2 miles
Distance
22 ft
Climb
-2,845 ft
Descent
01:21:57
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Upper Hitman Trail

Upper Hitman Details

  • Riding area
    Nelson's North Shore
    Nelson, British Columbia
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Global Ranking

After an hour of climbing from the Sitkum-Alpine FSR and you’re
finally past all the switchbacks, start looking for the rocks marking
this trailhead on your right. The trail begins with a slight uphill and
some pedaling, but quickly turns into one of the longest continuous,
brake-burning, descents in any of our trails.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper Hitman mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,824 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,124 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,955 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,948 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,124 ft
  • Grade
    -22.339%
  • Grade max
    -117.788%
  • Grade min
    17.024%
  • Distance climb
    301 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    929 ft
  • Avg time
    01:21:57
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Status:
on Jul 8, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3 (2 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 upper-hitman trailhead (49.633080, -117.183290)
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Upper Hitman Trail Reports

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Jul 8, 2018 @ 7:20am
Jul 8, 2018
Unridable on upper hitman. Hundreds of trees down. Walk / carry your bike down the trail. Not sure this trail can get into ride shape this season...
Jun 9, 2018 @ 5:39pm
Jun 9, 2018
Over 100 trees down as of June 9 not worth until it’s cleared
Sep 22, 2017 @ 4:44pm
Sep 22, 2017
Trail is good to go. The fire crew have put a road in on the upper part of the trail for the fire last month. Just ride down the new road about...
Aug 17, 2017 @ 6:02am
Aug 17, 2017
Never ending blow down. Ride as though closed.
Aug 16, 2017 @ 5:29pm
Aug 16, 2017
Closed due to fire
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Jul 31, 2006 @ 8:58pm
Jul 31, 2006
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Trail Products

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag canadaka Mod Plus (Sep 17, 2012 at 17:32)
 I rode this trail last year (2011) in July, there was still snow at the top so it was very hard to find the trail. In my opinion its not worth the effort it takes getting to it. The trails is obviously not ridden much, there were many trees down across the trail and almost all the wood features were broken.
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  • + 1
flag kperras (Sep 29, 2014 at 21:29)
 Just rode this trail on September 25th 2014. The "ATV' track to the top is driveable. We shuttled in a larger F250 quad cab long box truck which was tight going but anything 4x4 that is smaller should be ok. The trail is clear top to bottom and well worth the effort to get there!
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