Galbraith Mountain

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Intermediate
64
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,400 ft
↓ 1,300 ft
716
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Galbraith Mt. is located In Bellingham, WA. between Lakeway Dr. to the north, Yew St. to the west and Samish Dr. on the south. The most distinguishing feature on the mountain is a tall stand of trees at the top that was left untouched after the most recent logging. The trails up at the top can be accessed either from Whatcom Falls park on the north or Galbraith Lane on the south side. This area is full of single track, double track and dirt roads. It would take many trips to explore them all. Elevation gain is about 800'. An excellent resource is Galbraithmtn.com which has some very good maps, photos and route descriptions.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Traveling to Snohomish in June, might make the drive up to Bellingham to check this out. Any suggestions for bike-rentals nearby? -Chris Renfro

A: Fanatik. It's worth the money to demo a great bike for a Galby ride and these guys are awesome. Enjoy a delicious microbrew from their tap while they setup your bike! Don't forget to buy a map. The money goes directly to the trails. https://www.fanatikbike.com/

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Reviews (30)
 

Singletrack


August 8, 2016
Fit4Life28 Singletrack  
 
Review: This place is awesome!! It definitely earns the Washington Number 1 spot. So many options here, long XC, Downhill, freeride... it's amazing. You can ride up nice singletrack to get to the top or just pedal up the fire roads. Great job by the local group that maintains this system.

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Granny Gear

May 25, 2016
Jskills Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great trail system with tons to explore! At one shop we were told to start from the south because the north side had too many 5 way stops. Another shop made it sound like no big deal. No big deal if you have it dialed in. We'll be back to for more reps, further exploration and to gain a better appreciation. All in all this place has some gems, great sections, and tons of variety.

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May 11, 2016
Guest   
 
Review: Galbraith Offers a huge variety of trails that are well kept and the community here is great. My personal favorite trails are evo, unemployment line, atomic dog, scorpion, cheech and chongs, bobs and sst. lots of fun to be had here

Similar Trail: Chuckanut

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Granny Gear


April 17, 2016
 
Review: Great area for single track,well laid out and marked, trail maps on signs (better to buy a water proof one from local bike shop tho). Area seems very well maintained tonnes to do, should keep most levels of rider happy.

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Bunny Hop

April 3, 2016
Hardclose Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Wanted to start at south entrance but lack of parking forced us to start at north entrance, so arrive early for parking. North entrance starts with tons of climbing with little reward, trails not maintained very well, trails choppy lack flow. The area is huge so we may have just taken the wrong trails.

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Trailblazer


March 18, 2016
 
Review: This place is so effing rad! Tons of options for any and all skill levels. I relish my work trips to B-ham for the opportunity to hit up arguably one of the best and easiest accessed trail systems in WA.

The trail advocacy group here (http://wmbcmtb.org/) is a shining example for all other groups. The work they do to keep this place so fun is ridiculous! Go to their site to purchase a paper map or digital interactive map for your smartphone. Proceeds help support their efforts.

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Bunny Hop

March 11, 2016
jaderrick Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Galbraith is AMAZING! Lots of trails for every skill level. The north side tends to be a little more forgiving, but bombing down SST is a must for anyone who likes speed, drops, and lots of jumps. The south side can be a little more technical. I've been on almost every trail in the network, and there is always a way around the jumps, drops, or bridges. The skinny on Cedar Dust is a must to conquer. My favorite trail is Atomic Dog, as it flows nicely and finishes with a fast section and bank on a huge boulder. The nice steady climb to the top (south side) on fire roads is around 4 miles, but rewards the rider with some of the best flow in the state. I recommend using MTB Trails on your smart phone or picking up a map (the $$$ goes to a good cause). So close to downtown; we always head to Aslan or Boundary Bay afterwards. Best all around ride experience in my opinion.

Similar Trail: Nothing I've seen yet!

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Granny Gear

July 5, 2015
joliem28 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Galbraith is awesome mountain biking - whatever you are looking for, it's here! Single track, steep technical, fast and flow, or jumps. Must ride here. It's the best.

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Granny Gear

June 27, 2015
jordy68 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great trails

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Gramcounter

April 24, 2015
 
Review: If you're looking for a trail network in Washington that keeps you wanting to come back for more, look no further. I rode here for the first time today and will definitely be back. The Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition keeps these trails extremely well-groomed. That's not to say that there aren't technical sections that will keep any level mountain biker occupied. The variety of the terrain allows for XC to Freeride to DH-oriented trails. There are some short steep climbs as well as longer more gradual climbs. Enough fire roads and gravel roads occupy the area that if you don't feel like you can grind up a trail, you can probably find an exit and spin your way up a road. Overall, this is a great place to ride, and has enough variety to keep you occupied for a long time.

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Galbraith Mountain MTB Trail 4.82 out of 5 based on 30 ratings. 30 user reviews.
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