Squamish's newest trail is basically a 3km downhill pumptrack. A beginner/intermediate/advanced trail built by Big Red Ted Tempany and a cadre of local volunteers (particularly Steve K, Clark L, Barry M), it was funded by a grant by local and federal Canadian government bodies (more about that in this article
. It can also be described as a mini A-Line in the rainforest. It's very progressive of the local authorities in Squamish to support such a trail and a testament to the hard work of the local trail organization (SORCA) and their volunteers who put in countless hours and wrote grant proposals to make this happen.More details and video inside
- Trailhead sign. Picture by Lee Lau -
- A feature bridge with some astounding craftsmanship. Picture by Lee Lau -
- Sharon on one of the 102 jumps/tabletops. Picture by Chris Christie -
- The group on one of the 68 berms. Picture by Chris Christie -
If you are to look up "flow" in a dictionary, you might see a picture of the Half Nelson trail right by it. More figures and stats.
- Located off the Ring Creek FSR in Squamish.
- Takes about 35 minutes to get to the top of the trail from where most people will park.
- Approximately $ 50,000 of paid trail work using hand tools and machines and approximately $ 70 - $ 100,000 of UNPAID volunteer labour (mostly from Ted)
- 47 drainage features including the use of cedar bridging, bundle bridges, culverts and drain tile.
- 68 berms
- 102 jumps/table tops, more if you're fast, less if you're really fast as you might double up the tables!