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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Galbraith Mountain is a world class mountain destination located within riding distance of downtown Bellingham. Over 50 miles of singletrack that winds through over 3000 acres overlooking the city and Bellingham Bay.
      The mountain is accessible to all non-motorized use.
      All of the trails are built and maintained by the WMBC.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      AKA: Galby
      Parking (Galbraith Lane) google parking directions
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      Region Details
      • 36
      • 44
      • 99
      • 20
      • 2
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of 2 days ago
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      WMBC
      (wmbcmtb.org)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #6
      State Ranking
      #1
      Trails (view details)
      203
      Trails Mountain Bike
      202
      Trails Hike
      182
      Trails Trail Running
      182
      Total Distance
      101 miles
      Total Descent
      24,654 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,658 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,795 ft
      Reports
      4,506
      Photos
      1,284
      Ridden Counter
      101,599

      Photos of Galbraith Mountain Bike

      trail: Mohawk
      386 |
      Oct 29, 2018 @ 7:29pm
      Oct 29, 2018
      trail: Das Auto Bahn
      272 |
      Sep 8, 2018 @ 7:35pm
      Sep 8, 2018
      trail: Mohawk
      767 |
      Jun 30, 2018 @ 11:34am
      Jun 30, 2018
      trail: Ridge Trail
      176 |
      Feb 13, 2018 @ 11:40am
      Feb 13, 2018

      Videos of Galbraith Mountain Bike

      The Mother Forker
      trail: Evolution
      2:51 | 55202 | Oct 7, 2019
      Spacewolf Cruise
      trail: Spacewolf
      4:02 | 141 | Jul 1, 2019
      It worked in my head
      0:13 | | Jun 21, 2019
      a sample of Galbraith MTB riding
      4:25 | 143 | Jun 16, 2019

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Cleavage
      Oct 15, 2019 @ 7:49pm
      3 days
      WetJoeinternLogging, take Son of Sam to the top.
      El Pollo Elastico
      Oct 15, 2019 @ 7:48pm
      3 days
      DryJoeinternLogging, trail closed.
      Ewok Village
      Oct 15, 2019 @ 7:47pm
      3 days
      WetJoeinternBad news: Logging has closed the trail.

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Evolution
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 5:43pm
      2 days
      VariablechucknastyA bit greasy but overall surprisingly good
      Atomic Dog
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 5:43pm
      2 days
      WetchucknastyAt the bottom of the second step-down...
      Rufus Creek Trail
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 4:58pm
      2 days
      Variableyman98Tree down 16”
      Backdoor
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 9:40am
      Oct 13, 2019
      VariableraincitychungNew to mountain. Backdoor starts on that...
      Cabin
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 9:39am
      Oct 13, 2019
      VariableraincitychungTurnoff to SST didn’t seem to line up...
      Here To There
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 9:38am
      Oct 13, 2019
      Variableraincitychung
      SST
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 9:37am
      Oct 13, 2019
      Variableraincitychung
      Golden Spike (SST)
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 9:36am
      Oct 13, 2019
      DryraincitychungFun trail. Opted to not do rock roll...
      RD 2400 (The Wall)
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 9:33am
      Oct 13, 2019
      Prevalent MudraincitychungI wish I saw that report from 3 days ago....
      Rd 1000 Spur
      Oct 13, 2019 @ 9:31am
      Oct 13, 2019
      VariableraincitychungSmall tree down across trail, can ride...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #465690chucknastyaddreportEvolution and 1 more
      Oct 18, 2019 @ 1:26pm
      1 hours
      user #1542842trail-wraithaddphoto in Bellingham, Washington, United States
      Oct 17, 2019 @ 9:58pm
      17 hours
      user #1517639HmichelisaddkarmaGalbraith
      Oct 17, 2019 @ 6:25am
      1 days
      user #728507yman98addreportRufus Creek Trail and 1 more
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 4:55pm
      2 days
      user #1204297LoganRuchriddentrailAir Chair and 9 more
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 2:36pm
      2 days

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1010325deltalattrailDad BodBottom trail was being worked on this past...
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 5:56pm
      Oct 7, 2019
      user #936438alpinemystictrailDog PatchRecent trail work should make for less puddles!
      Oct 2, 2019 @ 6:52pm
      Oct 2, 2019
      user #859116hrvatski88trailHappy HourGreasy, techy, challenging, and super fun!
      Sep 30, 2019 @ 8:40pm
      Sep 30, 2019
      user #728507yman98trailSpacewolfThere are no wolves on this trail despite the...
      Sep 20, 2019 @ 4:40pm
      Sep 20, 2019
      user #728507yman98trailCedar Dust Black Jump LineIf you like jumps, there are jumps on this trail
      Sep 20, 2019 @ 4:34pm
      Sep 20, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Lake Padden 42 km
      Samish Crest Open Space 3 12.1 km
      100 Acre Woods 8 103.8 km
      Lookout Mountain 4 14 34 km
      Chuckanut Mountain 6 14 64.8 km

      Local Badges

      • By kyleyoungtransition & contributors
      • Admins: WMBC, kyleyoungtransition
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