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Galbraith Mountain

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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.

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The Heliotrope Hotel near downtown Bellingham accepts outdoor enthusiasts!

Recommended Routes in Galbraith Mountain - 2

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Favorite Careful braking is essential when riding Evolution in winter snows. Galbraith Mountain, Bellingham.
Difficult

Evolution, Unemployment Line, and Atomic Dog Descent

7.4 mi 11.9 km 1,153' Up 351.58 m Up 1,162' Down 354.06 m Down

Bellingham, WA
Favorite Emily rides the edge on the Ridge Trail, Galbraith Mountain, WA.
Intermediate

Golden Spike, SST, and Back Door Loop

5.6 mi 9.0 km 940' Up 286.4 m Up 966' Down 294.29 m Down

Bellingham, WA

Galbraith Mountain Biking

  • 80 Miles 128 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 24 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 67 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 17 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Galbraith Mountain - 106

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0.9 mi 1.4 km #1Golden Spike
Intermediate/Difficult
Bellingham, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Bellingham, WA
0.7 mi 1.2 km #2Unemployment Line
Intermediate/Difficult
Bellingham, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Bellingham, WA 11 
0.5 mi 0.8 km #3Evolution
Difficult
Bellingham, WA
Difficult
Bellingham, WA
1.2 mi 2.0 km #4SST
Intermediate/Difficult
Bellingham, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Bellingham, WA
0.5 mi 0.8 km #5Upper Bob's
Difficult
Bellingham, WA
Difficult
Bellingham, WA
0.2 mi 0.3 km #6Skills Zone Intermediate Jump Line
Intermediate
Bellingham, WA
Intermediate
Bellingham, WA
0.8 mi 1.3 km #7Mullet
Intermediate/Difficult
Bellingham, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Bellingham, WA
0.8 mi 1.2 km #8Pony Express
Intermediate
Bellingham, WA
Intermediate
Bellingham, WA
0.8 mi 1.2 km #9Lower Bob's
Intermediate/Difficult
Geneva, WA
Intermediate/Difficult
Geneva, WA
1.1 mi 1.8 km #10Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Bellingham, WA
Intermediate
Bellingham, WA

Photos of Galbraith Mountain - 37

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Kirt Voreis + Beastie Boys + Galbraith Mountain = One very enjoyable video.
Jun 15, 2017 near Geneva, WA
Tyler boosting the step-down on Eagle Scout at Galbraith Mountain, Bellingham.
Dec 1, 2016 near Geneva, WA
Crossing over the bridge on Lair of the Bear, Galbraith Mountain - Bellingham.
Nov 8, 2016 near Geneva, WA
Exploring the July fireweed blooms on Keystone, Galbraith Mountain - Bellingham.
Jul 16, 2016 near Geneva, WA
Emily rides the edge on the Ridge Trail, Galbraith Mountain, WA.
Nov 17, 2016 near Geneva, WA
Why ride roots when you can leap over them? Taken on Eagle Scout at Galbraith Mountain.
Dec 1, 2016 near Geneva, WA
Ryan drops in on the steep rock roll on Radical Dragon.
Aug 4, 2017 near Geneva, WA
Libbe and Ashley enjoying a July evening ride through the fireweed on the Keystone Trail on Galbraith.
Jul 16, 2016 near Geneva, WA