17.4 miles
Distance
2,449 ft
Climb
-2,393 ft
Descent
1,779 ft
High Point

Birch street side to evolution

Detailed Description
Birch Side to Evolution is a 17 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Bellingham Washington. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 38 trails. This route climbs 2,449 ft with a max elevation of 1,779 ft then descends -2,393 ft.
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102 Reviews & Comments

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downhilljohn (7 hours ago)
Trail Evolution
I love evolution, the trail is hard on the arms, and wildly fun, it's always fun to do a good lap!
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downhilljohn (7 hours ago)
Trail Atomic Dog
Atomic Dog is one of my favourites, the jumps in the middle that they did this summer are pretty nice. It gives a nice workout on your arms, and it's a lot different than a lot of the trails! Highly recommend!
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Quickclay (Nov 1, 2022 at 17:09)
Trail Atomic Dog
Closed as of 11/1/22 for maintenance
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wiley-2014 (Oct 14, 2022 at 10:55)
Riding well in both directions, dry with some loose flat corners.
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ChainLine (Jul 3, 2022 at 9:11)
Trail SST
Great trail. Fast and flowy. Low blue in my opinion.
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ChainLine (Jul 3, 2022 at 9:11)
Trail SST
Great trail. Fast and flowy. Low blue in my opinion.
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ChainLine (Jul 3, 2022 at 9:11)
Trail SST
Great trail. Fast and flowy. Low blue in my opinion.
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ChainLine (Jul 3, 2022 at 9:11)
Trail SST
Great trail. Fast and flowy. Low blue in my opinion.
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ChainLine (Jul 3, 2022 at 9:11)
Trail SST
Great trail. Fast and flowy. Low blue in my opinion.
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ashlemon (Apr 28, 2022 at 18:29)
Trail Dog Patch
This is not a green trail. Newbies are going to be doing a lot of pushing on this climb.
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cwgoggin (Oct 19, 2021 at 14:35)
Trail 187
Anyone know the history of this name? Does it refer to hip hop slang for murder, ultimately coming from California penal code 187 defining murder?
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BizzleB3 (Sep 14, 2021 at 11:27)
Trail Atomic Dog
Dangerous downed tree in lower half of run, keep an eye out. Hopefully will be gone soon.
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vRidge (Jun 5, 2021 at 13:31)
Trail Tough Love
You can blame all the downhill traffic on K-W Razz
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b3nnic3 (Jun 6, 2021 at 15:20)
Trail Tough Love
This was a good descending trail before his video. There's even a berm he complains about which is (gasp) a downhill specific feature.
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wiley-2014 (Jun 5, 2021 at 13:19)
Trail Tough Love
Tough Love was designed to be ridden as a decending and climbing Trail. The orignal idea was to have alternative to The Wall as climb and classic natural feature decending trail that makes you work to clear the root and rocky sections. Roll them fast. From Orig builder designer :-)
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speed10 (May 9, 2021 at 18:20)
Trail Tough Love
Please don’t ride down this. You can go down 911 if your group is a little timid. This is a popular climb.
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homeslice1 (Apr 14, 2021 at 17:09)
Trail Pump Track
Not a pumptrack. No parents staring at phones. No groms telling dirty jokes. No trash. No moms for me to hit on. What a waste of time. Brought my 4 year old down it after he bike-hiked all the way up here, flew off a gap jump and broke his Prevelo. No other parents to even keep an eye on him for me. Screw this trail.
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chunky-tech-doctor (Apr 1, 2021 at 9:49)
Trail Pump Track
Great trail 2 things to consider the trail has a good portion of uphill and a huge gape jump that is off camber landing with that jump this trail is a a black with out it's a blue
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chunky-tech-doctor (Apr 1, 2021 at 9:48)
Trail Atomic Dog
One of best trail at galbraith maybe it's that fun you will end up always taking it to the car it's that Flowy
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Colex796ip (Oct 14, 2020 at 11:14)
Trail Evolution
Sick trail probably my favorite at Galbraith.
