Galbraith Mountain

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53 mi 85 km of trail 2 Featured Rides

Easy Trails 45 Trails Intermediate Trails 40 Trails Hard Trails 8 Trails

Galbraith Mountain is a very popular area of trails that backs the southeast side of Bellingham. The working-forest is really part of Lookout Mountain, but Galbraith or sometimes "Galby" have long been the recognized designation for this beloved network of trails. Efforts from the WMBC - Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition have continued to make Galbraith a renowned recreation destination enjoyed by a variety of trail users.

Local Info

Galbraith is a PNW mecca for bikers and draws visitors from all over the west-coast and beyond. 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 area is well-steeped in mountain biking and blessed with a devoted community of volunteers and avid riders. It's not just riders who are stoked on the area, you'll find Transition Bikes and Canfield Brothers with offices in Bellingham. And Kona Bikes is based out of nearby Ferndale.

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

Visiting Tips

Spring and fall are especially good times to visit the trails on Galbraith. And a milder climate means that the trails can generally be enjoyed year-round as long as riders comes prepared with the right gear and a willingness to stand for some rain.

Camping & Lodging

Bellingham has an assortment of hotels, 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 your biggest challenge may be choosing just one to try. Visit Bellingham Whatcom County's website for a list.

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0.7 mi 1.2 km
#1 Unemployment Line
Bellingham, WA
0.7 mi 1.2 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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Dry
32 days ago
0.9 mi 1.4 km
#2 Golden Spike
Bellingham, WA
0.9 mi 1.4 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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Dry
32 days ago
0.5 mi 0.8 km
#3 Upper Bob's
Bellingham, WA
0.5 mi 0.8 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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Dry
32 days ago
0.5 mi 0.8 km
#4 El Pollo Elastico
Bellingham, WA
0.5 mi 0.8 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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Dry
32 days ago
0.5 mi 0.8 km
#5 Evolution
Bellingham, WA
0.5 mi 0.8 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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32 days ago
1.2 mi 2.0 km
#6 SST
Bellingham, WA
1.2 mi 2.0 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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Dry
32 days ago
Bellingham, WA
0.6 mi 1.0 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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32 days ago
1.1 mi 1.8 km
#8 Ridge Trail
Bellingham, WA
1.1 mi 1.8 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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Dry
32 days ago
0.5 mi 0.8 km
#9 Irish Death
Bellingham, WA
0.5 mi 0.8 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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32 days ago
0.8 mi 1.2 km
#10 Atomic Dog
Bellingham, WA
0.8 mi 1.2 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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32 days ago
0.4 mi 0.6 km
#11 Grasshopper
Bellingham, WA
0.4 mi 0.6 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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Dry
32 days ago
0.7 mi 1.2 km
#12 Lower Bob's
Bellingham, WA
0.7 mi 1.2 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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Dry
32 days ago
2.1 mi 3.3 km
#13 Whoopsie Woodle
Bellingham, WA
2.1 mi 3.3 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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32 days ago
0.4 mi 0.6 km
#14 Happy Hour
Bellingham, WA
0.4 mi 0.6 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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32 days ago
1.1 mi 1.8 km
#15 Oriental Express
Bellingham, WA
1.1 mi 1.8 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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32 days ago
0.7 mi 1.1 km
#16 Pony Express
Bellingham, WA
0.7 mi 1.1 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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Dry
32 days ago
0.8 mi 1.2 km
#17 Tough Love
Bellingham, WA
0.8 mi 1.2 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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Dry
32 days ago
Bellingham, WA
0.6 mi 1.0 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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32 days ago
0.3 mi 0.4 km
#19 Devilcross
Bellingham, WA
0.3 mi 0.4 km Bellingham, WA
All Clear
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Dry
32 days ago
0.5 mi 0.7 km
#20 911
Bellingham, WA
0.5 mi 0.7 km Bellingham, WA
Bad / Closed
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Closed for logging.
32 days ago

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