1 miles
Distance
11 ft
Climb
-715 ft
Descent
00:12:08
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Half Nelson Trail

Half Nelson Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Diamond Head
    Squamish, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    May - October
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Jump
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #2 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking

One of Squamish's most popular trails is basically a 2km 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
    -704 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,139 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,843 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,843 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,138 ft
  • Grade
    -11.2%
  • Grade max
    -40.5%
  • Grade min
    12.9%
  • Distance climb
    177 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    217 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:08
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:24
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Status:
on Jun 27, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.6 (220 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
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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

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to half-nelson trailhead (49.744540, -123.067330)
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      Half Nelson Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 27, 2020 @ 12:16pm
      Jun 27, 2020
      Jun 24, 2020 @ 7:39am
      Jun 24, 2020
      reporter
      Dream Wizards is constantly working on improving the trail. Please make sure you ride with caution in the work zone. It is well marked, expect...
      Jun 17, 2020 @ 12:11pm
      Jun 17, 2020
      Jun 16, 2020 @ 11:48am
      Jun 16, 2020
      Jun 12, 2020 @ 9:02am
      Jun 12, 2020
      Rode it yesterday, in the rain. Great conditions. Had to avoid Ring Creek Road, as an adolescent bear was near the Access 3 junction at around...
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 117 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,290 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,293 rides
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      Photos

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      17 |
      Jun 14, 2020 @ 2:17am
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      Nov 3, 2016 @ 2:25pm
      Nov 3, 2016
      1,578 |
      Mar 17, 2016 @ 11:33pm
      Mar 17, 2016
      1,413 |
      Nov 5, 2014 @ 12:27pm
      Nov 5, 2014
      | 1 comments

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      Trail Products

      12 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag JCKrahn (Aug 14, 2015 at 13:59)
       Fun and flowy
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag JGATBC (Jul 4, 2018 at 12:54)
       Amazing!! 10 out of 10!!!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag webermtb (Aug 22, 2018 at 20:41)
       Awesome trail! Very flowy but with some step sections. The berms si good. Recommended!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag dato-mogo (Mar 14, 2019 at 6:38)
       Does the ride up to the Half Nelson trail head takes 1 full hour?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag DMal SHORE CORPS (Mar 14, 2019 at 7:21)
       www.trailforks.com/trails/ring-creek-access-road - Average time if you climb the road looks to be about 30 minutes.

      www.trailforks.com/trails/climb-trail--stl-lhalem-sintl-3075 - 40 minutes if you take the climbing trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag dato-mogo (Mar 21, 2019 at 2:45)
       Thank you so much. We’ll be there end July spending four days trailing the world renown Squamish Trails
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag dato-mogo (Mar 21, 2019 at 2:48)
       To safe time and to maximise the time that we have(4 days), what are the best trial combination?
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag DHscott20 (May 4, 2019 at 22:44)
       Super fun hard pack fast conditions, hats off to the trails crews
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Trailblazer99 (Jul 16, 2019 at 22:56)
       A must ride trail in Squamish!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag toriwood (Nov 13, 2019 at 10:00)
       Trueeee down !! Half way after the new section and before the big bridge
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag twowheeledwanderer (Nov 14, 2019 at 11:13)
       Half Nelson is in my top 8 favorite trails in Squamish. Fast, flowy, and super fun! The other seven are:
      twowheeledwanderer.com/posts/my-8-favorite-mountain-bike-trails-in-squamish-bc
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Timpowers (Jun 18, 2020 at 15:02)
       One of the funnest trails I have ridden
      [Reply]

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