1 miles
Distance
8 ft
Climb
-727 ft
Descent
00:11:38
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Half Nelson Trail

Half Nelson Details

  • Riding area
    Diamond Head
    Squamish, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May - October
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Jump
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1

One of Squamish's most popular trails is basically a 3km downhill pumptrack. A beginner/intermediate/advanced trail built by Big Red Ted Tempany and a cadre of local volunteers.

Not only is it Squamish’s first government-funded mountain bike trail, it is also being built with a mini-excavator and an eye for sustainability as its essential tools.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Half Nelson mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -719 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,031 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,751 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,751 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,031 ft
  • Grade
    -10.708%
  • Grade max
    -105.317%
  • Grade min
    14.85%
  • Distance climb
    3 ft
  • Distance down
    4,731 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,982 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:38
  • Avg reverse time
    01:35:43
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Status:
on Feb 12, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.6 (150 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to half-nelson trailhead (49.745130, -123.068380)
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Half Nelson Trail Reports

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Feb 12, 2018 @ 10:08am
Feb 12, 2018
Good to go
Jan 30, 2018 @ 8:35pm
Jan 30, 2018
Large tree down across the trail, blocking trail mid landing of jump near the bottom. Top half is snow covered.
Dec 12, 2017 @ 12:08am
Dec 12, 2017
Rode on the 10th. Great ride down. Lots of people having a good time. The logging road has some good sized ditches cut across the road.
Nov 25, 2017 @ 4:16pm
Nov 25, 2017
Wet but in great condition! Small puddles and bridges are slick but otherwise in great shape
Nov 3, 2017 @ 9:44am
Nov 3, 2017
Was going past the exit and there looked liked there was a tree fallen near the end with the snow fall yesterday
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag JCKrahn (Aug 14, 2015 at 13:59)
 Fun and flowy
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