Brian Goldstone

A showcase trail of the Squamish mountain bike network, Half Nelson should be on everyone’s must ride list. Snaking its way through the forest below Garibaldi Provincial Park, riders are treated to the ultimate flow trail. Who wouldn’t enjoy three kms of tabletops and berms akin to a downhill pump track? The trail is named after SORCA’s government liaison Mike Nelson to honour his work securing government funding for the project. Yes, government funding – SORCA used a large portion of a $100,000 grant to contract Ted Tempany’s Dream Wizard trail crew to construct the trail. Further volunteer work by Ted and his team, as well as local SORCA members, was used to build and maintain the trail.

If you haven’t had the pleasure already, Half Nelson is one of the best trails to experience in Squamish.