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ultramegabadass (Sep 8, 2020 at 18:06)
Trail Atomic Dog
Super
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ultramegabadass (Sep 8, 2020 at 18:05)
Trail Mullet
Not great frankly
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ultramegabadass (Sep 8, 2020 at 18:04)
Trail Bandito
Really fun for a cross country trail
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savagefilms (Aug 23, 2020 at 13:45)
Trail SST
One of the best trails on Galbraith!
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savagefilms (Aug 23, 2020 at 13:45)
Trail SST
One of the best trails on Galbraith!
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savagefilms (Aug 23, 2020 at 13:45)
Trail SST
One of the best trails on Galbraith!
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savagefilms (Aug 23, 2020 at 13:45)
Trail SST
One of the best trails on Galbraith!
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savagefilms (Aug 23, 2020 at 13:45)
Trail SST
One of the best trails on Galbraith!
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crucialsworld (Jul 9, 2020 at 21:22)
Trail Cedar Dust
Rain collects in certain spots, easily avoidable
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crucialsworld (Jul 9, 2020 at 21:22)
Trail Cedar Dust
Rain collects in certain spots, easily avoidable
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crucialsworld (Jul 9, 2020 at 21:22)
Trail Cedar Dust
Rain collects in certain spots, easily avoidable
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ScuubaSteve (Jul 8, 2020 at 23:56)
Trail Dog Patch
Excellent shape
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Goolick (Jul 2, 2020 at 9:26)
Temporary COVID-19 direction is uphill only, not downhill
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crucialsworld (Jun 29, 2020 at 17:44)
Trail Evolution
So much fun, sick wooden feature with a couple nice drops and some sweet jumps.
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crucialsworld (Jun 29, 2020 at 17:39)
Trail Atomic Dog
It’s a must
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hosmerAngel (Jun 22, 2020 at 19:56)
Trail Mullet
Currently closed
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chunky-tech-doctor (May 12, 2020 at 17:27)
Trail Backdoor
Back door is the best blue end of trail section in existence.
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bridgekey (Jan 30, 2020 at 10:31)
Trail Cedar Dust
Closed due to logging
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bridgekey (Jan 30, 2020 at 10:31)
Trail Cedar Dust
Closed due to logging
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bridgekey (Jan 30, 2020 at 10:31)
Trail Cedar Dust
Closed due to logging
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iarejavi (Jan 26, 2020 at 16:06)
Trail Atomic Dog
Still closed
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vw4ever (Dec 11, 2019 at 18:41)
Trail Pump Track
Fun every-person trail.
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Combinednathan (Oct 29, 2019 at 22:22)
Ride this instead of the road!
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lancefarmstrong (Oct 2, 2019 at 18:52)
Trail Dog Patch
Recent trail work should make for less puddles!
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bocomtb (Sep 12, 2019 at 16:11)
Trail Atomic Dog
Might have been my favorite trail on Galbraith. More natural and smaller jumps compared with U-line.
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Velochica (Sep 7, 2019 at 10:05)
Trail Son of Sam
Not sure if this is open. Lots of purposeful branches over trail.
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Velochica (Sep 7, 2019 at 10:05)
Trail Son of Sam
Not sure if this is open. Lots of purposeful branches over trail.
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theyurtle (Aug 4, 2019 at 12:27)
For ya ocbi
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theyurtle (Aug 4, 2019 at 12:27)
For ya ocbi
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theyurtle (Aug 4, 2019 at 12:27)
For ya ocbi
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theyurtle (Aug 4, 2019 at 12:27)
For ya ocbi
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theyurtle (Aug 4, 2019 at 12:27)
For ya ocbi
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theyurtle (Aug 4, 2019 at 12:27)
For ya ocbi
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theyurtle (Aug 4, 2019 at 12:27)
For ya ocbi
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seanfoster (Jul 2, 2019 at 19:33)
Trail Pump Track
Currently closed
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flowraw123 (Jun 29, 2019 at 12:46)
Trail Pump Track
Red tape across entrance
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XU12XU (Jun 16, 2019 at 21:55)
Trail Evolution
Evo's reputation is too big for how short it is, but its undeniably an absolute 3 minute blast for advanced riders.
