2 miles
Distance
272 ft
Climb
-2,025 ft
Descent
00:46:29
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Paper Bag Trail

Paper Bag Details

  • Riding Area
    Svoboda Road
    Nelson, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #13366 in Mountain Biking

Quite possibly thee best, and definitely Nelson’s most notorious trail, the Bag is a good, long fun ride with lots of humbling rock slabs and quick uphills.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Paper Bag bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,753 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,807 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,563 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,560 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,807 ft
  • Grade
    -14.587%
  • Grade max
    -63.821%
  • Grade min
    37.017%
  • Distance climb
    2,308 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    508 ft
  • Avg time
    00:46:29
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Status:
on Nov 1, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.3 (17 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 paper-bag trailhead (49.526988, -117.228971)
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Paper Bag Trail Reports

datedescription
Nov 1, 2018 @ 8:26am
Nov 1, 2018
Cleared 3 trees this morning. Conditions are primo.
Oct 31, 2018 @ 11:57am
Oct 31, 2018
I heard that the Paper bag has 3 trees down. Closer to the bottom of the trail. Large trail saw sized.
Oct 11, 2018 @ 9:26pm
Oct 11, 2018
reporter
NCC Trail Crew cleared the recent blowdown today and pruned back some of the ground vegetation to help with line of sight. Trail is running sweet.
Oct 4, 2018 @ 1:40pm
Oct 4, 2018
Can confirm that there are still about 30 trees down. Needs a trail saw for most of them but chainsaw for a few. Not worthwhile at the mo
Oct 3, 2018 @ 4:00pm
Oct 3, 2018
Lots of trees down following last nights storm.
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Oct 19, 2018 @ 10:36pm
Oct 19, 2018
Paper Bag, Nelson
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Oct 13, 2018 @ 9:46am
Oct 13, 2018
Paper Bag, Nelson
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Oct 13, 2018 @ 9:46am
Oct 13, 2018
Paper Bag, Nelson
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Oct 13, 2018 @ 9:46am
Oct 13, 2018
Paper Bag, Nelson

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