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 Apr 8, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.6 (153 votes)

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Layers winter
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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Apr 8, 2018 @ 7:27pm
Apr 8, 2018
reporter Running great
Mar 30, 2018 @ 12:52pm
Mar 30, 2018
all clear, running great
Mar 26, 2018 @ 7:26pm
Mar 26, 2018
Snow free.
Mar 15, 2018 @ 8:18pm
Mar 15, 2018
Bit of wet here and there but overall in great condition!
Mar 13, 2018 @ 4:28pm
Mar 13, 2018
In good condition. Reasonably dry. Approach from Full Nelson side/climb trail is drier. Still snow on the "usual" road to Half Nelson
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 2
flag JCKrahn (Aug 14, 2015 at 13:59)
 Fun and flowy
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