1 miles
Distance
56 ft
Climb
-823 ft
Descent
00:12:05
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
    #2 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking

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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -766 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,116 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,883 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,883 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,116 ft
  • Grade
    -11.414%
  • Grade max
    -47.666%
  • Grade min
    20.067%
  • Distance climb
    913 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    188 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:05
  • Avg reverse time
    01:35:43
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Status:
on Nov 17, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4.6 (178 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to half-nelson trailhead (49.745130, -123.068380)
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Half Nelson Trail Reports

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Nov 17, 2018 @ 6:00pm
Nov 17, 2018
Trail is running great. A little wet, but it's mid November.
Nov 8, 2018 @ 5:56am
Nov 8, 2018
Great trail but currently the berms are pretty beat and rutted from the summer use
Nov 5, 2018 @ 10:01am
Nov 5, 2018
Running great. Few brake bumps but adds to the fun.
Oct 17, 2018 @ 3:36pm
Oct 17, 2018
Tons of potholes. The lower half is running better than the upper half. Still a blast.
Oct 11, 2018 @ 1:39pm
Oct 11, 2018
Running great, lots of end of season potholes but still a ton of fun. A few little puddles here and there but drying well.
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3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 2
flag JCKrahn (Aug 14, 2015 at 13:59)
 Fun and flowy
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  • + 0
flag JGATBC (Jul 4, 2018 at 12:54)
 Amazing!! 10 out of 10!!!
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  • + 0
flag webermtb (Aug 22, 2018 at 20:41)
 Awesome trail! Very flowy but with some step sections. The berms si good. Recommended!
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