29 miles
Distance
1,920 ft
Climb
-1,528 ft
Descent
3,086 ft
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Nelson Salmo Great Northern (The Great ) Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Nelson
    , British Columbia
  • AKA
    Burlington Northern Rail Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Rail Trail
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #24959 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

The Nelson-Salmo Great Northern Trail provides recreation trail use on the former Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line from Troup Junction to the Village of Salmo. This trail is designated as a multiple purpose regional trail.
The trail is also part of The Great Trail (aka Trans Canada Trail). The section from Mountain Station to Cottonwood Lake is part of the The Great Trail through route. The entire GN Trail from Troup to Salmo is considered to be a Great Trail spur.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Nelson Salmo Great Northern Trail (The Great Trail) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    392 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,776 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,784 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,176 ft
  • Grade
    0.252%
  • Grade max
    -41.228%
  • Grade min
    60.842%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    17 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Status:
on Aug 3, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4 (3 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
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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
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      Nelson Salmo... Trail Reports

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      Aug 3, 2019 @ 2:46pm
      Aug 3, 2019
      Small tree down across trail, can ride over or around. ~9 inch tree directly across the path at km marker 14. Also at km 13 or so, logging...
      Apr 16, 2018 @ 7:06am
      Apr 16, 2018
      Wet and muddy with large snow patches between Mountain Station and Svaboda. Rideable though.
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      Sep 1, 2018 @ 10:00pm
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      May 8, 2018 @ 8:15am
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