 28, 2018
      Downed tree about midway down.
      Jan 4, 2018 @ 3:56pm
      Jan 4, 2018
      reporter Open - fire risk reduced, valid permit needed
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 19 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 90 rides
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      Feb 2, 2016 @ 3:23pm
      Feb 2, 2016
      Broken Axe, Nelson

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