3 miles
Distance
79 ft
Climb
-2,993 ft
Descent
00:36:33
Avg time
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Shannon Pass Details

  • Riding Area
    Shannon Pass
    Nelson, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #3057 in Mountain Biking

Wrapping around the north end of Elephant Mountain, Shannon Pass holds one of the longest and largest descents you can ride on any single trail in the Nelson area. The second half and final trail of the Baldface riding brings you down to Kootenay Lake on beauty singletrack, mixing technical and flowy sections with a few minor climbs and loose steeps.

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More Stats for Shannon Pass bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,914 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,953 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,867 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,867 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,953 ft
  • Grade
    -19.092%
  • Grade max
    -56.569%
  • Grade min
    17.089%
  • Distance climb
    1,010 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    372 ft
  • Avg time
    00:36:33
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Status:
on Sep 16, 2018
Variable
Avg: 5 (2 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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  • 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
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  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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 shannon-pass trailhead (49.563620, -117.296361)
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Shannon Pass Trail Reports

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Sep 16, 2018 @ 8:23am
Sep 16, 2018
One tree down about halfway.
Jul 14, 2018 @ 1:46pm
Jul 14, 2018
reporter
Bucked out and cleared by the NCC Trail Crew. In good condition.
Aug 16, 2017 @ 4:19pm
Aug 16, 2017
Only one burnt out small tree down on lower section. Was running prime otherwise.
Jun 17, 2017 @ 7:43pm
Jun 17, 2017
20 or so big trees down and about the same number small stuff. Snow free. Most of the trees are in upper section. Gets sweet lower down.
Aug 14, 2016 @ 7:24pm
Aug 14, 2016
Trail is running awesome. Two trees down approx at 1/2mark...ish. Collapsible saw would do the trick.
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Aug 14, 2018 @ 5:34pm
Aug 14, 2018
Shannon Pass, Steamboat Springs
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Sep 25, 2017 @ 2:22am
Sep 25, 2017
Shannon Pass, Vancouver
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Oct 20, 2014 @ 1:08pm
Oct 20, 2014
Shannon Pass, Nelson
460 |
Jul 19, 2010 @ 5:36am
Jul 19, 2010
Shannon Pass, Nelson

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