Distance: 2.1 km
Time: 15 – 45 min
Elevation Gain: 0 m
Elevation Loss: 220 m
Technical Rating: Intermediate
Physical Rating: Moderate
Season: Year round; weather dependent
Permit Required: SORCA trail pass
Half Nelson is a super fun and flowy pump track trail modeled after the infamous A-Line found at the Whistler Bike Park. This is a popular trail, that will leave you yearning for more.
Just over 2 km in length this trail features huge swooping corners, built up berms and too many to count jumps. Ride this one at a controlled speed to get an idea of the terrain before heading up for another run at mach speed. Once you get this one dialed you’ll be giggling all the way back down to the bottom.
Beginner and intermediate riders don’t need to be intimidated, as this trail has been built with every rider in mind. You will enjoy a lengthy descent crossing several wide bridge features, cruising around fun berms and rolling up and down the transitions of the many jumps (you may roll the jumps, no flight necessary).
TRAILHEAD | N49 44.706 W123 04.103
Exit on to Mamquam Road from Hwy 99 and head east. Mamquam turns to Garibaldi Park Road. Drive along this dirt road past the University, until you reach Ring Creek FSR junction on your left and a limited parking area on your right. This is also where Half Nelson ends. Pedal up the SFR road for 3.5 km to the start of Half Nelson. The trailhead is well marked with a sign and a map board.
N49 44.044 W123 03.517 (Parking)
N49 44.706 W123 04.103 (Trailhead)
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