Nelson Way
Nelson Way
Districts Silver Lake
(Heartbreak Hills & Eastern Shore)
White Mountain
(Sunset Valley)
Car Events None
Road Rules
Time Rule 1:53.9 seconds
Showtime $250,000
Bike Events None
Road Rules
Day Time 1:58.5 seconds
Night Time 2:05.9 seconds
Super Jumps None
Billboards 11
Smash Gate
Car Parks None
Auto Repairs 1
Gas Stations 2
Racing SI-7 Rear-View

A Racing SI-7 cruises down Nelson Way.

Nelson Way is the longest road in Burnout Paradise, ringing almost all the way round Silver Lake. It starts from Eastern Shore of Silver Lake at East Lake Drive and ends in on the western side in Sunset Valley of White Mountain at the Lucas Way/West Lake Drive intersection. It also has the hardest Road Rule time for both Car and Day/Night times on the bike, with a whopping 1 min 53.9 seconds for the car time. It has a high amount of traffic during Showtime, so if you start it on a road that ends at one of the numerous intersections Nelson Way has, it's best to head over to it to get the highest score amounts.


EventNameStart locationEnd location
Road RageHalf NelsonRoss DriveN/A
Stunt RunNear the EdgeRead LaneN/A
RaceLakeside GetawayEast Lake DriveCrystal Summit Observatory
RaceSave FerrisWest Crawford DriveCoast Guard HQ
RaceGoing CoastalLewis PassCoast Guard HQ
RacePlaza EnduranceCannon PassWaterfront Plaza
RaceFull GallopChubb LaneLone Stallion Ranch
RaceCall of the WildLucas WayWildcats Stadium
RaceDriving OffWest Lake DriveMaplemount Country Club
Burning Route (Right)Hunter Spur Burning RouteRack WayCrystal Summit Observatory
Burning Route (Right)Hunter Reliable Custom Burning RouteUphill DriveCoast Guard HQ


Landmarks of InterestEdit

  • A view of Silver Lake and Rockridge Dam.
  • Two hills in the middle of the road, with a billboard each.
  • Heartbreak Hills Water Treatment Center (and reservoir).
  • Several shortcuts and run adjacent to a Logging Mill, but all return to the main road. The final one also has a split to the left that heads onto Ross Drive.
  • Paradise City Airfield.
  • A Shortcut that goes from Nelson Way to Ross Drive, but the player may shoot into the Junk Yard. Can be taken in reverse at the Ross Drive intersection to lead back onto Nelson Way and into the Shortcut described below.
  • Shortcut over the steps to Silver Lake National Forest Ranger Station.
  • Shortcut heading north onto West Crawford Drive.
  • Shops for Daley's Donuts, Caffeine Hit and Film Reel.
  • Toll Booth with a giant beaver on top of it
  • Shortcut with multiple entrances and exits (all on Nelson Way) through Meade Farm Storage.
  • Small Shortcut with two levels to it.
  • Shortcut from one side of the road to the other (can only be entered in same-way traffic, or right, lane)
  • Shortcuts under Paradise National Park roof structure
  • Shortcut through Frankies Camp Ground, with multiple exits onto Cannon Pass.
  • Shortcut leading onto half-bridge over Silver Lake River
  • Shortcut over the top of The Devil's Tongue, which people have allegedly attempted to climb up, and sometimes fallen off of. Good jumpers can land into the Shortcut described below.
  • Shortcut cutting through the next bend. Great for wide turners.
  • Shortcut onto Railway Tracks. See West Crawford Drive for exit points.
  • Grace's North Lake Bait & Tackle Store (sells Pizza, Burgers, Fries, Video Rental, Pizza (yes, again) and Maps).
  • Shortcut over Railroad Tracks onto Uphill Drive (great for Wind Farm races). Use the billboard to help taking this shortcut at speed.
  • Beasant Lodge (no vacancy).
  • Shortcut into buildings adjacent to Railroad Tracks.
  • Shortcut onto West Lake Drive (for those too impatient enough to wait until the street ends). Leads across the road into another shortcut.
  • Lodge (yes, that's it's name). Open vacancy, breakfast at 7am, and free Wi-fi.


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