1.8 miles
Distance
39 ft
Climb
-960 ft
Descent
00:12:28
Avg time

Firball Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Codgers
    Nelson
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All Year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #2712 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #2473 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in E-Biking

Iconic and arguably Nelsons most popular trail for good reason. New trail grade in 2021.

More Stats for Firball mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -921 ft
  • Altitude min
    208 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,130 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,130 ft
  • Altitude end
    210 ft
  • Grade
    -9.5%
  • Grade max
    -42.9%
  • Grade min
    12.8%
  • Distance climb
    856 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    387 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:52:08
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on Jan 7, 2024
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Avg: 4.2 (33 votes)
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      Firball Trail Reports

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      Jan 7, 2024 @ 5:27pm
      Jan 7, 2024
      Beware of snakebite inducing rocks in lower section (below Middle Road).
      Jan 5, 2024 @ 12:49am
      Jan 5, 2024
      Very long grass all the way along the lower section of the trail after the 4x4 track crossing. Its like driving a car in thick fog on a motorway...
      Dec 16, 2023 @ 7:52am
      Dec 16, 2023
      Long grass needs a cut
      Nov 15, 2023 @ 9:34am
      Nov 15, 2023
      Oct 16, 2023 @ 4:49am
      Oct 16, 2023
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 22 rides
      • 12.2 km avg distance
      6 Months
      • 305 rides
      • 16.5 km avg distance
      All
      • 4,994 rides
      • Last: Feb 24, 2024

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      Mar 7, 2023 @ 9:00pm
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      Mar 7, 2023 @ 9:00pm
      Mar 7, 2023
      131 |
      May 12, 2020 @ 2:34am
      May 12, 2020
      135 |
      Feb 20, 2020 @ 1:00am
      Feb 20, 2020

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