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Bells Mountain Trail

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 3.8 (13)

A lovely combination trail for lovers of chunk and lovers of flow.


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Map Key

8.1

Miles

13.1

KM

Singletrack

1,569' 478 m

High

660' 201 m

Low

1,581' 482 m

Up

1,130' 344 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

Starting at the Lucia Falls trailhead inside the Moulton Falls Park, the trail climbs immediately upward from 450' to 1600 in 1.5 miles. Don't despair, the view at the top is worth the effort. The climb is, however, brutal. It's mostly rideable for stronger riders, with a few hike-a-bike sections for the rest of us. Once you cap out at the top, there are a few lovely spots to take a few photos and give your legs a break. Then enjoy some flowy downhill for the next 1.5 miles.

Enjoy the next few miles of a mostly relaxed and easy-to-ride singletrack, with only a few a few short climbs.

At mile 4.1 you'll enter a clear cut area. Stay on the trail until you hit a logging road then hang a left and climb up and around a small hairpin corner. At mile 4.5 (ish) you'll see the trail on the left hand side of the road. Drop off the road onto more singletrack goodness. Continue on until you hit the campground. Take a break before reversing and heading back to Moulton.

For the rider looking for more adventure, head out of the campground and hang a right down L-1000 to Larch Mt. Or pick your way over to the Cold Creek campground and Tarbell (L-1000 to Dole Valley and a left down to the campground)

Both trails are close by and worth checking out.

5 stars for a well-made trail that pulls no punches. Both lovers of chunk and lovers of flow can find something worth enjoying here and it's a great starting point for a bigger adventure.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Vancouver

Shared By:

Andrew Hahn

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  3.8 from 13 votes

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#138

in Washington

#6,570

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Photos

This is just one of many well-built creek bridges. Hey is that a Soma Juice!?
Mar 25, 2017 near Venersborg, WA
View from a clear-cut.
May 7, 2014 near Yacolt, WA
Near the top of the lung-buster climb, just a short steep is all that's left before you reap your downhill reward.
Mar 25, 2017 near Yacolt, WA
Heading south, you'll exit one of the clear cut areas to gorgeous views.
Mar 25, 2017 near Venersborg, WA
One of many junctions with old roads.
Jul 19, 2019 near Venersborg, WA
Bells Mountain, amazing flowy singletrack.
Apr 12, 2016 near Venersborg, WA

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Jun 22, 2019
Jeff D.
Rode it from the Cold Creek parking area as an out and back. Old clear cut sections are now pretty overgrown, but rideable. Nice backcountry feel! 14.4mi — 2h 12m
Sep 15, 2017
Jeremy Dreitlein
First real mountain bike ride in quite some time and this trail quickly reminded me I'm not in the shape I thought I was! Loved the trail
Jun 7, 2017
Eric Brown
5mi
Nov 6, 2016
chad johnson
Apr 13, 2016
Andy Brew
Trail was a little slick in places but in good shape otherwise 7mi — 2h 00m
Apr 3, 2015
Heather VanValkenburg
1h 40m
Feb 19, 2015
Evan Thilo
Clearcut areas are not that fun 12mi — 2h 00m