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If you want to escape the crowds of riders swarming the trails connected to the ultra-popular Half Nelson, drop right off the road grade down Another Man’s Gold to Fool’s Gold.
Almost instantly, you’ll have left the crowds behind and will find yourself in what feels like an abandoned rain forest in the middle of nowhere. After crossing a raging river, pedal up the opposite side and traverse through a network of trails that’s shared with motos.
Eventually, you’ll reach your primary objective: the Somewhere Over There trail. Somewhere Over There is an absolute gem of a trail! This raucous black diamond singletrack drops steeply through an endless series of gnarly rock gardens and roots.
Suddenly, it emerges from the woods onto a series of steep, sketchy slab rolls, reminding you that yes, you are still definitely riding in Squamish! Unlike some other slabs you may have ridden in the area, these tend to be a bit dirtier and more rippled and rough, requiring more precise line choice and planning to navigate.
As usual, there are multiple lines of varying difficulty. Down low, the grade mellows out, and you’ll find yourself pedaling along a stunning wooden bridge with rollers and bermed corners.
After the white-knuckled gnar up above, the beauty and serenity of the woodwork deep beneath the rain forest canopy are refreshing.
The trail builders in Squamish are experts at their craft, and this delightful trail is one of their masterpieces!