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Level: Advanced
Length: 1 mi (1.6 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +115/ -136 ft
Total: 63 riders

Mountain Biking I-5 Colonnade Mountain Bike Park

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#13 of 1,208 mountain bike trails in Washington
#905 in the world

I-5 Colonnade is the first ever urban mountain bike skills park. It's part of a City of Seattle park, but was funded and constructed by the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance (formerly Backcountry Bicycle Trails Club). The park features a novice area - the Tqalu Trail; an intermediate and advanced area - Limestone Loop; a dirt jumping section; pump track; trials area and more.

First added by jrobinfay on Jun 6, 2011. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
If you're headed north on I-5, take exit 168A for Lakeview Blvd. Take a left onto Lakeview and immediately park on your left. The bike trails are on the west side of Lakeview.

If you're headed south on I-5, take exit 168A for Boylston Ave / Roanoke St. Merge onto Boylston and go straight at the light. Follow Boylston south, paralelling I-5, veer left under the freeway, and then park on your right.

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  • PartsPProf

    This bike park is very much geared toward advanced and expert level riders. If that's you, and you love high-risk jumps, super-tight wooden switchbacks, thin bridges, and steep rock gardens, you'll have fun (bring your pads!). This is an urban park under an interstate, so it's super dusty and the only wildlife I saw was a rat when I first arrived. A few homeless folks were camped out in the park as well; they seemed harmless, but there was a noticeable piss smell and trash piles throughout some spots. I'm an intermediate level rider who likes technical bends, jumps, and logs on woodsy trails, so this park wasn't for me. I was on business in Seattle and rented a plus HT bike from nearby Montlake bike shop (super friendly and helpful!) and couldn't really get in a groove at this park. There are a couple really short "trails," or areas to go around w/o expert technical aspect for my level, but these were way too short to be worth the trip. If you want to screw around and to do skills building, you might enjoy this. But I couldn't get a real ride in. Props to the folks who made it, though, as it's well made and pretty diverse in terms of what it offers the expert rider. I just wish they had better runs for folks uninterested in sketchy jumps and rails. But I guess they had limited space and just maximized one level.

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  • I.Am.Hitch.

    Apart from the over growth this part is a great place to refine your skills. From dirt jumps to rock gardens this place has it all.

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  • Josh L

    This place is in rough shape. You can tell that there hasn't been much activity here in the past year. Many of the built up obstacles are in mediocre condition and some of them completely overgrown with weeds. Still there are plenty of good obstacles to train/play on, I will definately be back again.

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  • *****

    great rainy day ride, covered, dry

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  • jrobinfay

    Colonnade has a very nice progressive feel to it. There is nothing out of anyone's reach there. Great place to ride in the rain or after work.

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