4,520 ft
Distance
126 ft
Climb
-313 ft
Descent
00:08:50
Avg time

Waterloo Details

  • Riding Area
    Sharlands
    Nelson
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Advanced (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    All Year
  • Global Ranking
    #35369 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Grade 2-3 section of the Sharland Valley Trail. Starting at the junction of Sharland Road and Bobs Fern Road Lower entrance, this track follows the road down for about 300m before a tight right hand switchback down over a bridge brings you into some pristine native bush. A fast flowy section into some switchbacks brings you to the second bridge over the river with a deceptive exit. A short section of climbing then brings you to a roller coaster run of big dips, one of which is quite steep at the start. the track finally flows around the corner and joins up with the Sharland Valley Trail just below the 3km gate on Sharland Road.

Access Info

You need a Hancock Forest Access permit to ride this trail. They can be purchased from bike shops in Nelson for $10 (for a 2 week permit) or annual permits come as part of Nelson Mountain Bike Club membership (www.nelsonmtb.club)

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Waterloo bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -189 ft
  • Altitude min
    591 ft
  • Altitude max
    865 ft
  • Altitude start
    865 ft
  • Altitude end
    676 ft
  • Grade
    -4.173%
  • Grade max
    -37.432%
  • Grade min
    35.771%
  • Distance climb
    1,679 ft
  • Distance down
    2,667 ft
  • Distance flat
    175 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:50
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Status:
on Jan 12, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • 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
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      Waterloo Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 12, 2019 @ 12:00pm
      Jan 12, 2019
      Aug 9, 2018 @ 8:18pm
      Aug 9, 2018
      Tree across path at Sharlands Creek Track intersection. Requires chainsaw to clear
      Feb 15, 2018 @ 12:32pm
      Feb 15, 2018
      Have not ridden it before, but seems very washed out, lots of exposed rocks and roots. One tree down, bridge out of place - a bit overgrown.
      Jan 4, 2018 @ 3:56pm
      Jan 4, 2018
      reporter Open - fire risk reduced, valid permit needed
      Jan 4, 2018 @ 3:52pm
      Jan 4, 2018
      reporter
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