2 miles
Distance
471 ft
Climb
-1,397 ft
Descent
1,737 ft
High Point

This is one of our favorite flow routes in Whatcom County and is featured in Freehub Magazine's North Cascades Photo Book, Issue 9.3.

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Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition (wmbcmtb.org)
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Trails in Route

Cougar Ridge2 miles

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • eBike Allowed
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for Freehub Magazine: Cougar Ridge mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -926 ft
  • Altitude min
    612 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,641 ft
  • Altitude end
    716 ft
  • Grade
    -8.029%
  • Grade max
    -77.167%
  • Grade min
    41.279%
  • Distance climb
    3,482 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    843 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
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  • photo Photo
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Cougar Ridge
      Jan 26, 2019 @ 9:32pm
      Jan 26, 2019
      Sign stating the trail is closed at Rufus Creek Trail junction. Kind of sucks as it wasn't marked on Trailforks. Must take Rufus.
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