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Jungian (Jun 5, 2019 at 22:05)
Trail Oly
One of my favorite single tracks.
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Jungian (Jun 5, 2019 at 21:59)
Trail Rusty Can
Best trail on Galbraith, hands down.
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originalsamhill (Apr 20, 2019 at 5:56)
Trail Evolution
This trail is closed due to logging
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masonguy (May 15, 2019 at 13:09)
Trail Evolution
FYI. It has now been reopened!
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crashelman (Sep 30, 2018 at 15:11)
Trail Atomic Dog
Great trail with flow and plenty of low consequence doubles!
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constermonster12 (Jul 18, 2018 at 23:25)
Trail Mullet
One of my favorite trails. If your not planning on summitting I recommend cutting in on the road from half way. Not much to see in the first half. Also the lip on the second to lay jump (a step down) is blown out so make sure your cautious it can buck you easily
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ZachMTB123 (Jun 26, 2018 at 19:32)
Trail Cedar Dust
Please update the map
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ZachMTB123 (Jun 26, 2018 at 19:32)
Trail Cedar Dust
Please update the map
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ZachMTB123 (Jun 26, 2018 at 19:32)
Trail Cedar Dust
Please update the map
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trail-wraith (May 24, 2018 at 20:36)
Trail Pump Track
Pump track is a sick trail. Its more technically advanced than u-line and there are several high consequence jumps. Rarely clogged with rider B/C most opt for the easy of u-line. This is a super fun way down
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Tluther (Dec 8, 2017 at 19:35)
Trail SST
It’s closed due to logging 12/8/17
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Tluther (Dec 8, 2017 at 19:35)
Trail SST
It’s closed due to logging 12/8/17
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Tluther (Dec 8, 2017 at 19:35)
Trail SST
It’s closed due to logging 12/8/17
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Tluther (Dec 8, 2017 at 19:35)
Trail SST
It’s closed due to logging 12/8/17
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Tluther (Dec 8, 2017 at 19:35)
Trail SST
It’s closed due to logging 12/8/17
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eatmoresnacks (Oct 8, 2017 at 9:05)
Trail Pump Track
Compared to Unemployment Line, this is a pretty lack luster descent option.
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Jules16 (Jul 25, 2017 at 17:56)
Trail SST
Fantastic and fun easy intermediate trail with lots of optional jumps or you can simply ride around them. There is however a tricky section at a junction called "checkpoint Juliet". If you are an advanced rider, you can drop into it after it crosses the access road. If you are more intermediate, take a left at the checkpoint, ride a short distance downhill and then join up with SST with a MUCH EASIER access trail.
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Jules16 (Jul 25, 2017 at 17:56)
Trail SST
Fantastic and fun easy intermediate trail with lots of optional jumps or you can simply ride around them. There is however a tricky section at a junction called "checkpoint Juliet". If you are an advanced rider, you can drop into it after it crosses the access road. If you are more intermediate, take a left at the checkpoint, ride a short distance downhill and then join up with SST with a MUCH EASIER access trail.
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Jules16 (Jul 25, 2017 at 17:56)
Trail SST
Fantastic and fun easy intermediate trail with lots of optional jumps or you can simply ride around them. There is however a tricky section at a junction called "checkpoint Juliet". If you are an advanced rider, you can drop into it after it crosses the access road. If you are more intermediate, take a left at the checkpoint, ride a short distance downhill and then join up with SST with a MUCH EASIER access trail.
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Jules16 (Jul 25, 2017 at 17:56)
Trail SST
Fantastic and fun easy intermediate trail with lots of optional jumps or you can simply ride around them. There is however a tricky section at a junction called "checkpoint Juliet". If you are an advanced rider, you can drop into it after it crosses the access road. If you are more intermediate, take a left at the checkpoint, ride a short distance downhill and then join up with SST with a MUCH EASIER access trail.
