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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • 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
      An up and coming multi use area for riders, trail runners and hikers. Currently, there are 6 miles of hiking and biking trails and 8 miles of gated forest roads available for exploration. Hike or bike on existing trails through second-growth forest, gorges, past two waterfalls, and up to a scenic overlook for a peek-a-boo view of Lake Whatcom and Bellingham.

      Lower Loop Trail
      This one-mile loop connects the trailhead to the Lookout and Waterfall Loop Trails over gentle terrain. Hike or bike your way through a forest canopy of young Hemlock, Douglas Fir, Red Cedar, Big Leaf Maple and Alder trees.

      Waterfall Loop Trail
      Two waterfalls are accessed by a short loop trail near the junction of the Lower Lookout Trail and the Waterfall Loop Trail.

      Lookout Loop Trail
      This 3.6 mile loop trail begins shortly after the road crossing. The trail to the south climbs quickly up the hill on an old forest road while the North Fork meanders along a small ridge before crossing a wetland and climbing steeply on a combination of old roads and single track trail. From the upper intersection where these trails meet, a spur trail leads up through a hardwood forest to a viewpoint where you will find views of Lake Whatcom and Mount Baker.

      History & Planning
      Lookout Mountain Forest Preserve is comprised of the former Olsen Property and land reconveyed from the Department of Natural Resources to Whatcom County in the spring of 2014. Planning for future expansion of the Preserve is ongoing. Please visit the Lake Whatcom Reconveyance planning page for more information.

      Accessed by a trailhead adjacent to Sudden Valley, Lookout Mountain Forest Preserve spans 4,430 acres on the west side of Lake Whatcom. Current trailhead amenities include parking and restrooms.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      eBikes Allowed: No
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 17, 2019 ago
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      WMBC
      (wmbcmtb.org)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      State Ranking
      #172
      Trails (view details)
      38
      Trails Mountain Bike
      37
      Trails Hike
      36
      Trails Trail Running
      36
      Total Distance
      42 miles
      Total Descent
      20,204 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,298 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,668 ft
      Reports
      66
      Photos
      282
      Ridden Counter
      1,638

      Popular Lookout Mountain Mountain Biking Trails

      statustitledifficultyrating
      Bottoms up
      Baneberry Trail

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 3 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance

      Photos of Lookout Mountain Mountain Bike

      219 |
      Jun 23, 2017 @ 8:40am
      Jun 23, 2017
      244 |
      Jun 11, 2017 @ 9:55pm
      Jun 11, 2017
      215 |
      Jun 11, 2017 @ 9:55pm
      Jun 11, 2017
      1,307 |
      Apr 4, 2016 @ 8:00pm
      Apr 4, 2016
      | 2 comments

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Bottoms up
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 9:44am
      Oct 11, 2019
      VariablenfujimakiNice climbing trails. Not technical but...
      Baneberry Trail
      Jun 14, 2019 @ 7:33am
      Jun 14, 2019
      DryJMoeschler

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #728507yman98votetrailBottoms up
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 11:01pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      user #348299nfujimakiaddreportBottoms up
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 6:53am
      Oct 12, 2019
      user #1921974LeandranicolewishlisttrailBaneberry Trail
      Sep 8, 2019 @ 4:48am
      Sep 8, 2019
      user #1207573foxfraservotetrailBaneberry Trail and 1 more
      Aug 7, 2019 @ 5:39pm
      Aug 7, 2019
      user #871292JoeinternaddreportBottoms up
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 7:01pm
      Jul 20, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1589733BasedGawdtrailBaneberry TrailGets you up. Steeply.
      Jun 24, 2019 @ 7:38am
      Jun 24, 2019
      user #958022ccracertrailBottoms upNice climb trail. Great addition to this side.
      Jun 10, 2019 @ 8:04am
      Jun 10, 2019

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      Blanchard Mountain 3 21 24.2 km
      Lake Padden 44.3 km
      Lake Whatcom Park 7 1 44.5 km
      Chuckanut Mountain 6 14 65.7 km
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