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Curious about Trail Conditions?

We spend a lot of time on the local trails around Camp Nelson and will report on condiitons as things change with the weather, seasons, fires and any Forest Service restrictions that may affect your next visit.

Curious about trail conditions?

News: Summer is officially here and we're in full swing. Be sure to Contact us to make reservations for shuttles, or complete this form for bike rentals, as space is limited and Saturdays are our most busy days.

Report Date: June 26th, 2014

General Conditions

All trails are clear from snow and down trees, except for Summit Trail from Jordan Peak, which has a few small down trees. Traction is great, but the thrid rider in a pack will get dusty. We recommend riding in groups of two and staging a minute or so between groups for the best riding experience.

Trail Conditions

See below for trail-specific conditions. For more information about each trail, click the image or text link to view each trail's page with a description, links to route maps on Strava and some of our favorite photos.

Camp Nelson Trail

Camp Nelson Trail Details

Bear Creek Trail

Bear Creek Trail Details

The Camp Nelson Trail is clear from fallen trees and large debris. We removed four fallen trees that were blocking the trail in mid-March. Sticks and cone debris have been raked off of the trail too. The trail is in great condition as many riders have experienced this year. When are you coming up for a ride? The Summit trail to Bear Creek Trail is ready to ride, and is clear of snow. There are no more down trees across the trail including the Redwood Grove exit and the Coy Flat exit. Most of the trail is raked to remove sticks, pine needles and cones and the trail is in the best shape it's been in for years, although, the "Hooks Plank" drop literally disintegrated two days after our trail work, so this section must be walked.

Freeman Creek

Freeman Creek Trail Details

Summit Trail

Summit Trail - Jorda Peak Details

The Freeman Trail is is in good riding shape, with no down trees. The trail is a lot of fun to ride as an out-and-back. The condition of Summit Trail from Jordan Peak is as expected after a winter, with some down trees and debris on the trail. The trees that were down on the lower section just before Nelson have been removed, but there is still a lot of debris on the trail.

Needles Lookout

Needles Lookout Trail Details

Trail Maintenance

Trail Maintenance Details

The Needles Lookout tower burned down in 2011 and there are currently plans to rebuild the historical lookout. The gate to access the trail is open. Nothing planned after we completed work on Bear Creek on Memorial Day weekend. We're up and running with shuttles!