2.3 miles
Distance
98 ft
Climb
-1,818 ft
Descent
00:44:39
Avg time
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Paper Bag Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Svoboda Road
    Nelson, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #13366 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 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. Connects to the old rail grade at Troop Beach with a 4km pedal back to the Svaboda parking lot.

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More Stats for Paper Bag mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,719 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,842 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,565 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,561 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,841 ft
  • Grade
    -14.3%
  • Grade max
    -82.7%
  • Grade min
    20.4%
  • Distance climb
    1,542 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    272 ft
  • Avg time
    00:44:39
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Status:
on Jul 16, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.2 (34 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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      Paper Bag Trail Reports

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      Jul 16, 2021 @ 6:58pm
      Jul 16, 2021
      Dusty as all heck, but the slabs are still grippy!
      Jun 25, 2021 @ 8:52am
      Jun 25, 2021
      7 trees cleared. Good to go but drying out fast
      Jun 21, 2021 @ 6:58pm
      Jun 21, 2021
      Cluster of trees down
      Jun 16, 2021 @ 11:19am
      Jun 16, 2021
      In perfect shape after yesterday’s rain. Lovely trail.
      May 30, 2021 @ 11:45am
      May 30, 2021
      Lower half is already dry. Get it while it's good.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 79 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 469 rides
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      Jun 29, 2021 @ 9:02am
      Jun 29, 2021
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      Jun 10, 2021 @ 4:12pm
      Jun 10, 2021
      | 5 comments

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      Trail Products

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      forestbathing (Jul 8, 2020 at 20:30)
       Super fun trail! Couple punchy climbs to make you take your time and enjoy all of the slabs
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      • + 0
      olfgwalk (Jul 6, 2021 at 14:23)
       Basically XC for the top 50%. Lots of short downs and punchy ups. Really breaks up the flow which is fine if you're into that kind of thing. Bottom 50% is awesome. Super fast straight aways, some ruts, some nice lines to choice from. Would have been 4 or 5* if it wasn't for the XC style ups and downs at the top.
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      • + 0
      graymanc (Jul 16, 2021 at 19:04)
       Gate was closed so had to pedal to the top. A fair bit of climbing involved to get to the one hit wonder slab, then fun sidecut DH down to the bottom. Be sure to take a dip at the bottom! Great trail!
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      Videos

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