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120 mi 193 km of trail 5 Featured Rides

Easy Trails 70 Trails Intermediate Trails 63 Trails Hard Trails 12 Trails

Nestled between Lake Whatcom and the bay, Bellingham is outrageously well-stocked with recreational opportunities. The seven different sports that make up the annual Ski to Sea Race stages are a great showcase of the variety of activities that can be enjoyed in this small city. In addition to plenty of local parks, the town also boasts Washington's oldest state park, nearby Larrabee State Park. The multitude of outdoor activities combined with an active restaurant and brewery scene, make this small town a recreational mecca that visitors won't want to miss.

Local Info

Galbraith Mountain is easily Bellingham's best known selection of trails, and it's easy to see why. With over 50-miles of trails intertwined with logging roads, there are a lot of options for all-mountain shredding and cross-country adventures. The trails on "Galby" draw visitors from all over the West Coast and beyond.

In addition to the wealth of trails at Galbraith, nearby Larrabee State Park and Chuckanut Recreation Area also feature great singletrack.

Bellingham is well-steeped in mountain biking and is lucky to have such a strong community of volunteers and avid riders. It's not just riders who are stoked on the area, as Transition Bikes and Canfield Brothers also have offices in Bellingham, and Kona Bikes is based out of nearby Ferndale.

Visiting Tips

Spring and fall are especially good times to visit the trails in and around Bellingham, and the summer is great too. A milder climate means that trails can generally be enjoyed year-round as long as riders comes prepared with the right gear and a willingness to tolerate some rain.

Camping & Lodging

Bellingham has an assortment of hotels, such as the adventurer friendly Heliotrope Hotel, but not many camping options. Larrabee State Park operates a campground, and the couple who owns the "Dollar Lot" offers a few seasonal campsites on Galbraith's south side.

Food & Drink

There's no lack for post-trail food and libations. Bellingham is well stocked in the brewery and restaurant department, so the biggest challenge may be choosing just one to try. Visit Bellingham Whatcom County's website for a list.

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0.9 mi 1.4 km
#1 Golden Spike
Bellingham, WA
0.9 mi 1.4 km Bellingham, WA
Minor Issues
Update
Mostly Dry - Reopened after logging new trail conditions exist.
68 days ago
1.1 mi 1.8 km
#2 Double Down
Bellingham, WA
1.1 mi 1.8 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
Update
Running fast but winter riders have exposed more roots and ruts.
68 days ago
0.7 mi 1.2 km
#3 Unemployment Line
Bellingham, WA
0.7 mi 1.2 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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Some Mud
18 days ago
1.2 mi 2.0 km
#4 SST
Bellingham, WA
1.2 mi 2.0 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
Update
Dry - Fun today
23 days ago
1.1 mi 1.8 km
#5 Double Diamond
Bellingham, WA
1.1 mi 1.8 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
Update
Running fast but winter riders have exposed more roots and ruts.
68 days ago
0.8 mi 1.2 km
#6 Pony Express
Bellingham, WA
0.8 mi 1.2 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
Update
Snow has cleared.
68 days ago
1.1 mi 1.8 km
#7 Ridge Trail
Bellingham, WA
1.1 mi 1.8 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
Update
Mostly Dry
55 days ago
0.5 mi 0.8 km
#8 Evolution
Bellingham, WA
0.5 mi 0.8 km Bellingham, WA
Minor Issues
Update
Muddy - Muddy at the top.
55 days ago
0.5 mi 0.8 km
#9 Upper Bob's
Bellingham, WA
0.5 mi 0.8 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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Mostly Dry
68 days ago
Bellingham, WA
0.6 mi 1.0 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
Update
Snow has cleared.
68 days ago
0.5 mi 0.8 km
#11 Irish Death
Geneva, WA
0.5 mi 0.8 km Geneva, WA
Minor Issues
Update
Muddy - Slick with some deep muddy ruts.
55 days ago
0.8 mi 1.2 km
#12 Atomic Dog
Bellingham, WA
0.8 mi 1.2 km Bellingham, WA
Minor Issues
Update
Mostly Dry, Some Mud - Fresh dirt work makes for some soft spots.
55 days ago
0.5 mi 0.8 km
#13 Scorpion
Bellingham, WA
0.5 mi 0.8 km Bellingham, WA
Minor Issues
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Snowy
83 days ago
0.4 mi 0.6 km
#14 Grasshopper
Bellingham, WA
0.4 mi 0.6 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
Update
Snow has cleared.
68 days ago
Bellingham, WA
0.1 mi 0.1 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
Update
Dry - Fun i rode it in Sunday with my friend and we had a great time and there is a couple lines with jumps.
16 days ago
1.1 mi 1.8 km
#16 Oriental Express
Bellingham, WA
1.1 mi 1.8 km Bellingham, WA
Bad / Closed
Update
Fallen Trees - Active logging in the area.
5 days ago
0.4 mi 0.6 km
#17 Happy Hour
Bellingham, WA
0.4 mi 0.6 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
Update
59 days ago
Geneva, WA
0.7 mi 1.1 km Geneva, WA
All Clear
Update
Snow has cleared.
68 days ago
0.8 mi 1.2 km
#19 Tough Love
Bellingham, WA
0.8 mi 1.2 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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Snow has cleared.
68 days ago
1.3 mi 2.1 km
#20 Raptor Ridge
Bellingham, WA
1.3 mi 2.1 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
Update
Snow has cleared.
68 days ago

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