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All the Chuckanut singletrack mountain bike trails in one loop.


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21.1

Miles

34.0

KM

80%

Singletrack

1,907' 581 m

High

90' 27 m

Low

4,532' 1,381 m

Up

4,538' 1,383 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

42%

Max Grade (23°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

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One Way Only: This is designated as a directional trail.

Overview

This is the ultimate mountain bike loop in Larrabee State Park, it has everything a seasoned cyclist could ever want from a big day in the saddle: long climbs, big descents, tech trails, slow and awkward jank, flow, good views, plenty of singletrack, minimal service roads and everything in between.

Description

Park at North Chuckanut Trailhead off of Chuckanut Drive. There is no parking fee required, ample parking spots, and a porta-potty in the parking lot. Just make sure to lock your car as there has been some issues with break-ins in the past. Take the Interurban Trail until you hit the turn off for Cleator Road then climb up the road until you reach Two Dollar and climb that to the the junction with Fragrance Lake Road.

Continue up Fragrance Lake Road until it intersects with Cleator Road and go all the way to the top. Once you hit the Cyrus Gates overlook you'll be greeted with excellent views of the Puget Sound on a clear day. From there is the start of the first major downhill of the loop, follow the signs for Double Diamond, cross the road, and continue on down Double Down. After Double Down ends you'll be back on Fragrance Lake Road where you'll climb back to the top of Cleator Road again, except this time just before reaching the overlook, take a left hand turn onto Upper Ridge Trail keep following signs for Dan's Traverse and continue on down Ridge trail.

The middle section is unrideable and consists of a steep hike-a-bike--not for the faint of heart, but that's what makes it special. Eventually you'll hit Lower Ridge Trail where you'll be pleasantly greeted with lots of punchy steep climbs and awkward tech xc moves. By the time you get to the bottom of Ridge trail your legs and hands will be screaming for you to take a break. This is an excellent spot to rest and recover and mentally prepare for the back half of the loop.

You'll go right after exiting Lower Ridge Trail and continue up North Lost Lake Trail until you hit the Raptor Ridge on your left hand side. Climb up Raptor Ridge and don't forget to stop at Raptor Ridge Lookout Spur for some excellent views. Then once you have crested to the top of Raptor Ridge continue down Salal Trail and keep following all the signs to stay on Salal Trail as there will be a couple of splits.

Take Salal Trail, also known as "Hush Hush" to other mountian bikers, to the bottom and then you'll have a short gravel road descent down North Lost Lake Trail. Eventually, you'll hit a T in the road, take a right continue up a short stretch, and then on your left is an opening for Chuckanut Falls trail, which is the final stretch of singletrack back to the parking lot.

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Justin Daniels

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Photos

Bryn Atkinson puts on a cornering clinic on some fine Chuckanut trails.
Apr 12, 2017 near Bellingham, WA
This sandstone slab smack dab in the corner gives riders a warm-up for all the difficult tight corners to follow.
Aug 29, 2017 near Bellingham, WA
Russell Stevenson drops into the log-lined g-out. You can catch some good air out of the other side, just be ready to get bucked a bit.
Aug 29, 2017 near Bellingham, WA
A racer rails around a flat and dusty corner near the end of Two Dollar.
Aug 29, 2017 near Bellingham, WA
Karen O'Connell powers up a short punchy rise on the Lower Ridge Trail.
Aug 30, 2016 near Bellingham, WA
Jason Eiswald takes the optional upper line along the ridge-line of Lower Ridge Trail.
Aug 30, 2016 near Bellingham, WA

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