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Jules16 (Jul 25, 2017 at 17:56)
Trail SST
Fantastic and fun easy intermediate trail with lots of optional jumps or you can simply ride around them. There is however a tricky section at a junction called "checkpoint Juliet". If you are an advanced rider, you can drop into it after it crosses the access road. If you are more intermediate, take a left at the checkpoint, ride a short distance downhill and then join up with SST with a MUCH EASIER access trail.
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Jules16 (Jul 25, 2017 at 17:52)
Trail Cedar Dust
Still closed because of logging
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Jules16 (Jul 25, 2017 at 17:52)
Trail Cedar Dust
Still closed because of logging
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Jules16 (Jul 25, 2017 at 17:52)
Trail Cedar Dust
Still closed because of logging
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Geography78 (Jul 16, 2017 at 13:07)
Trail Cedar Dust
Temporarily closed b/c of forestry activity
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Geography78 (Jul 16, 2017 at 13:07)
Trail Cedar Dust
Temporarily closed b/c of forestry activity
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Geography78 (Jul 16, 2017 at 13:07)
Trail Cedar Dust
Temporarily closed b/c of forestry activity
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aaronkoenig (Jul 4, 2017 at 18:02)
Trail SST
Fast and flowy without being steep. Tons of jumps on this trail make it a blast to ride!
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aaronkoenig (Jul 4, 2017 at 18:02)
Trail SST
Fast and flowy without being steep. Tons of jumps on this trail make it a blast to ride!
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aaronkoenig (Jul 4, 2017 at 18:02)
Trail SST
Fast and flowy without being steep. Tons of jumps on this trail make it a blast to ride!
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aaronkoenig (Jul 4, 2017 at 18:02)
Trail SST
Fast and flowy without being steep. Tons of jumps on this trail make it a blast to ride!
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aaronkoenig (Jul 4, 2017 at 18:02)
Trail SST
Fast and flowy without being steep. Tons of jumps on this trail make it a blast to ride!
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Solorider69 (Jun 27, 2017 at 14:26)
Trail Bandito
Really fun rock drop in it
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Gmang (Apr 19, 2017 at 21:45)
Trail SST
So good I went straight back to the top.
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Gmang (Apr 19, 2017 at 21:45)
Trail SST
So good I went straight back to the top.
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Gmang (Apr 19, 2017 at 21:45)
Trail SST
So good I went straight back to the top.
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Gmang (Apr 19, 2017 at 21:45)
Trail SST
So good I went straight back to the top.
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Gmang (Apr 19, 2017 at 21:45)
Trail SST
So good I went straight back to the top.
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jefe (Apr 3, 2017 at 10:04)
Trail Mullet
Great trail with good flow for all skill levels. Good medium-largish sized option jumps that are actually quite mellow, but the trail is still fun and holds good flow even if you don't hit the bigger stuff. Watch out for that long bridge if it's wet though!
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elliotjamieson (Apr 23, 2015 at 9:50)
Trail Atomic Dog
Super sweet trail with great flow and jumps!
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jeffsworks (Dec 17, 2014 at 16:48)
Trail SST
I really enjoyed this trail last spring. What a blast!
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jeffsworks (Dec 17, 2014 at 16:48)
Trail SST
I really enjoyed this trail last spring. What a blast!
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jeffsworks (Dec 17, 2014 at 16:48)
Trail SST
I really enjoyed this trail last spring. What a blast!
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jeffsworks (Dec 17, 2014 at 16:48)
Trail SST
I really enjoyed this trail last spring. What a blast!
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jeffsworks (Dec 17, 2014 at 16:48)
Trail SST
I really enjoyed this trail last spring. What a blast!
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  • Ridelogs
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More Stats for Birch Side to Evolution mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    57 ft
  • Altitude min
    443 ft
  • Altitude start
    443 ft
  • Altitude end
    499 ft
  • Grade
    0.1%
  • Grade max
    -39.6%
  • Grade min
    51.7%
  • Distance climb
    9 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 1.5 (2 votes)
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