2 miles
Distance
272 ft
Climb
-2,025 ft
Descent
00:47:01
Avg time
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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

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 mountain 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
    00:47:01
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Status:
on Sep 12, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4.45 (16 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to paper-bag trailhead (49.526988, -117.228971)
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Paper Bag Trail Reports

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Sep 12, 2018 @ 8:06am
Sep 12, 2018
Just one small tree that I cleared off the trail but otherwise funtastic.
Aug 30, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Aug 30, 2018
Cleared 4-5 trees this afternoon. Lower sections drying out fast after recent rain.
Aug 24, 2018 @ 10:53am
Aug 24, 2018
Do not ride this trail until it gets some rain. The top sections is very dry. The middle and bottom sections are trench eroded and consists of...
Aug 12, 2018 @ 8:08pm
Aug 12, 2018
One tree in the top section. VERY dusty from middle to bottom. Still a lot of fun!
Jul 25, 2018 @ 10:29pm
Jul 25, 2018
Bottom section is very dusty and dry, but the slabs up top are totally worth it! Such an epic trail.
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Sep 1, 2018 @ 10:00pm
Sep 1, 2018
Paper Bag, Vancouver
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Sep 1, 2018 @ 9:58pm
Sep 1, 2018
Paper Bag, Vancouver
11 |
Sep 1, 2018 @ 9:57pm
Sep 1, 2018
Paper Bag, Vancouver
587 |
Sep 1, 2009 @ 7:15pm
Sep 1, 2009
Paper Bag, Nelson

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